Today is Halloween and in the spirit of this holiday, we have been posting frightening Climate Change Facts on our instagram and facebook page over the weekend. These hair raising facts are scary because they are REAL. If you missed the posts as they were shared over the weekend, here they are in a nice list!
CLIMATE CHANGE FACT #1
Warming Climate means widespread disease carrying mosquitoes and favorable conditions for bacteria. The World Health Organization concluded “Changes in infectious disease transmission patterns are a likely major consequence of climate change.”
CLIMATE CHANGE FACT #2
Agriculture will get hit hard when regular seasons are disturbed and the water supply will be lost due to extreme drought like what’s happening in California! For updates on the drought visit the California USGS webpage.
CLIMATE CHANGE FACT #3
Extreme flooding, more frequent hurricanes, prolonged droughts, heavier snow storms… These things will be the new normal. How scary!! (NOAA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration goes into detail about how human-caused climate change affected the extreme weather events in 2014.
CLIMATE CHANGE FACT #4
Ecological changes are occurring too quickly for many species to adapt to, causing massive die offs and extinction. One example is the bleaching of coral reefs. The National Wildlife Federation has warnings about the fragile coral reef ecosystems and delpetion due to climate change.
CLIMATE CHANGE FACT #5
Zombie pathogens rising from the melting permafrost where it was being held captive for thousands of years… Check out zombie anthrax in Siberia in this Live Science article.
CLIMATE CHANGE FACT #6
Sea levels can rise by as much as 19inches by 2050 displacing millions of people in major cities in the US Alone. States like Florida, California, Louisiana, New York, and more will feel the stress of global warming induced floods and storms. (NASA) National Aeronautics and Space Administration created an interactive model of how sea levels can affect our landscape.
CLIMATE CHANGE FACT #7
Lost natural resources, increases in million dollar disasters, damages to property and infrastructure, and mass migration are inevitable if we choose not to take action. TIME.com breaks down the costs and dangers of climate change and economics.