Fact Slides

Global Warming facts

Global warming could drive to extinction as many as 1 in 6 animal and plant species.

August 2014 was the warmest August ever recorded globally.

Cows emit more methane than the oil industry and are a huge factor in global warming.

Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius was the first to claim that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming already in 1896.

37% of Americans think global warming is a hoax.

In the U.S., Hispanics (70%) are more likely than whites (44%) to say global warming is caused by humans.

Since 1870, global sea levels have risen by about 8 inches (20 cm).

There is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.

The year 2010 was the warmest on record.

There will be a 50% increase in lightning strikes by 2100 if global warming continues, according to a scientific report.

Global warming has raised the earth’s average surface temperature about 1.5°F (0.8°C) since the Industrial Revolution.

Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.

Despite Global Warming, we’re still technically in an Ice Age.

Global warming ‘solved’ a land dispute between India and Bangladesh: the island in dispute disappeared.

The Marshall Islands won’t exist if we warm the planet 2 degrees.

It’s been over 30 years since we had a cooler-than-average month.

64% of Americans don’t believe global warming will seriously affect their way of life.

Norway is ranked as the country least likely to be affected by climate change. Chad is the most vulnerable.

The evidence linking humans and global warming is as strong as the link between smoking and lung cancer, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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