The world is getting warmer and the science is undeniable. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Even though average temperatures are only measured to be increasing by 2 degrees or so, the 2 degrees actually make a HUGE difference. Think of the Earth as you would yourself. Your body temperature is 37 degrees C, or 98.6 degrees F. A 2 degree increase may seem nominal, but ask anyone who has had a fever and they’ll tell you otherwise.
Even a backyard scientist using a setup to measure the weather at home can track these changes.
This infographic from the World Bank shows the effects of unchecked climate change on Africa and Asia. The consequences are staggering and striking.