Despite of climate change frequently popping up in news, there are still many people who question whether it is real.
It’s a complex topic and this is my attempt to ‘decode’ it using an insightful image and a few powerful facts. The below infographic is a visual explanation of climate change created by my former colleague Rob. It was fact checked by his father working on a very exciting Alamo Project based on the idea of using hi-intensity radio waves to remove methane. Rob was happy for me to use his infographic and here it is. I found it very helpful and you?
Climate change for dummies
A few facts – did you know?
Indonesia decided to move its capital city away from Jakarta. The new location is not yet known but the key reason for this change is the fact that Jakarta is one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. And the large parts of it are expected to be submerged by 2050.
According to the research from the World Wildlife Fund, the wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades.
Air pollution increased deaths
The recent research in the USA, suggests people in polluted areas are far more likely to die from the coronavirus than those living in cleaner areas.
Unpredictable weather conditions
Human were main reasons to two thirds of extreme weather events in the last 20 years. The number of floods and heavy rains has quadrupled since 1980 and doubled since 2004.
Rising food prices
According to Oxfam, climate change could push food prices by 50-60% by 2030.
The hottest temperatures over the last 100 years happened after the year 2000 (with the exception of 1998) quotes The World Counts.
Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles (1.3 million square kilometers) of forest, according to the World Bank – an area larger than South Africa.
Would you like to know more about this topic? Why don’t you check a moving video about the man made destruction of the world.