Welcome to Planet Earth Museum, a museum where you can learn
some interesting facts about the world we live in. There are many amazing places on Earth.
Who knows, maybe you’ll see them all one day! Let’s give an insight to what the forest on planet earth stands for.
Forests are home to over half of the world’s animals and plants. Trees clean the air and produce
oxygen for us to breathe.
We destroy more than 36 football fields of forests every minute and throw away thousands of trees
in paper and card every day.
The oceans are home to millions of marine animals. They absorb the sun’s heat, transfer it to the
atmosphere and move it around the world.
A lot of the rubbish we produce on land pollutes the oceans. Turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish
and die when they eat them.
At opposite ends of the world, the Arctic and Antarctic are freezing cold lands. It is so cold that the
sea is covered in ice.
The fuel we use for energy makes the climate warmer. As it gets warmer, the ice melts and the sea
rises. The land disappears.
Rivers collect rainwater and carry it to the oceans. Along the way, plants absorb and clean the
water so it is safe for us to drink.
Farms and factories pollute the rivers with pesticides and chemicals and every day we each flush
about 50 litres of water down the toilet.
This is a green world, where people respect nature and live a long and healthy life. Who Wouldn’t like
to live here?
Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe. Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure, but Earth has provided the conditions essential to life evolution. The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern of all peoples. The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust.
There are challenges ahead to be won, which the choices is ours: form a global partnership to care for Earth and one another or risk the destruction of ourselves and the diversity of life. Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living. We must realize that when basic needs have been met, human development is primarily about being more, not having more. We have the knowledge and technology to provide for all and to reduce our impacts on the environment. The emergence of a global civil society is creating new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world. Our environmental, economic, political, social, and spiritual challenges are interconnected, and together we can forge inclusive solutions.