Hence, the climate crisis has become more and more apparent. Although a lot of people deny it, scientific facts prove otherwise.
When looking at new photos of archipelagos, coral reefs, and lakes, and when you compare them to photos from 20 or 10 years ago, a drastic change is visible! Namely, a lot of animals who died a long time ago were buried under the ground. People started digging them and burning their carbon for production of energy. This means that there is significantly more carbon released into the atmosphere than the normal levels.
The San Blas Archipelago in Panama, 2002 and 2014
By using them for fuel, we created Carbon Dioxide, which wouldn’t have been here, if we weren’t here- if we weren’t digging carbon up for fuel. This Carbon Dioxide creates the well-known greenhouse effect which strengthens with any fuel burned. Moreover, the greenhouse effect is similar to a blanket covering the earth, thus, making it warmer and changing the climate.
Arctic ice, 1980 and 2012
As the melting of the polar ice caps progresses, the sea levels rise and there are erratic weather patterns. According to NASA, global sea levels could rise by as much as three feet in the next century. The U.S. Geological Survey is currently working on a project using a method namedRepeat Photography which is helping the public to visually understand how global warming has accelerated the glacier melting during the last 100 years.
The results are really shocking and you can see them yourself:
The Enterprise Bridge in 2011 and 2014
The bridge is experiencing ‘exceptional’ drought.
Bleaching of the Great Barrief Reef, 2002 and 2014
Alaskan Muir Glacier and Inlel- 1880 and 2005
Grinnell Glacier in Montana- 1920 and 2008
According to their documentation, the receding of the glaciers in continental USA and Alaska is drastic.
Alaskan Pedersen glacier-1930 and 2005
Grinnell Glacier in Montana-1926 and 2008
The predictions say that if something isn’t done quickly, Glacier National Park in Montana will be totally glacier-free by 2030. In order to preserve the glaciers, the current climate change trends need to stop.
According to Joe Giersch, USGS Aquatic Entomologist, the small aquatic insects will be the first victims of melting glaciers. Namely, animals used to a colder climate will become vulnerable to the global warming effects as they need specific foods provided by the cold climate. As an example, the size of the Montana glaciers affects the huckleberry crop, vital food source of grizzly bears.97% of climate scientists agree that rising temperatures occurs due to human activity, and 97% isn’t a small percentage. Something needs to be done, don’t you agree?