14 Photos That Prove Climate Change Is Not a Joke and Should Be Taken Seriously
6Climate change caused an 89% decrease in new coral on the Great Barrier Reef
Scientists say that global warming has caused such extensive damage to the Great Barrier Reef that it may never recover. According to a study published in the journal Nature, baby coral in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have declined by 89% due to mass bleaching in 2016 and 2017.
7This whole glacier turned into water
This photograph was taken on August 13, 1941, shows the lower reaches of Muir Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the ice thickness in the centre of the photographs is more than 0.7 kilometres. A photograph was taken from the same location on August 31, 2004. Shows the glacier has retreated out of the field of view and is now located more than 7 kilometres (4.4 miles) to the northwest.
8In just 6 years, Aculeo Lake disappeared as if it never existed
Six years ago, the Laguna de Aculeo in Chile was a popular water sports area. Now the lake has virtually disappeared where the satellite image shows the extent of the environmental drama. Since 2018, it seems as if someone pulled the plug out of a bathtub where only a crust of dried mud and vegetation remains.
9Thewaterskloof Dam, which was in South Africa, is also gone
Just three years of drought have dried Cape Town’s biggest reservoir to just 13 percent capacity. Cape Town relied on six main reservoirs for its drinking water which combined could store 230 billion gallons (about 870,000 megaliters) of water. Continuous years of drought of severe drought and these reservoirs hold just 26 percent of that total.
10The flooding of the Ganges River in Allahabad has left people homeless
The monsoon floods in India’s Ganges River this year have broken previous records, officials reported. Both major rivers the Yamuna and the Ganges breached their danger marks in September 2019 flooding huge parts of Uttar Pradesh where cities like Allahabad were badly affected.