Why we called earth in danger? Why we not called mankind in danger? its mine opinion

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I think people may say that the Earth is in danger because of the things that mankind are doing to it. There is a lot of deforestation, air pollution, pollution being dumped in rivers, lakes, and oceans, etc. So this is perhaps why the Earth is in danger. By putting the Earth in danger we are putting ourselves in danger as well because we need the Earth to survive. Without a healthy Earth, humans cannot flourish.

There are many organizations that exist that are trying to bring environmental awareness to the forefront. I believe that people are becoming more aware of how important it is to take care of the Earth.

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It would help if you could tell us what you are thinking about here -- what is it that is making the Earth (or the people) be in danger?

In general, I think we would say this sort of thing because from our point of view, the Earth is only important because we humans are on it.

When we say global warming, for example, puts the Earth in danger, of course you are right to say this is wrong.  In fact, only people (and some animals and plants) are in danger.

But because we seem like the most important things on Earth, we say that the Earth is in danger whenever we people are in danger.

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