According to NASA and NOAA scientists, Phytoplankton (the beginning of the oceans food chain) have declined in the northern oceans by as much as 30% in the last 20 years.
Global temperatures are rising. The ten hottest years on record have occurred in the past 15 years. The glaciers and sea ice are melting. As we trap more heat in our atmosphere our climate changes, and everything is at risk. The biosphere has no borders. We are sharing our pollution with the whole planet.
worlds leading scientists have concluded that global warming of more than 1°C, relative to 2000, will constitute "dangerous" climate change as judged from likely effects on sea level and extermination of species. Our planet's temperature has climbed to levels not seen in thousands of years.
2005 Warmest Year in Over a Century
The 20 Hottest Years on Record
The air, the water, the soil, the plants and the animals...it is all part of what makes the earth our home. A delicate balance for all natural things gives earth its amazing and abundant biodiversity.
Let's take care of this beautiful planet, and like a good host it will provide us with everything we need for a pleasant stay.
I think it is important to always remember: we're only visiting!
Here are some links to the effects of climate change on our great planet. Thank you to everyone that applies their time and energy to address issues of climate change.