We understand how difficult it’s to believe in climate change when you have to wear two sweaters under a warm jacket to keep warm outside. Nevertheless (and unfortunately!), global warming is not a fake told by paranoids to create global panic. This is a reality, and we all live amongst it. Now we will show you the facts that open your eyes.
Throughout the history of our planet, the temperature fluctuates a bit, and this is normal. Changes in hundredths of a degree in the direction of heat or cold is a natural process. Problems arise when temperatures rise steadily, which has been happening since the mid-20th century. According to the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average annual temperature has risen by 1,09 °C (33 °F) since 1950. This is a lot.
Snow And Ice
Only 1,09 °C (33 °F) led to the glaciers melting and snow cover changes throughout the world. This year, an international team of scientists said that only Antarctica has lost about 2.7 trillion tons of ice as a result of climate changes since the early 1990s. 739 726 Empire State Buildings weigh the same. The average glacier melting rate is 12.8% per decade.
It is surprising that the increase in the temperatures leads to more snow falling. That is why the number of extreme snowfalls has increased in recent years.
Oceans And Seas
It is natural that the melting of glaciers increases the amount of water in the world’s oceans. And the acidity of water, which is a consequence of CO2 industrial emissions, is increasing every year.
Satellite data confirms that the seas water level is also increasing. The reason of this process is water thermal expansion.
Animals And Plants
Global warming affects the animals and plants lives. For example, according to experts, some plants have shifted periods of flowering and fruiting. But the clearest evidence of climate changes is coral bleaching. 12% of the world’s reefs lost their colour in 2016. They are facing illnesses, hunger or even death because of this.
What Can We Do With Climate Changes?
The main and most important step is the reduction of CO2 emissions into the Earth’s atmosphere. Fortunately, many companies have already set a goal to get rid of CO2 emissions by switching to 100% renewable energy consumption.
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