Seeing Climate Change
Many people think climate change is something that may happen in the distant future, but you can see it happening right now right under your nose.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
- Species are going extinct faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. The last time it was this bad a asteroid hit earth and wiped out the dinosaurs.
- Sea levels have risen more than at any time in recorded history. Island nations are having to evacuate as entire countries sink beneath the waves.
- The effect of climate change is like moving south 10 metres (10.94 yards) every day. That effect is cumulative 70 metres (76.55 yards) every week, 3.65 km (2.27 miles) every year, 36½ km (22.68 miles) every decade, 365 km (226.80 miles) every century. And this is accelerating.
- You can see the fruit trees blooming earlier and earlier each year. Think back to your childhood and how much snow there was compared with now.
- Record-breaking hurricanes such as Harvey and Irma.
- Record droughts, heat and wild fires.
- Tropical sea life are now being found in Canadian waters.
- Southern birds are now being found in Canada.
- The North West Passage in the Canadian Arctic, for the first time, is ice-free and open to navigation by cruise ships.
- Ocean acidification from CO₂ greenhouse gas emissions.