Show this simple comic to your friends (or foes) the next time an argument is made against climate change.
Though definitive evidence exists, proving climate change to be a very real concern, many people are still skeptical that humans are to blame for the conundrum. In fact, a poll by Think Progress shows that 56% of Republicans in Congress refuse to believe humans are causing global warming.
It’s easy to laugh off skeptics – especially when NASA has an entire website devoted to validating the theory of climate change, but doing so does little to benefit the planet or future generations. The ultimate aim of activists should be to kindly educate those who remain ignorant about important topics, and the following infographic is helpful at doing just that.
To end the discussion on whether or not global warming is real, Randall Munroe, who is the creative force behind XKCD, created the following comic. As you’ll view below, the long – yet simple – comic dispels a number of climate change myths by revealing the steep rise in temperatures which have only recently taken place.
As you scroll down, you’ll see how temperatures have gradually risen over the millennia – to the point of being almost boringly incremental, as Good points out. But once you reach the bottom, it’s impossible to mistake the sharp increase in global temperatures.
Effects of global warming include ocean acidification, melting glaciers – which results in sea level rises, shrinking ice sheets, extreme events (including natural disasters), and decreased snow cover. Because all humans have, to an extent, contributed to climate change, it is every person’s obligation to adopt sustainable habits to reduce their carbon footprint and live as a steward for the environment.
One of the first things you can do is to share this comic and raise awareness about the issue. What are your thoughts? Please comment below.
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