We all know that global temperatures are rising, but what does that mean?
In addition to polar ice melting and rising sea levels, increased global temperatures also contribute to extreme weather. This is because the oceans bear the brunt of the extra energy from the increased temperatures, which results in heavier precipitation in certain areas, with more severe droughts (like what is being experienced in California) in others.
The vast majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and affects us in a big way. By understanding the full extent of how the climate is changing, we can better prepare ourselves to adapt to our changing environment.
Minute Earth does an excellent job of explaining how this happens:
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