While numbers can lie, these look pretty compelling to me. My question is, why are we still arguing with the deniers. Let’s just write them off as an unfortunate failure of our school systems and start working with the well informed on the solutions. Think globally and act locally is a good place to start. Let’s get the kids involved, and not as canon fodder, but as leaders. They are smarter than us and they have a lot more at stake.
What better day to step back and take stock of the planet than Earth Day? Started in 1970 to raise awareness in the U.S. about the environmental state of the planet,Earth Dayis now celebrated in more than 190 countries and has led to the creation of legislation in the U.S. aimed at protecting the environment. But one global trend has continued to alter the world — therise of carbon dioxideand other greenhouse gas emissions, which have led to anever-rising average global temperature.
It’s easy to get caught up in individual records or wondering what influenceclimate change has on extreme weather events. But to really understand climate change, the trends are what matter. Here are four that make it clear how our planet is changing.
Even though carbon dioxide doesn’t make up much of the Earth’s atmosphere, itsheat-trapping abilityhelps prevent Earth…