CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE NUMBERS...

286 BILLION

Greenland has 286 billion tons of ice per year since 1993.

8

Global sea level has risen 8 inches in the last century.

97

97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that global warming trends over the past century are very likely caused by human activity.

390 billion

The warming planet is melting 390 billion tons of snow and ice from glaciers each year.

46

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have risen 46 percent since the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s, from 280 parts per million to 411.97 parts per million. It has now reached levels in the atmosphere not seen in 3 million years.

1

The planet is now about 1 degree Celsius warmer than in the “pre-industrial” period.

68

68 percent of all extreme weather events studied in the last 20 years were made more likely or more severe by human-caused climate change.

8 million

About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually.

2016

The year 2016 was the warmest on record since records began in 1880. The last five years have been the five warmest on record.

42

The global temperature has been above the historical average for 42 consecutive years.