What's hap­pen­ing to Earth? 1.0°C

We can al­ready see some of the mea­sur­able ef­fects of cli­mate change on the planet

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97%

Sci­en­tific con­sen­sus

The per­cent­age of cli­mate ex­perts that agree cli­mate trends ob­served over the last cen­tury are likely a re­sult of hu­man ac­tiv­ity.

286

GIGATONNES PER YEAR Ice sheets

The Antarc­tica and Green­land ice sheets have been los­ing mass since 2002, with 127 and 286 Gigatonnes lost re­spec­tively per year since then.

2016

Global warm­ing

2016 was the hottest year on record. 2017 was the sec­ond warm­est and

2015 the third hottest.

30%

Bio­di­ver­sity

Since Euro­peans started to colonise the Amer­i­cas over 500 years ago, 30 per cent of bio­di­ver­sity has been lost. This is ex­pected to rise to 40 per cent un­less steps are taken.

3.2mm

Sea level

Sea lev­els are cur­rently ris­ing at a rate of 3.2mm a year.

10%

Veg­e­ta­tion Sci­en­tists es­ti­mate that around ten per cent of global car­bon diox­ide emis­sions come

from de­for­esta­tion.

250,000

Dis­ease Be­tween 2030

and 2050, cli­mate change is ex­pected to cause 250,000 more deaths per year due to con­di­tions like malaria and

mal­nu­tri­tion. Tem­per­a­ture

The world has warmed by about 1.0°C (1.8°F) since

1880. 17 of the 18 warm­est years have oc­curred

since 2001.

408ppm

Pol­lu­tion At­mo­spheric CO2 lev­els mea­sured at Mauna Loa Ob­ser­va­tory, Hawaii, con­tinue to in­crease, with the

lat­est recording of 408ppm in Fe­bru­ary 2018.

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