Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

Today is the 43rd celebration of Earth Day.  Events are held in over 192 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The day focused on melting polar ice in 2007, Rock (geology) in 2008, a waterfall and marine life in 2009 to parrots in 2010, pandas in 2011 and animated flowers in 2012.

2013 is the Face of Climate Change with people sharing their stories on the impact of Climate Change.  You can see these stories and take part at the Earth Day Network. At this site you can learn what you can do to protect the environment and on going environmental protection activities.

Think about the role that environmental laws and regulations play in protecting our natural resources.  At one time the Cuyahoga River was so polluted that it caught on fire.  Thanks to such laws as the Clean Water Act, the water quality of the river has improved.

These questions are important.  What can you as an individual do?  What should be the role of law? 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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