Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Alarming Evidence

Increasing weather temperatures, increasing sea levels, and melting glaciers, ice and snow, are just some of the pieces of evidence that shows that climate change is happening. Over the past several years, the global temperature has been on the rise. In fact, in the past 12 years, 10 of those years have had the warmest temperatures since 1880. Winters are becoming mild and summers are becoming hotter than they have been in the past. The increase in global temperatures has caused the glaciers to melt, ice sheets and ice to shrink.When they melt, or shrink, the water goes into the oceans and seas, which in turn causes the sea level to rise. In the past century, the level has risen 6.7 inches, even more scary, is the fact that in the last decade, the inches that the sea level has risen is double what is was in the past century. The reason that those facts stated above and the other evidence posted on NASA’s website http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/ is so alarming, is that most of the climate change happening is due to humans and what we are doing to the planet. If we can look at what we have been doing to speed up climate change, then we can make adjustments and slow it down. It’s up to us to change the outcome.

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