Climate change – what future are we facing ?
- Audience: General admission
- Category: Life & Earth Sciences
- Technology: 2D
- Genre: Documentary
Earth is the only world in the solar system where we know life exists. Countless species of plants and animals live on its surface and in its oceans. But, Earth is changing. The atmosphere is losing its ability to regulate the comfortable temperatures that help life thrive. Earth is warming up and the signs are obvious.
The glaciers of Greenland and the Arctic are melting away. Deserts are growing. The oceans are becoming more acidic.
If the warming trend continues, the ice packs in Greenland and Antarctica will disappear in just a few decades. Sea levels will rise. Cities and coastlines will be flooded.
Rising temperature will cause more intense storms. Prolonged droughts will expand Earth’s deserts. Whole populations of plants, animals and humans could be wiped out.
Are these changes due to Earth’s natural cycles or are humans affecting our climate? Are we on a path of no return?