CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE NUMBERS…

9,700

Billion tons is an optimistic number for the amount of ice that Greenland will lose before the end of the century through melting.

17,900

Deaths in the U.S. occur every year from air pollution emanating from agriculture.

3.4

Inches is the amount of sea level rise from 1993 to 2019.

5-10

additional feet of sea level rise possible “with the current global temperature and rate of temperature increase before the end of the century,” says oceanographer John Englander

97

percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.

369

billion tons of glacier snow and ice are being lost each year

417.14

parts per million (ppm) was the average CO2 level in March, 2021, 50% greater than in 1750-1800 when it was 278 ppm.

2020

was, globally, the 2nd warmest year on record, just behind 2016, with 2019 in third place.

2

degrees is the increase in global average surface temperature that has occurred since the pre-industrial era (1880-1900). This might seem small, but it means a significant growth in accumulated heat.

70

parts per million (ppm) was the average CO2 level in March, 2021, 50% greater than in 1750-1800 when it was 278 ppm.

11

million metric tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans annually, an amount projected to triple by 2040.

77

percent of countries will be poorer in 2100 than they would be in a world in which we curb global warming, particularly the poorer countries, in regions like Africa, southeast Asia, and South America

10.5

percent of U.S. GDP could vanish by 2100 as a result of climate change. Extreme weather events will be a major source of future losses.