Friday, April 22, 2005

Earth Day (2005) and images of our solar system

Earth Day, which was begun in 1970, is a worldwide movement aimed at protecting our planet. When we protect the Earth, we also protect ourselves and our future (and that of generations to come).

Some of us on this Earth Day are living an abundant life, but that is not so everywhere. According to Ode Magazine (March 2005, p. 56):

Of the 4.4 billion people living in developing countries, nearly three-fifths lack access to sewers, a third lack clean water, a quarter lack housing, and a fifth lack healthcare of any kind. Every day 800 million people go hungry. A baby born today in Botswana has a life expectancy of 39.

If you would like to view images of our planet today, go to Welcome to the Planets which is a "collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program." The site is hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links to the planets; love pictures of planets.