This graphic shows how global warming has increased rapidly since the 1900's

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September 13, 2017 · 173 views
This graphic shows how global warming has increased rapidly since the 1900's

There’s a common line among climate skeptics that "the climate has always changed, so why worry if it’s changing now?" The first half of that sentence is undeniably true. Due to orbital wobbles, volcanic activity, rock weathering, and changes in solar activity, the Earth’s temperature has waxed and waned over the past 4.5 billion years. During the Paleocene it was so warm that crocodiles swam above the Arctic Circle. And 20,000 years ago it was cold enough that multi-kilometer-thick glaciers covered Montreal.

VIA vox.com

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