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The Impacts and Effects of Climate Change
Published on: November 28, 2018 | Last Updated: May 5, 2019
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?
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.
As population rises, food production is set to match this increase
40% of land feeds the planet.
Can global crop production meet future demands?
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
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.
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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