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Climate change is happening now

Average temperatures are increasing

  • Temperatures have risen steadily since the late 1800s [1]
  • Eighteen of the 19 warmest years all have occurred since 2001 [2]
  • 2016 was the hottest year on record [2]

There are more droughts



There are more heatwaves

Record temperature "highs" are repeatedly being set around the world.

Wildfires are more severe

There is increasing loss of life.


Storms and floods are becoming more frequent





References

[1] Japanese Meteriological Office chart downloaded 18.1.2015 from http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/ann_wld.html
[2] Nasa https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/ (viewed 6.4.2019)


Last updated: 6 Apr 2019