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Earth Day 2020- 50th Anniversary

April 22, 2020 11:45 AM

Earth DayEARTH DAY - 22ND APRIL 2020

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

On Earth Day, April 22, 2020, we have two crises: One is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The other is a slowly building disaster for our climate.

We can, will and must solve both challenges. The world was not prepared for the novel coronavirus. But we still have time to prepare - in every part of the world - for the climate crisis.

The coronavirus pandemic does not shut us down. Instead, it reminds us of what's at stake in our fight for the planet. If we don't demand change to transform our planet and meet our climate crisis, our current state will become the new normal - a world where pandemics and extreme weather events span the globe, leaving already marginalized and vulnerable communities even more at risk.

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