The Earth’s temperature has warmed to about 0.9 degrees Celsius since 1880. This includes ocean surface temperatures. Warming is felt in the mainland, the Arctic and many areas in Antarctica. The figure of 0.9 degrees Celsius may sound low, but judging by the average temperature of the surface of a planet, it’s really high.

This explains the phenomenon of melting ice and the water level in the oceans is increasing rapidly. The heat accumulated on earth due to emissions from human activities is equivalent to the heat from 400,000 atomic bombs in Hiroshima.

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Scientists believe that the earth has started to warm up since 1950 due to the greenhouse effect. If emissions are not controlled, scientists believe that the Earth’s temperature can rise above 4.5 degrees Celsius. This heat level will change our planet and weaken.

The risks not only last for several decades but also for many more years. As such, future generations will suffer the most serious consequences from climate change. Over the next 25 to 30 years, scientists say the climate will remain the same, even though the earth is gradually heating up.

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Precipitation will be greater in many parts of the world. The number of storms and super typhoons may decrease, but they will draw energy from the ocean’s surface. Therefore, the intensity of storms will be stronger than in the past. Flooding in coastal areas will occur more often and cause damage.

All of these dangers can happen in hundreds or even thousands of years. That means we have more time to adjust to the situation. However, experts cannot rule out unexpected changes such as the collapse of agriculture.

Perhaps the biggest thing an individual can do is limit flying. Just one or two flights to be cut each year can reduce emissions compared to all other vehicles combined. In addition, you can also participate in projects to protect forests or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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