Some Hard Hitting Facts on Global Warming.

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    If Earth’s history was condensed into 365 days and the planet was formed on 1st January, it would be 26th February before life appeared; dinosaurs would not arrive until the 10th December, only to vanish by the December 26.Homo sapiens would arrive very late on 31st December. A few minutes later, and in only seconds, mankind drastically alters the environment, threatening all life on earth.
    Today, the atmosphere has the capacity to absorb only one third of the C02 that we produce each year.
    The frequency of climate related natural catastrophes more than doubled between the 1970’s and the 1990’s. Since 2001, humanity’s demand on the world’s natural resources has exceeded nature’s ability to regenerate itself by 21%. This may permanently reduce the world’s ecological capacity Global temperatures could rise by over 7c this century, rendering half of the world’s habitable areas unlivable. Today, over 40 million people in the world are refugees or part of a displaced community. Sea levels could rise by over 1 meter by 2100. This would be catastrophic for the planet and will affect and displace over 600 million people living in coastal areas
    Today, one out of four mammal species are endangered.
    As are one out of eight bird species and one out of three fish species, as well as over half of all flowering plants and insects.
    Today, over half of the worlds coral reefs are endangered.
    20% of the worlds population living in the richest countries consume 60% of commercial energy.
    The use of fossil fuels has multiplied by 5 in the last 20 years.
    The hole in the ozone layer did not exist before 1975.
    By September 2003 it was 28 million km2 in the southern hemisphere, more than three times the size of the United States.
    C02 emissions due to human activities are responsible for more than 60% of the increase in the greenhouse effect.
    The solutions are simple, but we must ACT together today.
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