Saturday, 21 April 2018

Subject: It’s Earth Day. Time to Stand Up.


With best regards, 
Dr. AMAR NATH GIRI                       
EHSQ , NFCL 
M.Sc. -Environmental Science,Ph.D -Environmental Science law & DIPLOMA AS - P.G.D.E.P.L,CES, DCA,
EX IIM LUCKNOW FELLOW, EX RESEARCH SCIENTIST
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Earth Day Network <email-reply@earthday.org>
Date: Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 9:45 PM
Subject: It’s Earth Day. Time to Stand Up.
To: Dr Amar Nath Giri <goswami248@gmail.com>



Dear Dr Amar,
It’s Earth Day and we’re looking back at our history to help guide us forward.
The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized more than 20-million Americans to pour into the streets of every major American city and demand change. It remains the largest citizen action event in human history — and it created massive political momentum that led to today’s environmental laws to safeguard clean water, clean our air, protect endangered species and stop hazardous waste pollution.
48 years later, the Earth needs that same mobilization and momentum.
Now more than ever, we need to work together — as we face an even a set of global environmental challenges that simply cannot be ignored, from loss of biodiversity to climate change to plastic pollution.
Enough is enough. We need decisive action. We need to make personal, positive changes in our lives and to demand sweeping policy changes from businesses and our governments.
“Today, the world is hanging by a thread,” says Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. That’s why we’re launching a more diverse, more passionate global environmental movement.”
It’s Earth Day. So let’s do everything we can. Together, let’s stop using single-use plastics. Let’s work on cleaning up our rivers and oceans. Let’s plant trees and stop deforestation. Let’s protect the EPA and vote for leaders who vow to protect the Earth.
It’s Earth Day. It's up to us.

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For 2018, the Earth Day theme is End Plastic Pollution.

IT'S the planet we live on and is home to more than six billion humans and countless other animals and plants.
But with climate change and pollution endangering planet Earth, people are being implored to help protect the fragile environment - and one way to help is by taking action on Earth Day 2018.
 Every year on April 22, people across the globe celebrate Earth Day
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Every year on April 22, people across the globe celebrate Earth Day

When is Earth Day 2018?

Earth Day is held every year on April 22 and in 2018 this is no different.
Organisers settled on this date as it is in the spring but does not conflict with the religious holidays of Easter and Passover.
It is also said that one of the organisers, Julian Koenig came up with the idea of holding it on April 22 as it was his birthday and the word 'birthday' rhymes with Earth Day.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection.
The aim is to encourage people to do things that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or plant trees.
The event takes place around the world and it is described as the biggest secular holiday on the planet.
More than a billion people are expected to celebrate the day including environmental campaigners Leonardo di Caprio and Emma Watson.
 Earth Day is an annual event to raise awareness of protecting the environment
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Earth Day is an annual event to raise awareness of protecting the environment

What is the Earth Day 2018 theme and how can I help end plastic pollution?

For 2018, the Earth Day theme is End Plastic Pollution.
Individuals wanting to help make an impact can download an action toolkit and work out how much plastic they're consuming, then create a plan to reduce it.
Organisations can organise an Earth Day Activity day to educate others on their plastic consumption and the impact it has on the environment.
Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce your plastic consumption:
  • Use reusable bags when you go shopping
  • Don't use plastic straws with drinks where possible
  • Buy boxes instead of bottles - cardboard is easier to recycle than plastic
  • Use reusable bottles and cups
  • Pack meals in reusable containers instead of disposable plastic containers and sandwich bags
 People can mark Earth Day be doing simple things such as planting trees or recycling more
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People can mark Earth Day be doing simple things such as planting trees or recycling more

How did Earth Day begin?

Earth Day began after a devastating oil spill more almost 50 years ago prompted a group of peace activists to raise environmental awareness.
At a UNESCO conference in San Francisco in 1969, peace activist John McConnell proposed that a day should be set aside to honour the Earth and the environment.
He believed that humans had an obligation to protect the earth and share its resources with future generations.
The first Earth Day took place the following year in 1970 and marking it were 2,000 colleges and 10,000 schools across the US.
Now it is celebrated in 192 countries across the world by around one billion people.

KAKINADA EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL

KAKINADA
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL
Year
Temperature(oC)
Rainfall (mm)
Highest
Maximum(Date)
Lowest
Minimum(Date)
24 Hours Highest
(Date)
Monthly Total
2017
40.0(29)
23.6(30)
7.8(30)
7.8
2016
40.0(30)
24.8(09)
0
0
2015
38.2(22)
23.2(25)
14.5(30)
29.0
2014
38.2(21)
22.0(01)
0
0
2013
38.3(18)
23.6(23)
20.5(21)
24.0
2012
39.5(22)
23.7(02)
0.5(30)
0.5
2011
36.7(19)
22.7(23)
38.2(23)
66.5
2010
38.3(25)
25.7(22)
8.0(01)
9.5
2009
39.4(22)
24.4(11)
5.4(28)
5.6
2008
39.7(22)
23.3(06)
2.2(02)
2.2
ALL TIME RECORD
42.8(25/1947)
18.9(7/1942)
61.0(7/1937)
153.6(1971)

CLIMATOLOGICAL TABLE
PERIOD: 1981-2010
Month
Mean
Temperature(oC)
Mean
Total
Rainfall
(mm)
Mean
Number of Rainy
Days
Mean Number of days with
Daily
Minimum
Daily
Maximum
HAIL
Thunder
FOG
SQUALL
Jan
20.3
29.2
12.6
0.9
0
0.1
0.1
0
Feb
21.7
31.2
10.3
1.1
0
0
0
0
Mar
24.0
34.0
7.5
0.5
0
0.7
0.1
0
Apr
26.2
36.2
16.4
1.1
0
2.1
0
0
May
27.8
37.5
42.3
2.8
0
5.2
0
0
Jun
27.3
35.8
122.8
7.1
0
5.4
0
0
Jul
26.2
32.9
175.4
10.9
0
5.2
0
0
Aug
25.9
32.2
176.9
10.2
0
4.7
0
0
Sep
25.9
32.7
199.4
9.1
0
7.5
0
0
Oct
24.8
31.9
243.4
9.0
0
6.8
0
0
Nov
22.5
30.4
98.8
3.8
0
1.3
0
0
Dec
20.3
29.2
10.7
0.9
0
0
0
0
Annual
24.4
32.8
1116.6
57.5
0
39
0.1
0

Subject: It’s Earth Day. Time to Stand Up.

With best regards ,   Dr. AMAR NATH GIRI                         EHSQ , NFCL  M.Sc. -Environmental Science,Ph.D -...