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Jan 08

Our Living World by Cody Rasmussen

Posted on January 8, 2021 at 12:50 PM by Genesis Gaule

The Earth. As far as we know there is no other place like it in the universe.  With its blue oceans and green grasslands, its vast deserts and rainforests, the planet is completely filled with life from one corner to the other.  Plants and animals are vast and varied, adapting to the environment in which they inhabit.


In Northern North America one can find White Spruce trees growing, and in the rainforests of the world some may find the Kapok Tree growing strong. You go to the far reaches of the Northern Hemisphere and you will see Polar Bears, while in Southwest Asia you can find the Giant Panda. The Amazon River Dolphins in South America to the Humpback Whales of the world’s oceans. Life can be found almost everywhere.

snow leopard

However, we are reaching a point in the history of our planet that we may not be able to come back from. The planet as we know it is always changing. This is especially true for the animals and plants of the world. As mankind continues to expand we find ourselves losing so much more than we can imagine. The wildlife that has been on our planet for so long, is starting to disappear. So many different species of animals and plants are being driven to the brink of extinction because of our actions. We must find it in ourselves to change our ways, to save our planet that has sustained us for so long.

Otherwise, what will become of… Our Living World?

“We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we all have a responsibility to care for our Blue Planet. The future of humanity and indeed, all life on earth, now depends on us.”

 - Sir David Attenborough


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