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Earth Day: Ten facts that prove our planet is dying a slow death

world Updated: Apr 22, 2015 14:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Every year on April 22, more than 190 countries observe World Earth Day. As climate change is recognised as one of the biggest crises of our times, the day's significance grows.



Here are 10 facts that reveal how our earth is dying a slow death:



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Global warming from 1880 to 2013


Source: UN-Water - A United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater and sanitation related matters.

Data collected by Sourjya Bhowmick

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