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Some interesting facts;
11 out of the past 12 years have been the hottest on record since 1850
If mountain Glaciers melt completely, sea level will rise about 50cm
During the 20th century, sea levels rose an average of 1.77mm per year. Since the beginning of this century they have risen an average of 3.1mm per year,
A 1 cm increase in sea level will cause the coastline to recede by 1 metre
13 Million hectares of natural forest in the world disappear every year. This is equivalent to an area the size of Greece.
If the ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, sea levels would rise by 7 metres and 56 metres respectively.
Around 6 million tonnes of petrol are realeased into the sea every year.
Coastal sediment, shallow water, and beach sand are polluted by microscopic particles of plastic, nylon, polythene and polyester. This could last for thousands of years and may already entering the food chain.
In 30 years our planet has lost 30% of its natural resources.
To do nothing about climate change could cost 5,500 billion euros to the world-wide economy. The equivalent cost of two world wars and the economic crisis of 1929
(Yan Artus Bertrand)