This is one of several articles – not from the mainstream media, however – to offer a limited readership some reflections on Earth Day which has been recognised for almost 50 years. This year Earth Day coincides with a period of civil disobedience in which activists are taking to the streets in the hope of mobilising public opinion after decades of inadequate response by ruling elites to rapidly escalating socio-ecological problems afflicting Spaceship Earth.

A second review of Earth Day from the US perspective.
The first Earth Day was celebrated April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans across the country took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums demanding that our government do something to protect our environment.

Earth Day tweets – compiled by the European Environmental Bureau from a deluge of concern on social media. Contains some remarkable graphics on CO2 emission & short video links, including extracts from Attenborough’s latest summary on climate change.