GLOBAL WARMING STATISTICS
Added on: 27th Mar 2015
BY THE END OF THE CENTURY, AROUND 150,000 PEOPLE
WILL HAVE DIED OF HEAT RELATED CAUSES.
Based on studies, global warming could cause the death of around
150,000 people in the near future until the end of the 21st century.
THE UNITED STATES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 80 % OF THE
TOTAL AMOUNT OF FOSSIL FUEL CONSUMED EVERY YEAR.
In the last three decades, the United States has had an average of 80%
consumption of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil; all of which
contribute to the emission of greenhouse gases.
EACH YEAR OF THE 21ST CENTURY IS AMONG
THE HOTTEST IN HISTORY.
Each year of the 21st century ranks amongst 14 hottest
years since 1880.
THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE ATMOSPHERE
HAS RISEN BY 34% SINCE THE 17TH CENTURY.
According to studies, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
has increased by as much as 34% since the 1700 industrial revolution.
THE TEMPERATURE OF THE EARTH WILL SOON
BECOME 5.8 DEGREES HIGHER.
Scientists believe that by the end of the century, the temperature
of the earth will become much higher than its temperature now.
By 2100, the average global temperature will be around 5.8
degrees hotter if humans continue their current CO2 output.
HUMANS RELEASE 37 BILLION METRIC TONS
OF CARBON DIOXIDE EVERY YEAR.
Humans are the major contributors of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Based on studies, human activities are responsible for about
37 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.
THE LEVEL OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE 20TH CENTURY
HAD BEEN THE HIGHEST IN 650,000 YEARS.
The 20th century marks the highest carbon dioxide levels in the
history of the planet. Studies show that the amount of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere today is higher than it was
650,000 years ago.
PEOPLE DUMP CARBON DIOXIDE INTO THE
ENVIRONMENT AT 1000 TONS PER SECOND.
Global warming is a result of excessive amount of carbon dioxide in
the earth’s atmosphere. Based on studies, the rate at which humans
dump carbon dioxide into the environment is 1000 tons per second.
MORE THAN 1 MILLION SPECIES HAVE ALREADY FACED
EXTINCTION DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING.
Global warming does not simply cause a significant increase in
the temperature of the earth but also leads to the destruction
of habitats and ecosystems. This explains why over a
million species have already become extinct.