Global Warming Facts: Surprising Climate Change Facts

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Facts About Global Warming

Around 100 million people live with 3 feet of sea level and many cities of the world are located near such vulnerable coastal areas.

Melting of glaciers causes two major problems, one being the increase in sea level and other being water shortages in the areas that depend on natural source of water.

More than 1 million species have become extinct due to disappearing habitats, ecosystem and acidic oceans all being the effects of global warming.

Global warming will completely alter the ocean’s conveyer belt which will cause a mini ice age in the Europe.

Increasing temperatures will ultimately release more greenhouse gases, unlock methane, and cause more evaporation of water.

2000-2010 has been the hottest decade periods of the earth, and 2010 was tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record, according to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

2015 was the warmest year on record since modern record keeping began in 1880. It broke the record by largest margin by which the record has been broken.

1998 remained the warmest year until 2005 and 2010 which broke the record, and currently 2015 is holding the record.

1000 tons per second is the rate at which carbon dioxide is being released in the environment until the 2011 records.

Human activities release around 37 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.