Global Scientific community believes that a 2 degree rise in temperature from pre-industrial levels can be catastrophic. If emissions continue unabated, the world is on track to exceed the global average temperature by 2 degree Celsius—exposing communities to increasingly dangerous forest fires, extreme weather, drought, and other climate impacts. Below are few images that show us the Startling Effects Of Climate Change
1. Artic sea ice Decline
A study published by the American Geophysical Union in 2007 already noted a sharp decline of the Arctic Sea ice between 1953 and 2006. The last couple of winters have shown record lows in the amount of wintertime Arctic Sea ice.
Image credit: NASA
2. Uttarakand floods
In the Uttarakhand foods, the destruction of bridges and roads left about 100,000 pilgrims and tourists trapped. The Indian Air Force, the Indian Army, and paramilitary troops evacuated more than 110,000 people from the flood hit areas. 2013, More than 5,000 people were presumed dead.
Photo: The New Indian Express
3.Glacier melt in Alaska
The Northwestern Glacier in Alaska retreated an estimated 10 kilometers (6 miles) out of view. The small icebergs that can be seen in the foreground have retreated almost entirely throughout the decades. (Courtsey: futurism.com
Image Credits: U.S. Geological Survey/NASA
4. Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey was the costliest tropical cyclone on record, surpassing the record set by Hurricane Katrina
5. Drowning Kirbati island
Villagers on the island of Abaiang had to relocate their village, called Tebunginako, because of rising seas and erosion. They are standing in the sea where their village, which consisted of about 100 homes, used to be.
The president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, is in talks with Fiji's military government to buy up to 5,000 acres of land in order to relocate the 102,697 people that live in his country.