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The effects of climate changes

Global warming effects

Global warming effects

The IPCC IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has evaluated worldwide climate evolutions since 1988. The last report of this organization was in 2014 and highlights an alarming situation.

  • The rate of sea level rise has accelerated during the last decades.
  • In 2015, the average temperature of the planet has increased by 0.74 degrees Celsius compared to the 20th century average.
  • In France, the number of summer days (with a superior temperature of 25°C) significantly increased on the period of 1950-2010.
  • The extreme climate phenomenon (storms, flooding and drought) keeps multiplying.
  • 20 to 30% of animal and vegetal species are threatened with extinction.
  • We observe crises related to food resources. Droughts, for instance, can have a direct impact on agricultural products, thus bringing about major food crises, sources of conflict and migrations.
  • CO2 concentration increase in the atmosphere leads a strong CO2 concentration in the ocean and therefore, acidifying waters.  This acidification represents a major risk for coral reefs and some types of plankton.
  • The sea level could increase by 26 to 98 cm by 2100 and brings about costal area flooding and island countries disappearance (Maldives, Tuvalu).  Thus, we would assist massive population’ displacements.

Why is Earth warming up?

Natural disasters and global warming

Taking action in favor of environment