Do we all understand what Global Warming actually is?
Why does it happen?
It happens because too much Carbon dioxide is released into our atmosphere. The temperature rises in direct correlation to the increased Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere.
There is a wealth of scientific evidence to show that the the planet’s weather and climate patterns are changing very rapidly due to Global Warming. Extreme storms, droughts, receding glaciers and ice caps, the rise in the ocean temperatures and the rise in sea levels and changes in the distribution of organisms and diseases all point to this. Humans are significantly contributing to the situation and it is getting worse. The oceans are overloaded with Carbon Dioxide and more and more CO2 output will go straight into the atmosphere, which adds to global warming.
The Arctic is also receding at an alarming rate due to Global Warming. The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment was released in late 2004, and it showed changes from the ice at the North Pole to animals and human settlements. Reports from Greenland reveal glaciers moving meters per hour and rapidly thinning. The Arctic ice cap is shrinking to the smallest it has ever been in modern measurements and in winter is not been refreezing it as much as before. There is a rise in the overall sea level, an increase in extreme weather, meaning coastal areas will get hit very hard from now on.
If we do not do something significant and soon, sea rises in some areas will be so substantial and the future damage from extreme weather will be so extreme and devastating, we will be helpless to stop it.
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