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Too hot on Earth

AAAAAAA D) EA ANATOMY OFDATA.COM A BIT TOO HOT, ON EARTH? Broad agreement exists that climate change is primarily caused by excess greenhouse gases from human activities. Scientists are still researching a number of impact on future climate change and its important questions, including exactly how effects on us. Many of the actions that we can much Earth will warm, how quickly it will take to address climate change will have other warm, and what the consequences of the warming benefits, such as cleaner, healthier air. In will be in specific regions of the world. addition, communities can take action to It is not too late to have a significant prepare for the changes we know are coming. THE EARTH DOES GO THROUGH NATURAL CYCLES OF WARMING AND COOLING, CAUSED BY FACTORS SUCH AS CHANGES IN THE SUN OR VOLCANIC ACTIVITY. THIS HAS BEEN CLOSELY EXAMINED, AND THE WARMING WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST 50 YEARS CANNOT BE EXPLAINED BY NATURAL FAÇTORS ALONE. CO, 2 MANY PLACES HAVE EXPERIENCED CHANGES IN RAINFALL RESULTING IN MORE INTENSE RAIN, AS WELL AS MORE FRE QUENT AND SEVERE THE EXCESS CARBON HEAT WAVES. THE GLOBAL AVERAGE DIOXIDE WE ARE >1.4°F TEMPERATURE INCREASED ADDING TO THE ATMOSPHERE INCREASES GLOBAL BY MORE THAN 1.4°F /17°C (17°C) OVER THE LAST CENTURY. TEMPERATURES, LEADING TO THE DECADE FROM 2000 TO 2010 WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD. CLIMATE CHANGES THAT CAN HARM PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND HUMANS . SCIENTISTS PROJECT THAT EARTH'S AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WILL RISE BETWEEN 2 AND 12 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT BY 2100. THE PLANET'S OCEANS AND GLAÇIERS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED CHANGES: OCEANS ARE WARMING AND BECOMING MORE ACIDIC, ICE CAPS ARE MELTING, AND SEA LEVELS ARE RISING. Changing the average global temperature by even a degree or two can lead to serious consequences around the globe. For about every 2°F of warming, we can expect to see 200%-400% 3-10% INCREASES IN THE Global sea level has AMOUNT OF RAIN FALLING INCREASES IN THE AREA BURNED BY 400% risen approximately 9 inches, on average, in the last 140 years. 5-15% REDUCTIONS IN THE YIELDS OF CROPS AS CURRENTLY GROWN DURING THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION EVENTS, WILDFIRE IN PARTS OF THE WHICH CAN INCREASE FLOODING RISKS This has allready put WESTERN some coastal homes, UNITED STATES 200% beaches, roads, bridges, and wildlife at risk. By the year 2100, sea level is expected to rise another 1.5 to 3 feet. SOURCE OF DATA: http://epa.gov/climatechange /facts.html © 2013 ANATOMYOFDATA.COM

Too hot on Earth

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Short review of global warming-related issues, like a changing water-level and rising global temperatures.

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