Sunday, November 1, 2015


Whether we like it or not, global warming is kind of a thing and it seems to be getting real serious real quick. One of the biggest problems is ice on land melting and going into the oceans, thus raising not only the sea levels, but also all sorts of issues, like flooding.

The heat is being caused by the ridiculous amount of carbon dioxide that we're producing. Over the past thousands of years carbon dioxide levels have NEVER been so high, and the heat-trapping nature of it is really screwing our planet over.
A graph by NASA illustrating the terribly high level of carbon dioxide we suddenly have now a'days.

Thanks to the burning of fossil fuels for our electricity and transportation, deforestation, and many other industry-related processes our carbon dioxide production is way higher than the amount of absorption the earth can keep up with. 
It's only getting worse, as well. In the last few years the increase of carbon dioxide production isn't exactly coming to a halt.

As we continue to outpace the Earth's absorption rate of carbon dioxide, we continue to raise temperatures a melt a bunch of ice that really doesn't need to be melted. 

Fortunately, many environmentalists are working on solutions to cut down on the use of fossil fuels to slow down our production of carbon dioxide, but a lot of damage has already been done.  

1 comment:

  1. Good, persuasive visuals. Be sure to reference your sources, though. You mention that the first chart came from NASA, but you don't even say where the others come from. Especially on a contentious topic like global warming/climate change, it matters who you get your data from.