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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

December 2015–February 2016 Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in degrees Celsius - Photo Credit: NOAA

February 2016 Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in degrees Celsius - Photo Credit: NOAA

December 2015–February 2016 Blended Land and Sea Surface Temperature Percentiles - Photo Credit: NOAA

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: CARBON DIOXIDE

Full Mauna Loa Observatory CO2 concentration in atmosphere record - Photo Credit: NOAA

Mauna Loa Observatory CO2 concentration in atmosphere record for the last 5 years - NOAA

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: SEA-ICE EXTENT

Top: Extent of multiyear Arctic Sea Ice Age in 2012. Bottom: Extent of multiyear Arctic Sea Ice Age in 1980 - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Anomalies in Arctic sea-ice extent. NOAA, 2015 - Photo Credit: NOAA

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

February 2016 Selected Climate Anomalies and Events Map - Photo Credit: NOAA

GLOBAL WARMING FACTS: ECOSYSTEMS

The Golden Toad of Central America was the first species to become extinct due to climate change in 1999 - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Aftermath of a bushfire in Tasmania, 2016 - Photo Credit: Wikipedia