Despite the danger it presents, global warming continues to be a hotly debated issue. There are two groups always arguing and debunking claims: those who do not believe in it and those who are aware and accept it as a reality. As such, there are some things about global warming that many people almost always tend to forget. Here are three of them.
Humans are Major Contributors to Global Warming
According to a 2014 United Nations report, around half of the globe’s warming is caused by humans. The number is estimated to be 95%. This has been happening since 1950. The story already started in the 1700s when people started giving off fossil fuels. There are also reports that indicate humans release approximately 30 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year. Don’t you sometimes wonder what these numbers will be like five or 10 years from now?
Several Plants and Animals May Already Be Extinct By 2050
Most of the arguments, debates, and discussions focus on global warming’s effects on humans. As a result, a lot of people tend to forget that plants and animals can be significantly affected, too. In fact, it is expected that by 2050, more than 30% of species – for both plants and animals – may already be declared extinct. Can you imagine our world without plants and animals?
Many Consider Global Warming a Hoax and Do Not Believe It Will Change Their Lives
In the United States, over 30% still do not believe in global warming. The never ending debates and discussions is proof of this. As a result, more or less 60% of these Americans do not really care about what global warming or climate change can do. They do not believe that it will affect their lives.