It’s no secret that our world is being impacted by a slew of irregular weather patterns, increasing natural disasters, and rising sea levels that are displacing peoples and communities. As our planet warms, our permanent – and devastating – impact on the environment will be harder and harder to undo, which is why it’s paramount that we all pay attention right here, right now.
What’s the status of climate change 2019? What should you be aware of? Let’s look at some of the harrowing facts:
- The U.S. has rising carbon emissions, with a 2018 report finding that our carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4% between 2017 and 2018. That’s the second largest gain in two decades, which means any efforts we have been “making” are not exactly working.
- Antarctica’s ice sheets, which have been immovable for thousands of years, are starting to crack and fall into the sea.
- Extreme weather is on the rise, with more droughts, storms, and record-breaking heat waves than ever before. In a study conducted by the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute, they found that 50% of American’s find today’s climate science more convincing than 5-years ago given extreme weather.
- The polar vortex is spilling out of the North Pole onto Northern Hemisphere countries, as a result of the diminishing Arctic sea idea. Since the sea is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe, sea ice is plummeting; as a result, more heat escapes from the ocean, interacting with Arctic winds that break the vortex barrier, carrying frigid winds south in the winter.
- The coldest years on record for Earth are all 90-years-ago at this point. Every subsequent year, we drift farther and farther from what temperatures are supposed to be.
- The Bering Straight has lost nearly all ice once covering It used to be completely concealed.
And I could go on. As you can see, climate change is about more than global warming; it’s about the ecosystems, weather patterns, and natural phenomenon that it also impacts along the way. Our winters are colder, our ice caps are melting, animals are dying, storms are getting more dangerous, and we have a political administration that refuses to acknowledge any of it is happening.
That’s right, with statistics like these, President Trump still won’t acknowledge that our world is in great peril if we continue the way we are going.
You can do something about it. I try and communicate all of these facts and stats to as many people as I meet. People need to be equipped with information and knowledge so they can continue the message. I believe we could be staring at a fatal future for our children and our grandchildren. I don’t wan to leave them a world like that.
Help me as we fight the climate change fight.