Earth Day 2019 – Google is celebrating with a Google Doodle of six featured creatures to this year’s annual Earth Day.
Earth Day 2019:
Earth Day 2019, the annual event celebrated on April 22 worldwide. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970.
Earth Day 2019 Google Doodle:
Happy Earth Day 2019!
This year’s annual Earth Day Doodle takes us around the planet we call home to discover some of the awe-inspiring organisms which inhabit it. Specifically, the interactive slideshow Doodle explores six organisms across elevations—along with their earthly superlative!
This year’s theme is Protect Our Species. The featured creatures named by Google Doodle:
Wandering Albatross – The widest wingspan of any living bird.
Coastal Redwood – The tallest tree in the world.
Paedophryne Amauensis – Holds the world record for smallest frog, and smallest vertebrate.
Amazon Water Lily – Among the world’s largest aquatic plants.
Coelacanth – At 407-million-years old, it’s one of the world’s oldest living species.
Deep Cave Springtail – Among the deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures.
A lot of packaging is “just designed in a way that it cannot be recycled,” says Rob Opsomer, who leads the New Plastics Economy.
NASA officials wrote, “When viewed across the solar system, Earth is just a speck in the cosmos. Images taken of Earth from missions such as @OSIRISRex
& @CassiniSaturn remind us of how precious our home planet is. View more images of Earth from afar & celebrate #EarthDay.
Greta Thunberg wrote, “Happy #EarthDay ! This is what’s needed to stay below 1,5°C of warming. Note that this doesn’t include the aspect of equity, feedback loops or additional warming hidden by toxic air pollution. Sorry to bother but it’s time to act.”
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 22, 2019
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) April 22, 2019
Climate change is expected to force more than 100 million ppl into extreme poverty by 2030
Half of all plants and animals are at risk of extinction
UN says have 12 years to avert catastrophe
You cannot discuss #EarthDay without acknowledging the greatest threat to the earth.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 22, 2019
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 22, 2019
Climate change is real, it’s here now, and it poses a grave threat to our nation and our planet. This #EarthDay I’m thinking about what we need to do to protect our environment, create jobs for a clean economy & build a sustainable and equitable future. What about you? pic.twitter.com/0De0CbaWTS
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) April 22, 2019