25 Alarming Global Warming Statistics

Posted by on March 25, 2014

Global warming is among the most alarming environmental issues that the world faces today. This phenomenon does not simply involve the significant rise in the earth’s temperature but a lot more. The adverse effects of global warming have become more and more apparent since the dawn of the 20th century, with more hurricanes and tropical storms causing massive destruction in different areas around the world, more animal species losing their habitats and becoming extinct, and more people dying because of too much heat. Here are 25 alarming global warming statistics.



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By the end of the century, around 150,000 people will have died of heat related causes.

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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.

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The United States is responsible for 80 % of the total amount of fossil fuel consumed every year.

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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.

23

Each year of the 21st century is among the hottest in history.

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Each year of the 21st century ranks amongst 14 hottest years since 1880.

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The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen by 34 % since the 17th century.

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According to studies, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by as much as 34% since the 1700 industrial revolution.



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The temperature of the earth will soon become 5.8 degrees higher.

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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.