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10 gut-wrenching pleas from astronauts to save the Earth

From 250 miles up, astronauts have an unparalleled view of Earth. They can also easily see the devastating effects of climate change and pollution as they ravage the planet.That’s why past and present astronauts from around the world have contributed to a new video, called “Call to Earth,” that urges world leaders to take action.

It’s an inspiring collection of pleas, but also a sobering and gut-wrenching one: If we don’t clean up our act as a species, and fast, we could irreversibly mar the only home that we’ve got in the solar system.

Here are the some of the most salient quotes from the video.

Astronauts have a bird’s eye view of Earth from the International Space Station.

And the effects of human activity are quickly catching up with us, say a group of astronauts in a video directed at politicians.

And the effects of human activity are quickly catching up with us, say a group of astronauts in a video directed at politicians.

EPA/Noah Berger

Source: YouTube

It’s amazing just how fragile the atmosphere looks from space, said one astronaut. All we have is a thin film of air to protect us.

“When you look at your planet from space, it’s beautiful, fragile, and there’s this little thin layer all the way around: our atmosphere. And that’s the only thing that protects us from the really bad vacuum in outer space. This little fragile layer, the atmosphere, is part of our life support system. We need to be really careful with it.” —Mary Cleave, American astronaut

Another pointed out that the atmosphere is something we all share.

“Our atmosphere connects us all. What happens in Africa affects North America. What happens in North America affects Asia.” —Dan Barry, American astronaut

Space also affords a view of human destruction since the dawn of the industrial age.

Space also affords a view of human destruction since the dawn of the industrial age.

Smog over Beijing.NASA/NOAA

“Less than 550 humans have orbited the Earth. Those of us lucky enough to have done so more than once have not only heard about the negative impact that the industrial age has had on our planet, we’ve seen it with our own eyes.” —Michael LĂłpez-AlegrĂ­a, American astronaut

Ongoing human catastrophes are easily visible, too, like deforestation.

Ongoing human catastrophes are easily visible, too, like deforestation.

An astronaut captured this image of an Amazon rainforest burning. NASA

“The view from space is just breathtaking. And at the same time we recognize deforestation and wildfires, and so on, which are related to climate change.” —Naoko Yamazaki, Japanese astronaut

 

Source uk.businessinsider.com

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So people does anyone think ” humans ” are destroying the planet?? The elite are they human?? Which human of which tribe in which country does it say mine or destroy the land or the plants or the animals??? None!!! So I ask is the “elite” human?

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Offs, paid NASA astronaut, pure propaganda. If they see any pollution in the air it will be that from chemtrails. Carbon tax is big business. As always it’s to do with money and power. Not saying we should keep on deliberately trying to destroy it, but don’t believe for one minute that they are telling you the truth

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We salute you. Man. Of the year.
Thank. You. Sir. Brave. Work

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Or is it ten gut wrenching pieces of clickbait?

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Nobody is listening. No worries Mother Earth will take care of everything

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I like Phil Collins..

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The astronaut silliness.. Gordon Cooper one of the Mercury astronauts worked with off-planet beings ,on getting us off the dirty energies . this isn’t just our planet ,we share it with others… So why make plea to the the people that can’t do anything . and for anyone like Kelly ,or anybody else to do it, shows that there’s totally ignorant ,or perhaps they’re just doing it for public relations… The planet will be cleaned up when the alliance decide so ,and the cabal is finally put to rest . When disclosure & were told the truth, and then we… Read more »
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They don’t make it that far I noriced

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I can’t believe that people don’t realise that we actually came from Mars. We distroyed that planet? Now where distroying this one to. Are we going to have to move to Venus next? Forget about Mars terrafirming we should be looking to getting Venus suitable for us all to live on. Come on you scientists we’ve just about distroyed two planets let’s learn soon we are running out of planets now!!!!!

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Then stop lying your asses off about ETs so they can help us… :p

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Republicans don’t care about the earth God wants them to destroy it

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Democrats are just as bad

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Is that a fake cut out pic of Earth in that window????

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NASA never release anything

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There’s Scott Kelly
Rockin’ Around The
Clock.

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We are the only people who can push clean up energy for intense the government only benefits off dirty energy because we buy it,what I’ve been trying to do is buy clean energy and when I’m older only buy electric cars no fossil fuels I mean unless we want to die as a species and all the animals and water will be gone will look like mars .have a nice day

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No mention of all the aircraft polluting the atmosphere then?

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Chemtrails are not water vapour. It’s geoengineering

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We’ll have to agree to differ on that then then

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No more than just exhaust fumes. The trails you see are from sudden change in air temperature as cold air passed through the jets and gets instantly heated and then back into the air creating water vapor.

Much how the exhaust on your car looks smoky when it gets cold outside. Or breathing out of your mouth. It’s water vapor. Not chemicals

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No air crafts pollute the atmosphere.

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They can’t save us.

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