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10 Facts about Our Earth

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Bahama Beaches

Happy Earth Day!!! Today (April 22, 2017) marks the 47th celebration of Earth Day. Over 190+ countries observe Earth Day by organizing activities to promote conservation in their communities. In honor of Earth Day, here are 10 Facts about our Mother Earth:

  1. Earth is over 4.5 Billion Years old!
  2. 71% of the Earth’s surface is water, yet only less than 5% has been explored.
  3. The other 29% Earth’s surface is land which holds a human population of 7.1+ Billion people
  4. Most populated countries are:
    • China: 1.38 Billion
    • India: 1.34 Billion
    • United States: 326 Million
    • Indonesia: 263 Million
    • Brazil: 211 Million
  5. The Earth is also home to over 8.7 Million different species of animals, both land and water.
  6. From WWF, it is estimated that 40% of wildlife has been lost over the last 40 years.
  7. Earth’s air consists mostly of Nitrogen (78%), followed by Oxygen (21%), and other gases.
  8. Estimated there are over 3 Trillion trees on Earth, that means 400 trees for each human.
  9. In 2016, the record was broken for Earth’s warmest recorded temperature. Average temperature in 2016 was 1.78 Fahrenheit higher than the century’s mean.
  10. Despite the growth in renewable energy, fossil fuels still power over 90% of the Earth’s energy.

There is still a lot to learn from Earth.  Please be considerate to conserve our resources, so the many generations beyond ours can enjoy it too.

Make Today > Yesterday

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Sustainable Living

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