Earth Day 2017: things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day-  what is it and why is it important?

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With the year 2017, Earth Day draws closer to its 50th anniversary and this year, the event arguably takes on an even greater significance as it coincides with the international March for Science and if we notice a lot of things has changed since the very first Earth Day in 1970. At the time of 1970, America’s biggest environmental problems were smog and water pollution but now the fresh challenges include global warming and ocean acidification.

This year scientists discovered a new continent in February 2017, and this was done by a team of researchers led by geologist Nick Mortimer who published a paper for this 1.9-million-square-mile continent. By this year, scientists have described 1.5 million different species on the Earth. On the other hand, ecologists keep on warning that many, many more extinctions could soon follow if we don’t act quickly to protect what wildlife remains. To be noted here that  Giraffe populations have declined 40 percent in the last 30 years. More than half of all primate species are sliding down the path toward non-existence.  And as per Asperitas, the new edition of the atlas, new type of had been found and these are characterized by localized waves in the cloud base, either smooth or dappled with smaller features, sometimes descending into sharp points. Friends, this was all, do watch the video I have linked below and don’t forget to share your views and suggestions in the comments section. Have a great day all.

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