Tens of thousands of scientists in more than a hundred nations have amassed an overwhelming amount of evidence revealing that humans are the main cause of climate change.
We’re the ones who burn fossil fuels and clear trees that absorb carbon dioxide, sending heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere.
However, even though our effects on the environment and planet are huge, and unfortunately, usually negative, there are still numerous people who seem entirely indifferent to it.
Climate change is a reality, and it is aggravated day by day, so the issue is receiving more and more attention over time, and rightfully so.
The climate changes rapidly, affecting all forms of life on the Earth, and leading to consequences on natural ecosystems, biodiversity, health, the human economy, and cultures that depend on them.
Global climate change has already led to huge effects on the environment, as scientists warned us earlier.
The global temperature increase endangers the survival of the Earth’s flora and fauna, including human beings.
Some of its disastrous effects include intense and long heatwaves, loss of sea ice, accelerated sea levels rise. Moreover, glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted, and trees are flowering sooner.
Climate change also increases the appearance of more violent weather phenomena, drought, fires, the death of animal and plant species, flooding from rivers and lakes, the creation of climate refugees and destruction of the food chain and economic resources, especially in developing countries.
We have reached a point of no return, so we can no longer deny or ignore our impact on the planet. Instead, we should become aware of the importance of our action and the gravity of the problem, and do all necessary to save this place for us and our future generations.
It should be clear that climate change cannot be avoided, but we can mitigate its effects and adapt to its consequences, i.e. we can fight it through the application of small and large scale measures that will eventually slow it down.
The following images illustrate the way we are changing the world: