How Global Warming is Changing the World at 11 hour


Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World is a comprehensive look at the world wide effects of climate change. In dramatic photographs, maps and quotes from world climate science leaders, this one-of-a-kind book shows how the earth is being changed right now.
The book illustrates on-going shifts from weather extremes and melting glaciers to disruptions of animal migration and plant growth — including the strong impact on human life, cities and cultures.

Earth Under Fire ends with a vision of how we can slow global warming and improve the lives of people everywhere.

Arctic sea ice has now surpassed all previous records for the lowest absolute minimum extent. Satellite measurements recorded the previous record, 5.32 million square kilometers (2.05 million square miles), on September 20-21, 2005. As of August 16 this year — more than a month earlier — the extent was 5.26 million square kilometers (2.02 million square miles).

With about a month of further ice melt expected, it is clear that the 2007 annual minimum, expected in late September, will almost certainly be less than the last five years of record and near-record sea ice losses. As of August 16, ice extent in 2007 was 1 million square kilometers (386,000 square miles) less than the same day in 2005.
— Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center, Arctic Sea Ice News Fall 2007

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th Hour” is a feature length documentary concerning the environmental crises caused by human actions and their impact on the planet. The most powerful element of “The 11th Hour” is not a portrait of a planet in crisis, but its offer of hope and solutions. Scientists and environmental advocates such as Stephen Schneider and Sylvia Earle (who participated in Earth Under Fire) paint a portrait for a radically new and exciting future in which humanity seeks not to dominate the earth’s life systems, but to mimic them and coexist. “The 11th Hour” calls for a future now within our grasp that is both sustainable and healthier.

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  1. […] mindsets in the time period 2007 – 2008. One factor will be the environmental issue of global warming, which is more serious than what some meteorologists […]

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