Global warming is among the most alarming environmental issues that the world faces today. This phenomenon does not simply involve the significant rise in the earth's temperature but a lot more. The adverse effects of global warming have become more and more apparent since the dawn of the 20th century, with more hurricanes and tropical storms causing massive destruction in different areas around the world, more animal species losing their habitats and becoming extinct, and more people dying because of complications such as heat stroke. Here are 25 alarming global warming statistics.
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By the end of the century, around 150,000 people will have died of heat related causes.
The United States is responsible for 80 % of the total amount of fossil fuel consumed every year.
Each year of the 21st century is among the hottest in history.
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen by 34 % since the 17th century.
The temperature of the earth will soon become 5.8 degrees higher.
Humans release 37 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.
The level of carbon dioxide in the 20th century has been the highest in 650,000 years.
People dump carbon dioxide into the environment at 1000 tons per second.
More than 1 million species have already faced extinction due to global warming.
In the near future, around a hundred million people will see 3 feet of sea level rise.
The Montana Glacier National Park now has about 30% of its total glaciers from 1910.
The average temperature in three large countries has increased at two times the global average.
There will be an increase of 7 to 23 inches in sea levels by the end of the century.
The United States is the top global warming polluter in the world.
By 2050, 15 to 37% of our plant and animal species could be wiped out.
Over the past century, the sea level has risen by 10 to 20 cm.
400,000 square miles of Arctic Sea have already melted due to global warming.
By 2030, the number of glaciers in the Glacier National Park will equate to zero.
Global warming caused $100 billion worth of damage in the United States alone in 2005.
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by 31 percent.
The intensity and duration of deadly hurricanes have doubled since the last four decades.
The rate of global warming has accelerated thrice faster over the past 30 years.
The annual temperature of the world and the United States is now 1.0 F hotter compared to the temperature a century back.
The past nine years have all been among the 25 hottest temperatures in history.
Two of the world's hottest temperatures were recorded in the last ten years.