“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it”
Our organization set this website up in order to create some urgency and understanding for this very important issue. Apart from informing about our current situation as well as the potential harm in the future, we try to show some relatively easy tips for everyone to take their own responsible actions and speak about it to raise awareness.
The following processes only show a part of our changing environment but can be named as the more severe ones and should be taken into consideration when thinking about the own consumption.
Global Temperature Rise
The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 0.9 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century. Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years.
The oceans have absorbed much of this increased heat, with the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of more than 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969.
Shrinking Ice Sheets
Greenland lost an average of 281 billion tons of ice per year between 1993 and 2016, while Antarctica lost about 119 billion tons during the same time period. The rate of Antarctica ice mass loss has tripled in the last decade.
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.
Decreased Snow Cover
Satellite observations reveal that the amount of spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased over the past five decades and that the snow is melting earlier.9
Sea Level Rise
Global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century. The rate in the last two decades, however, is nearly double that of the last century and is accelerating slightly every year.
Declining Arctic Sea Ice
Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades.
The number of record high-temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low-temperature events has been decreasing, since 1950. The U.S. has also witnessed increasing numbers of intense rainfall events.