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Why is Earth Day important today?

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Earth Day is considered by many people to be important because many people believe that it is more important than ever for us to be aware of the needs of the environment today.  In today's world, there appear to be very serious environmental issues cropping up as the population of the Earth grows and the consumption of energy increases.  If scientists are right about global warming in particular, it is very important for us to be more environmentally conscious.  Earth Day is important to us today because it helps to increase this consciousness.

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