What are humans doing to our planet?

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What are we doing to our planet?

As many of us know, global warming is slowly destroying Earth and temperatures are rocketing higher and higher.

Here is an example of Earth's average temperature over the span of 20 years.

1970-1979 −0.001 °C

1980–1989 0.176 °C

1990–1999 0.313 °C

The difference is extremely visible and this only went up to 1999, which was 21 years ago from today. Imagine how warm our planet would've become in that additional time!

Wildfires

Wildfires are naturally caused by lightning strikes, or human activity. Human caused fires result from camp fires left unattended, the burning of debris, discarded cigarettes and intentional acts of fire-raising (arson)

Tornadoes and dust devils

A tornado very dangerous column of air that twists violently and destroys almost everything in its path. They form when warm, humid air collides with cold, dry air... but the amount of pollution is increasing the chances of these menacing twisters.

Studies show that "it is extremely likely that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature” from 1951 to 2010 was caused by human activity. By “extremely likely”, it meant that there was between a 95% and 100% probability that more than half of modern warming was due to humans.

Want to read more? Copy this link: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-why-scientists-think-100-of-global-warming-is-due-to-humans

Drought and flooding - how are human activities increasing these odds?

1) Human works are degrading the soil of the river banks which increases the chances of flood. 2) Air pollutants which are created by the industrial sectors,are decreasing the rainfall amount which is a major reason behind the droughts

Websites used: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-why-scientists-think-100-of-global-warming-is-due-to-humans

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