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Earth Day Fun Facts

We all celebrate Earth Day to extend our support to protect our planet's environment for future generations.

But how do we move about it? Read some incredible facts about our planet and swear to protect it for every single life on Earth.

Earth Day Fun Facts

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The idea of Earth Day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin in 1970. It is a day to support environmental protection.
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20% of the planet’s oxygen is produced from one region on earth. This region is the Amazon Rainforest, located in Brazil, South America.
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The major cause of the depletion of the ozone layer that protects us from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, is chlorofluorocarbons.
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In terms of size, Earth ranks fifth in order, with Jupiter being the largest of all the planets in the solar system.
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Earth’s atmosphere is filled with gases, with nitrogen being present in the largest amounts followed by oxygen as a distant second.
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The main gas that is responsible for global warming is carbon-di-oxide. There has been a constant rise in the temperature of the Earth's surface due to the trapping of carbon-di-oxide.
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When smoke reacts with industrial fog, it leads to the formation of smog. Smog is a major contributor to air pollution in cities.
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was formed on the day the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. President Richard Nixon gave the proposal for its establishment.
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The harmful ultraviolet light coming from the sun is stopped from entering the Earth’s atmosphere due to a thin layer of ozone. These rays can lead to several skin diseases in people and adversely affect animals.
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The idea of celebrating Earth Day was born in 1970 and it was first held on 22nd April the same year.