Making New York City a Greener Place

By Letitia James

In 1970, environmental experts realized that global pollution was getting out of hand. They needed to make their concerns known to a broader public — and so Earth Day was launched. Ironically, the ’70s are now starting to look like “the good old days.” According to the recent United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “roughly half of all CO2 emissions stemming from human activity between 1750 through 2010 occurred during a 40-year stretch that began in 1970.” If the creators of the original Earth Day were right that the clock was ticking back then, time is quickly …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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