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By: Kevin M.Gill
International Earth Day
Today is a very important international holiday, International Earth Day. Some of you may be looking at this screen with a confused look on your face. Earth Day? Isn't that in April this year? Americans will celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Today's holiday differs in that the today is an international event.
Chief Seattle of the Duwamish tribe once said, "We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."
The United States Census Bureau claims there are 7.074 billion in our world. The UN claims the world's population hit the 7 billion mark on October 31, 2011. Here is a breakdown of the worldwide population growth since we had hit the 1 billion mark in 1804 via wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population.
As you can see by the chart, our population continues to grow at an astounding rate. With a great population comes the need for land, water and other resources. Unfortunately, we have not been wise stewards with this beautiful planet we call home.
International Earth Day reminds us to conserve our resources and use them wisely. We cannot pollute our earth and if we want to create a better environment for the future generations then we need to start now.
You can learn more about International Earth Day at http://www.earthsite.org