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How Fast is the Planet Dying?

HOW FAST IS THE PLANET DYING? 26 STATISTICS THAT SHOW THE DANGERS EARTH IS FACING 1 1.77 30-40% 30 5.0 FOOTBALL FIELDS PER MINUTE EARTHS 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 1.7 WE WOULD NEED THIS MANY EARTHS IF THE WORLD LIVED LIKE... · --- - - - - - - - --- - - - - - - - - 0.7 USA GERMANY SPAIN INDIA RUSSIA JAPAN BRAZIL We would need 1.77 planet Earths to sustain our Thirty to forty percent of the food supply is wasted in Twelve million hectares of tropical rainforest are destroyed each year. That is around 30 football fields per minute. current demand for resources and absorb our waste. This is referred to as global ecological overshoot. the United States. 4 6 2050 2030 50% The year when there could be more plastic The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that the worst impacts of climate change could be irreversible by 2030. Half of the world's coral reefs have died than fish in the oceans in the past 30 years. 7 8. 30-50% EVERY GARBAGE TRUCK PER MINUTE 48 HOURS Every minute, the equivalent of one dump truck of plastic is dumped into oceans. By mid-century, 30% to 50% of species could disappear at Every 48 hours a forest the size of New York City is destroyed. the current rate of extinction. 10 11 1 IN 4 16 TONS PER MINUTE TON TON TON TON TON TON TON TON SHARKS AND RAYS 31% AMPHIBIANS CONIFERS REEF CORALS TON TON TON TON TON TON TON TON 40% 34% 33% *** CRUSTACEANS МАММALS BIRDS 40% 40% 40% Sixteen tons of sewage is dumped into American waters every 60 seconds. One in four species are at risk of extinction. 12 13 14 8. INCHES 79 150 SPECIES A DAY YEARS (20 centimeters) Global sea levels have risen 8 inches in the If deforestation continues at past century. However, the rate of increase has nearly doubled in just the past two decades and is accelerating more each year. Every 24 hours, up to 150 species are lost. That count amounts to around 10% less global biodiversity each decade. the same rate, rainforests will no longer exist in 79 years. 15 16 17 19 YEARS AROUND THIRDS 50% $ Two thirds of the Great Barrier Reef have been Around 50% of all carbon emissions The amount of time left damaged by coral bleaching. This happens when sea temperatures are too high. are created by the richest 10% of the world's population. until the world could run out of fresh water. 18 19 20 NEARLY 1,000 1 IN 3 20% PEOPLE TIMES One in three people globally Today's extinction rate is nearly 1,000 times higher than Roughly 20% of the Amazon rainforest has disappeared in just the past 50 years. do not have access to clean the natural baseline rate. and safe drinking water. 21 23 CATEGORY UP TO THE AND 5 200 20 MILLION PEOPLE WARMEST YEARS Scientific models project that the frequency of hurricanes that reach category 4 and 5 intensity will increase as global temperatures rise. The International Organization on Migration estimates that up to 200 million people could be displaced by climate change by 2050. The 20 warmest years on record have occurred in the past 22 years. 24 25 26 ONLY 1 IN 4 2048 4% WILD MAMMALS 4% The year when saltwater fish could run out if One in four fish sampled at nothing changes fish markets in California and Indonesia contained plastic. HUMANS Source: 36% LIVESTOCK 60% Only 4% of mammals are wild. Thirty-six percent are humans, and 60% are livestock. Playground Eqúipment 22

How Fast is the Planet Dying?

shared by raleighlawrence97 on Feb 25
A depressing fact sheet of information about the destruction occurring on planet earth. What will happen to wild animals, water, food, and other resources if we keep going at the rate we are right now?


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