Decades ago, climate scientists told of the predicted patterns of UNNATURAL climate change caused by increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. They nailed the patterns. What they predicted is exactly what we are seeing.
Images of Kilimanjaro taken from the shuttle in 1993 and in 2000.
As glaciers melt in a warmer climate, sea levels rise.
Here’s what FL’s coast looked like.
Species of land animals are disappearing faster now than any time since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago. From polar bears in the Arctic no longer having sea ice for hunting, mating, and migration, to frog in the tropics, we are losing species fast, and humans are almost completely to blame. Increased winds are carrying dust farther, worsening conditions like allergies and asthma, while longer breeding seasons for insects are helping spread insect-borne disease like malaria.
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Causes of global warming: . Deforestation Rapid industrialization Population explosion Increase in GHG concentration Main cause: CARBON DIOXIDE
Climate fluctuates naturally18,000 years ago Present Glacier ice Sea ice
Predicted changes of human-caused warming For over 30 years, scientists have predicted increased greenhouse gasses will cause unnatural changes By 2000: T Antarctic sea ice and ice shelf break-ups T Antarctic Peninsula warming T Arctic sea ice melting T Faster Arctic warming (11°F) T Melting of small glaciers and ice caps T Sea level rise T And more…
Who cares? Glaciers and ice caps gone by 2100 Ice sheets melting too! Over 40% of world’s water supply Direct rise in sea level Reflect sunlight
Sea-level rise Temperatures and sea levels will continue to rise for centuries. Arctic sea ice will disappear in the next few decades Hot extremes, heat waves, and heavy rains will continue to become more frequent