People Cause Global Warming

And your opinion?

It’s middle of August and if i look few months back, it’s been a summer of climatic havoc across the planet, with flash floods in Europe and Asia, droughts, wildfires in Russia.

And now an island of ice more than four times the size of Manhattan is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from the Petermann glacier in Greenland last week. It is the biggest Arctic ice island in half a century. A 100-square- mile (260-sqare-kilometer) chunk of ice breaking off Greenland’s vast ice sheet, a reservoir of freshwater that if it collapsed would raise global sea levels by a devastating 20 feet (6 meters).

Potentially in the path of this unstoppable giant are oil platforms and shipping lanes — and any collision could do catastrophic damage. In a worst case scenario, large chunks could reach the heavily trafficked waters where another Greenland iceberg meet the Titanic in 1912.

Since 1970, temperatures have risen more than 4.5 degrees (2.5 degrees C) in much of the Arctic — much faster than the global average. In June the Arctic sea ice cover was at the lowest level for that month since records began in 1979, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

All what is happening this year, symbolize a warming to this world like no other.

..and by the way, some facts:

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. According to the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) during the 20th century.

Most of the observed temperature increase since the middle of the 20th century was caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases, which results from human activity such as the burning of fossil fuel and deforestation. Global dimming, a result of increasing concentrations of atmospheric aerosols that block sunlight from reaching the surface, has partially countered the effects of greenhouse gas induced warming.

Global surface temperature is likely to rise a further 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during the 21st century. An increase in global temperature will cause sea levels to rise and will change the amount and pattern of precipitation, probably including expansion of subtropical deserts. Warming is expected to be strongest in the Arctic and would be associated with continuing retreat of glaciers, permafrost and sea ice.

Other likely effects include changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, species extinctions, and changes in agricultural yields. Warming and related changes will vary from region to region around the globe, though the nature of these regional variations is uncertain.

Wikipedia

Scientists projected an increase in intensity and frequency of extreme weather events

The occurrence of all these events at almost the same time raises questions about their possible linkages to the predicted increase in intensity and frequency of extreme events, for example, as stipulated in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report published in 2007. The Report stated that “…the type, frequency and intensity of extreme events are expected to change as Earth’s climate changes, and these changes could occur even with relatively small mean climate changes.

More links:
Climate by World Meteorological Organization

Oceans by World Meteorological Organization

Coral Disease Mapping

The Importance Of Rainforest Ecosystems

Forest for Climate

United Nations Environment Programme

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