10 Disastrous Consequences Of Man-Made Climate Change

9. The Global Temperature Has Risen (And Continues To Rise)

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Many people wrongly associate the weather with the climate going so far as to point at a cold day and suggest “global warming” to be a myth. While weather and climate are separate things, the weather and average global temperature are affected by the climate, which is changing.

Since the 19th century and the rise of the Industrial Age, the average global temperature has risen by nearly 1 degree Celsius. While that doesn’t sound like much, the climate is a delicate system, and any change of just one degree can have severe implications.

The change in temperature has been attributed to an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which was put there by humans. The bulk of that warming has been only in the past 35 years with the five warmest years ever recorded happening since 2010.

The hottest year on record has been 2016 and the trend appears to be continuing. Increases in global temperature have drastic consequences on the planet as a whole with impacts to everything from agriculture to the availability of drinking water.

 
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