Whether you want to believe it or not, the climate of the Earth is changing.
Many say that there is a lack of evidence for climate change, or that "the science is still out." This, of course, is a hotly debated topic…but look around you. There are things happening in the world that cannot be questioned. The following events are just a sample of many that could be signs of climate change and harbingers of terrible things to come.
1. Historically severe flooding in Louisiana
— Divine Justice (@FRICTION456) August 17, 2016
While many associate climate change with a hotter planet, it can also cause unpredictable extreme weather, such as the flood we've seen this week in Louisiana. We can expect more of the same in the coming years.
2. The recent major heat wave
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 15, 2016
The country has been heating up recently thanks to a punishing heat wave. This past week, the heat broke records all over the country.
3. The Soberanes wildfire
Mass evacuation amid new California fire https://t.co/RPRFLVGRie
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 17, 2016
Wildfire season in parts of the country has been getting worse every year thanks to hotter temperatures and lack of rainfall. The recent Soberanes wildfire in central California is the latest example.
4. Rising sea levels
— Mic (@mic) August 18, 2016
The tiny Inupiat village of Shishmaref, Alaska, recently passed a resolution to relocate the entire village from the island they've called home for 500 years to the mainland. The reason? Rising sea levels that are threatening the population of 650.
5. July was the hottest month on record
July was yet another record hot month for the Earth, all but guaranteeing 2016 will be the hottest year on record >> https://t.co/VcVVMUTVbC
— Discovery (@Discovery) August 18, 2016
At this point, there is no doubt in most scientific circles that 2016 will go on to be the hottest year on record.
If all of this information doesn't terrify you, then you might want to get your head looked at. Things are this bad now, but they're only going to get worse.