The Impacts and Effects of Climate Change

97% of scientists agree that humans are causing recent climate change.
Like a one man wrecking ball, we dominate our natural world.
What are the impacts and effects of climate change?
Pollution
Human Footprint

The Human Footprint

7.6 billion humans inhabit Earth.

And is estimated to rise to up to 10.9 billion in 2050.

Humans dominate physical world.

Agriculture Usage

As population rises, food production is set to match this increase

40% of land feeds the planet.

Can global crop production meet future demands?

Agriculture
Forests

Deforestation

Converting forests to urban land removes vital carbon sinks

We’ve lost 80% of the world’s natural forests

Sea Level Rise

As temperatures surge, sea levels rise with it.

Melting glaciers add to Earth’s total water volume.

Eventually, swallowing coastal cities like Shanghai & New York

Sea Level Rise
Industrial Factory Smoke Pollution Landscape

The Greenhouse Effect

Human activity is driving temperature up.

By adding greenhouse gases, it keeps more heat in.

Vehicles, factories and agriculture are the main culprits.

A Hole in the Ozone Layer

Our ozone layer is a protective shield

But harmful greenhouse gases can pierce a massive hole it.

Ozone Layer
Extinction

Extinction

Even though 99% of species that ever existed are now extinct

But currently extinction rates are 100 to 1000 times above normal.

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