As the climate crisis becomes ever more serious, each Earth Day that comes along takes on extra significance. Established in 1970 in the US, the annual event brings together millions of people from around the world in support of the environment, highlighting the urgent action we need to take to save our planet. In fact, figures show that global CO2 emissions are now back at above pre-pandemic levels , despite all the talk of “nature healing” when countries around the world went into lockdown. Considering that we need to dramatically cut emissions by an estimated 45 per cent by 2030 to keep global warming to 1.5°C, the magnitude of the challenge we’re facing is clear. “This Earth Day, we have an important opportunity to challenge our leaders to commit to climate action on a global scale,” Kathleen Rogers, president of EarthDay.org , tells Vogue . “We are at the edge of a cliff — if we don’t act now to reduce carbon emissions, there will be no way back.” Want to ensure that you play your part this Earth Day? Here’s everything you need to know. When is Earth Day 2021? Earth Day has been marked on 22 April […]

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