Whatever Donald uncle may say, climate change is real. There is no debate about it. 97 percent of researchers have conducted environmental studies that have shed light on the most disturbing facts about climate and even proven that global warming is absolutely true. Yet, it is considered the third most important issue after international terrorism and poverty.
Climate change is already here and it has put the earth into ‘unchartered territory’. Ignoring the signs like melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and increasing temperatures is like signing our own death certificate. Here are some of the most disturbing facts about climate change.
1. 2016 was the hottest year since late 19th Century
Did you know 2016 was the hottest year since 1880? This is one of the crazy science facts everyone wishes wasn’t real. Since 1950s, every continent has warmed significantly. But having most temperature records broken in the 21st century is a real wake up call.
2. Antarctic melting has tripled in the last 25 years
One can simply not ignore the Antarctic and Arctic facts as the sea ice coverage has reduced every decade by 3.5 to 4.1 per cent since 1979. On top of it, the glaciers all around the world are receding at a tremendous rate. Believe it or not, it is scary.
3. Sea levels have already risen by 200 mm since 1880
This is meant to happen because of the glaciers melting. And, that’s not all. Every year, the sea levels are rising at a rate if 3.4 mm which has been the fastest in past 2,000 years. Another one of the most disturbing facts we wish weren’t true.
4. Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef is damaged
Thanks to climate change, we have lost two thirds of nature’s most beautiful creation. The coral has lost its vibrant appearance and has become weaker due to coral bleaching. It is because the algae living in the coral tissues were expelled as the water temperatures we’re too high for them to survive.
5. Global flooding to triple by 2030
Do you want to read some fun facts about atmosphere? Well, here is one. According to a study from the World Resources Institute, the people who are at risk of being exposed to flooding will increase from 21 million to 54 million by 2030. There is a higher chance that you may die from drowning in the water.
6. Greenhouse gases levels are constantly increasing
Do you know about greenhouse gases which traps the sunlight on earth and elevate the temperatures? Well, the concentration of carbon dioxide oxide in atmosphere reached to 400 parts per million in 2015 and has been ever increasing. Do these fun facts about atmosphere tickle your bone?
7. Earth will become warmer by 6 degrees this century
It does not come as a surprise because of the continual rise of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Right now, earth is getting warmer at a scale of two degrees Celsius but by 2011 this will soar to frightening six degrees. It is one of the most disturbing facts about climate change and worrying won’t help. Think about the refugee crisis and conflict amongst the nation’s that climate change is going to bring
If nothing is done sooner to ameliorate the present conditions, the Doomsday is not far away.
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