- Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide have increased 34 percent since preindustrial times.
- Atmospheric levels of methane have risen 145 percent in the past 100 years.
At present melting rates, all glaciers in Glacier National Park could disappear by 2030.
Arctic sea ice has shrunk by 250 million acres— an area the size of California, Maryland, and Texas combined.
Eleven of the 12 hottest years on record have occurred in the last 12 years.
- In 2003, a heat wave in Europe claimed an estimated 35,000 lives.
- The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season had 28 named storms, including 4 Category 5 hurricanes.
“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level.”
--Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Are you prepared for global climate change?
- What affects have been observed and predicted?
- Which strategies will achieve significant mitigation?
- How can we achieve long-term sustainability?
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