While the findings will not shock anyone who has been keeping up with the science, this video of 100 years of global warming in 30 seconds sure makes you feel unsettled. Mashable released this time-lapse video in order to get people's attention about climate change. And it does just that. We tend to (conveniently) forget that our planet is in a state of emergency when it comes to climate change. If we are not careful we could be facing a mass extinction in the coming century. Hopefully people who see this video will renew their attempts at living a more eco-friendly life. Or at least I hope more people start doing research on their own.
I know that when this topic comes up, we tend to tense up. Mostly because we truly don't know what to do when it comes to such a global issue. We feel very small and the task way too big. I'm here to tell you that you can and should be doing something. No matter how small or insignificant in your eyes — you are doing something. And something is always better than nothing at all.
I don't want to live in a world where NYC is underwater and people are having less sex. (Both of things are predicted to happen if we continue on our current global warming course, by the way.) And I'm sure a lot of people agree with me when I say that we need to avoid that at all costs. So take a look at the high lights from the video and tell your friends.
In the beginning of the 20th century everything seemed to be cool as a cucumber. Sure, there were some hot spots on this planet, but they were either in the sea or pretty rare. I'm assuming everyone was really cool about that. If you really think about it, Charlie Chaplin lived during the really nice weather period.
We are coming to the middle of the 20th century. What is that? You might be wondering why its suddenly much more yellow in the picture. Well, it looks like our world is heating up. Since I already tent to attribute everything bad to Hitler, I can do the same thing here. Don't ask me for the science behind the statement.
Yeah. Doesn't look so great, does it? Everything is hot. This year was one of the warmest years in history and we are just living through it with abandon. I guess it goes without saying that we used to have it pretty good back in the day. I mean, the contrast between the first picture and the last is startling. It's really about time we did something.
For more information on how to impact climate change, click here, and watch the full time lapse video below:
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