Of all the current risks to our future and our security, global warming and climate change are arguable the most concerning. Even President Barack Obama agrees that the trends of our warming planet are terrifying. In an interview with the NY Times, Obama explained, “what makes climate change difficult is that it is not an instantaneous catastrophic event. It’s a slow-moving issue that, on a day-to-day basis, people don’t experience and don’t see.”
Climate change is a very real threat to our future. And in order to combat the effects of climate change we all need to get educated, because the more we know, the more we can do. Together, we can make a difference, as long as we work as one to protect our planet for future generations.
Here are 15 astonishing facts climate change and global warming that everyone should know and understand.
- What exactly is Climate Change?
So what exactly is climate change? According to Take Part, climate change “refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air.”
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