Get to Know The Earth Day! Join NEWYES to Protect the Planet.
April 22, 2022, is the 53rd Earth Day. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Together to Invest in Protecting the Planet!”
What is the Earth Day?
Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, is a festival specially established for world environmental protection. This day aims to raise the public’s awareness of existing environmental problems and mobilize the public to participate in the environmental protection movement to improve the overall environment of the Earth through green and low-carbon life.
The Earth Day was launched in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson and Dennis Hayes. Today, the celebration of Earth Day has grown to 192 countries around the world, with more than 1 billion people participating each year, making it the most significant folk environmental festival in the world.
7 Trivia Facts About the Earth
1. The English word “Earth” comes from the Anglo-Saxon (Old English) word “Erda”, which means “ground” and “soil”. Despite the name “Ground”, 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water.
2. The mass of the Earth is 5.975×10²⁴ kilograms. Today, it is still accreting comets, meteorites, cosmic dust and interstellar molecules in the universe. According to expert estimates, the Earth can obtain about 100,000 tons of interstellar matter every year, of which cosmic dust reaches 23,430 tons. So, the Earth gets a little bit fatter every year.
3. Since the Earth was born out of chaos 4.6 billion years ago, more than 1 trillion species of creatures have been living and multiplying on it. How many living things are there on Earth now? Go to a small garden and dig a spoonful of soil, there are more organic life forms “living” in it than the number of human beings on the Earth.
4. About 620 million years ago, a day on Earth was only 21.9 hours. It can be seen that the rotation speed of the Earth is gradually slowing down. For us, though, the magnitude is negligibly tiny — only 70 milliseconds every 100 years, so it would take another 100 million years to get 1 hour longer on Earth’s day.
5. There have been many magnetic pole reversals on Earth throughout history, with north changing to south and south to north, the most recent being 780,000 years ago. Some scientists suspect that the reverse of the Earth’s magnetic poles was the cause of the extinction of ancient organisms.
6. 97% of the water on Earth is salt water, and 70% of the remaining 3% of freshwater freezes in ice at the poles, and most of the rest is in the soil, or deep underground that is difficult for humans to extract.
7. About 300 million years ago, almost all of the land on Earth was a unit. During the Jurassic period, Pangaea split into two continents, and over time they divided into what they are today.
The 53rd Earth Day is almost here. The ecological things carried by this blue planet are the home we should protect for a long time. When human beings admire the beauty of life, we should be more grateful for the gift of the Earth.
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