The earth will lose 1.79 million square kilometers of land mass by the end of this century, displacing a minimum of 200 million people if the predictions of scientists are correct. Locations most likely to feel the full brunt of this up and coming catastrophe are said to be London, New York and Shanghai. Furthermore, inhabitants living in major agricultural areas, including the Nile Delta and Bangladesh will find it hard to exist.
This new advisory comes after researchers realized that if emissions continue on their current trend, the earth’s temperature will rise by 5C by the end of the century, more than predicted at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change back in 2013.
To see the effect this is already having on within the Ice sheets of Greenland I have added a video from NASA Below
Much has been said of Global Warming and Climate Change over the years, but still many people including myself found it hard in the past to justify the continued debate on a subject which is probably one of if not most debated topics on our planet.
So just what is Global Warming? For a better understanding of the issue, we turn to NASA, who for the past fifty years have been tracking and exploring the effects of Global Warming. Their findings should leave us in no doubt that yes Global Warming caused by rapid Climate Change is both with us and is indeed happening all around us.
Definition of Global Warming as per NASA’s indicators
“Global warming is the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system observed since the pre-industrial period (between 1850 and 1900) due to human activities, primarily fossil fuel burning, which increases heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in Earth’s atmosphere. The term is frequently used interchangeably with the term climate change, though the latter refers to both human- and naturally produced warming and the effects it has on our planet. It is most commonly measured as the average increase in Earth’s global surface temperature”.
“Since the pre-industrial period, human activities are estimated to have increased Earth’s global average temperature by about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit), a number that is currently increasing by 0.2 degrees Celsius (0.36 degrees Fahrenheit) per decade. Most of the current warming trend is extremely likely (greater than 95 percent probability) the result of human activity since the 1950s and is proceeding at an unprecedented rate over decades to millennia”.
The above information is taken in its entirety from the NASA public portal, and you can read the full article by following this link: https://climate.nasa.gov/resources/about-global-warming/
Once again I have not added to any of these findings they are as written within the NASA Portal. Further reading can be found at the following NASA Links
My thanks go to NASA for generating all information within this explanatory article
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Credits and Sources; NASA https://climate.nasa.gov/resources/about-global-warming/