The 46th Earth Day
By Carol Baroudi
If Earth Day were human, it might be suffering a midlife crisis. “I’m 46 years old and what can I say about my life?” Sure there’s a growing environmental movement and Earth Day is celebrated in 192 countries, but is the Earth really any better off than it was 46 years ago? Like any 40-something facing an annual physical when leading a somewhat decadent lifestyle, Earth Day might not really want to look at the numbers.
|Average Temperature of U.S.
|Earth Day baseline 1970
|Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere
|Estimates range from 2 million to 100 million different species co-existing with us on our planet. But the extinction rate cuts across the board.
|The rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate.
Numbers like these should be a wake up call. What’s recommended here is a radical change in lifestyle. So if you’re serious about the health of the Earth, make a plan about how you can make positive efforts. Don’t let this Earth Day go by without really taking stock and putting a concrete program in place. Don’t know where to start? Drop me a line at email@example.com and we can talk about it.
Here in Arrow’s Value Recovery Business, we’re very concerned with electronics and the environment.