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In previous articles, causes and effects of both climate change and global warming have been discussed. While this provides the reader with a good insight of the problem, perhaps it doesn't show how urgent it is. Read below to find a compilation of global warming facts: a series of things that are happening right now related to climate, sea extent, ecosystems and more.


GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: TEMPERATURE

[caption id="attachment_4198" align="aligncenter" width="500"]global warming facts December 2015–February 2016 Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in degrees Celsius - Photo Credit: NOAA

[caption id="attachment_4197" align="aligncenter" width="500"]global warming facts February 2016 Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in degrees Celsius - Photo Credit: NOAA

[caption id="attachment_4199" align="aligncenter" width="500"]global warming facts December 2015–February 2016 Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Percentiles - Photo Credit: NOAA

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: CARBON DIOXIDE

[caption id="attachment_4200" align="aligncenter" width="500"]global warming facts Full Mauna Loa Observatory CO2 concentration in atmosphere record - Photo Credit: NOAA

[caption id="attachment_4201" align="aligncenter" width="500"]global warming facts Mauna Loa Observatory CO2 concentration in atmosphere record for the last 5 years - NOAA

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: SEA-ICE EXTENT

[caption id="attachment_4205" align="aligncenter" width="500"]global warming facts Top: Extent of multiyear Arctic Sea Ice Age in 2012. Bottom: Extent of multiyear Arctic Sea Ice Age in 1980 - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

[caption id="attachment_4202" align="aligncenter" width="420"]global warming facts Anomalies in Arctic sea-ice extent. NOAA, 2015 - Photo Credit: NOAA

[caption id="attachment_3851" align="aligncenter" width="400"]effects of global warming Impact of global warming on Arctic sea ice - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: ICE-SHEETS, GLACIERS AND RISE IN SEA LEVEL

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: WEATHER

[caption id="attachment_4206" align="aligncenter" width="500"]global warming facts February 2016 Selected Climate Anomalies and Events Map - Photo Credit: NOAA

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: ECOSYSTEMS

[caption id="attachment_3888" align="aligncenter" width="500"]effects of climate change The Golden Toad of Central America was the first species to become extinct due to climate change in 1999 - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

[caption id="attachment_4207" align="aligncenter" width="500"]global warming facts Aftermath of a bushfire in Tasmania, 2016 - Photo Credit: Wikipedia