Over the last decade, through extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, climate change has been accepted as a reality by a majority of the scientific community.
A number of observations support this conclusion. For example, did you know:
- 11 of the past 12 years have been the hottest recorded since 1850. Tweet it: Tweet
- In 1910, Montana's National Glacier Park contained 150 glaciers. That number has dwindled to 27. Tweet it: Tweet
- Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania has lost 80 percent of its ice. Tweet it: Tweet
In the long term, climate change will have a negative impact on people as well as wildlife. According to Learn stuff, by 2050:
- 30 million people won't have enough food. Tweet it: Tweet
- 100 million people will die from droughts, storms, and diseases caused by climate change. Tweet it: Tweet
- 1 in 4 animals species will be near extinction. Tweet it: Tweet
These changes are linked to human activity over the last 50 years.
The following infographic, created by Learn Stuff, highlights not only the consequences of climate change, but also its causes.
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