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Effects of global warming

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Global WarmingGREATEST CAUSE OF EXTINCTION
Global warming is likely to be the greatest cause of the extinction of species this century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says a 1.5°C average rise may put 20–30% of species at risk. If the planet warms by more than 3°C, most ecosystems will struggle.

WWF UK | Photo: Colourbox.com

Ice AgeICE AGE AND NOW
The difference in average global temperature between today and the last Ice Age is only about 5 degrees Celsius!

International Energy Agency | Model photos: Colourbox.com

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MORE NATURAL DISASTERS
Weather-related natural disasters were nearly twice as frequent over the past decade as compared to two decades ago. Natural Disasters

United Nations | Photo: Colourbox.com

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THE GROWTH OF SOLAR INDUSTRY
By 2030 the solar industry could employ over 9.5 million people.

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THE 2050 HORIZON
The whole world could get all the energy it needs from renewable sources by 2050.

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SPIKE IN FOOD PRICES
By 2030 climate change could push food prices up by 50—60%.
Spike in Food Prices

Oxfam | Photos: Colourbox.com

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GLOBAL WATER SCARCITY
Global warming-related water scarcity already affects 4 out of every 10 people.
Global Water Scarcity

WHO | Model photo: Colourbox.com

Effects of Global Warming- 2015 Hottest Year
HOTTEST YEAR
2015 was the earth’s hottest year since record keeping began in 1880.

NASA | Model photo: Colourbox.com

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HISTORY OF SOLAR PANELS
In 1921 German-born scientist Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect which later led to the development of solar panels.

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SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIAL
If just 0.3% of the Sahara Desert was a concentrated solar plant, it could produce enough power to provide all of Europe with clean renewable energy.Solar Energy

Displacement of People
DISPLACEMENT
OF PEOPLE

22 million people were displaced by natural disasters in 2013 … Scientists predict this number will rise to at least 150 million by 2050 due to the effects of global warming.

UN & IPCC | Image: © Florian Gaertner/photothek.net