Environment

Megadrought In Southwest Now The Worst In 1,200 Years

Southern and Western parts of the country have been experiencing the driest years and the hottest ones as the temperature rises more frequently. The climatologists and scientists have blamed human-induced climate change. The rivers are drying up and they are at their record level low at the moment. The temperature has already risen by 1.5C, adding to already existing heatwaves making cities like Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix almost uninhabitable during summers.

44 Countries & 7 Billion To Face Intense Water Shortage By 2040

The consequences of Climate Change are slowly trying to materialize in already fragile world with social inequalities, poverty and wars. With extreme heat waves, rising sea level and unsustainable use of fossil fuels, Planet earth is believed to have been facing the worst climate crisis that can lead to extinction or even nuclear wars in the near future. Earlier this year, Pakistan, India, Europe, China, Africa and the United States faced extreme heat waves across major parts of the countries leading to wildfires and billions of losses in economic activity.

5.9 Trillions Tonnes Of Ice Lost Due To Climate Change In 25 Years

Most scientists had once assumed that the massive Ice sheets of Antarctica were largely invulnerable to climate change, but not any more. During the past 25 years, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet has contributed significantly to rising sea levels, mainly caused by climate change. It is estimated if, due to some reason, the Eastern two-thirds of the ice sheet melted, the sea would rise by 52 meters.

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