It's no secret that global warming is making the Earth's ice disappear at a shocking pace, but now, brand new research has uncovered some truly terrifying things about how much ice we've actually lost.
And, that's far from the only damming information the scientists uncovered...
Our planet's ice has been long under threat.But recent research has given us some shocking statistics, that has left even the scientists stunned.
The shocking research has never been done before.And it revealed several terrifying things about the future of our planet.
Of course, unless you've been living under a rock, you'll probably know that our planet isn't exactly in good shape.In fact, experts have previously said that global warming is now happening at an "unprecedented" scale, with many claiming that human civilization may come to a screeching halt within just 3 decades.
The effects of global warming have been devastating.There's no doubt that climate change as it stands is sending us down a very bleak path.
From soaring temperatures to rising sea levels, global warming seems to be hitting the headlines more than ever.In the wake of extreme weather conditions and natural disasters last year, The UN warned that we have just twelve years to limit climate change and prevent global warming from exceeding the maximum of 1.5C.
Despite stark warnings, many people seem to bury their heads in the sand on the issue.Worryingly, our very own president, Donald Trump, is one of those people, who continually deny that global warming is even a thing in the first place.
He's not the only one who denies its existence.Several "climate deniers" believe that the rapid rising temperatures is simply a result of the earth's "natural cycle," just like the ice age. Although this has since been proven wrong after experts established that the climate change that we are experiencing is on a scale that far exceeds temperature fluctuations during the last 2 millennia.
The issue only seems to be escalating.If the future of our planet wasn't looking bleak enough, experts have now shattered the "we've got twelve years left" to act theory, claiming that political steps to enable the cuts in carbon need to take place before the end of this year, otherwise we will be in a very dire situation.
There is some hope, though...Just because many of the world's political leaders are failing to recognize the significance of the climate change crisis, it doesn't mean that other people aren't.
In fact...There's a huge number of climate change activists who have been taking the world by storm, aiming to widen the conversation surrounding global warming and offer ways in which we can make a difference for the sake of our planet.
One of those people is seventeen-year-old Greta Thunberg, a pioneering climate change activist.
Thank you GQ Magazine for the Game Changer Of The Year - award! #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike… https://t.co/6IR7jTVYP7— Greta Thunberg (@Greta Thunberg)1565716879.0
Thunberg is known for her matter-of-fact manner of weighing into the issue.And has somewhat become the face of the modern climate change movement.
More people may be listening, but things still need to change.
Facts are facts. #ClimateCrisis https://t.co/iOpl5smiGn— House Democrats (@House Democrats)1567878960.0