Global Warming Facts: Surprising Climate Change Facts

Climate Change the Facts

Greenhouse effect is a warming effect caused by certain gases that retain heat from the sunlight. Without such gases the average surface temperature of the Earth would be below freezing point.

The temperature in the United States has increased by 2 degrees in the last 50 years and precipitation has increased by 5%, according to the U.S. Global Research Program.

At some point in the future, warming could become uncontrollable by creating a so called positive feedback effect. Rising temperatures would increase greenhouse gases by unlocking methane in permafrost and undersea deposits, freeing trapped carbon in sea ice and causing increased evaporation of water.

Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history, and this trend is accelerating. All but of the hottest years in NASA’s 134 year record have occurred since 2000.

In recent years, china is contributing the most in global warming pollution, producing about 28% of all carbon dioxide emission. The United States comes in second.

Global warming could drive to extinction as many as 1 in 6 animal and plant species.

August 2014 was the warmest August ever recorded.

About 33% of Americans think that global warming is hoax.

The Marshall Islands won’t exist if we warm the planet by 2 degrees.

It’s been over 30 years since we had a cooler-than-average month.