Climate change: Meaning behind Earth Day 2022 and how the Google Doodle is marking today’s climate event

Google is marking this Earth Day with a doodle showing time-lapse satellite images of melting glaciers, retreating snow cover,

Inaugurated in the United States in 1970, Earth Day is now recognised across the planet as an occasion on which to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Here is everything you need to know about Earth Day 2022.

Earth Day has been held on 22 April ever since it inception in 1970.

The concept was proposed by peace activist John McConnell at a 1969 Unesco conference in San Francisco, and was originally planned to be on 21 March, the first day of spring.

A month later, US senator Gaylord Nelson proposed a nationwide environmental teach-in on 22 April, an event which consumed McConnell’s plan.

It was named Earth Day, and its purpose grew, culminating in it becoming the largest single-day protest in human history.

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