Commentary - Earth Day is April 22; global warming is occurring
By Patty Bracey, Citizens Climate Lobby member, Brandon, MN
The first Earth Day was organized in 1970. The purpose and goal was to inform and amend practices that contributed to "dirtying our environment." Today, the purpose is the same because the problem is the same, but with increased scientific certainty on climate change and its causes (primarily the burning of fossil fuels), global warming has become the new focus.
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