Hers is some basic information I found that is a leading cause of climate change. With a cause, there is always an effect. Man has a tendency to want to dominate all other forms of life on Earth. Uncertainties  exist, no matter how confident one may be.  I find its best to learn visually, There for there are some self explanatory pictures to show the effects of climate change and how it will affect you and your children.

First image show the growth of San Antonio TX, in 19 years.

Second image show the loss of glaciers at Toboggan Glacier Alaska, 90 years later.

Third images show “Kenya’s largest closed-canopy forest ecosystem and the most important water catchment in the Rift Valley and western Kenya”  how it has been reduced over the years.

Many more Images can be found at http://climate.nasa.gov/imagesVideo/imagesOfChange/index.cfm

 

brought to you by Chris Schumaker

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10 responses »

  1. laura wood says:

    I can imagine that most people’s problem with these photos is that climate has been changing since the dawn of time. My dad usually uses this arguement when discussing climate change. “Its always been changing, that’s the only thing we can count on,” he says. Although I can see his valid point, the evidence presented here shows that we have never changed the land as much as we have in recent years. It is clear that in less than 100 years damage to forests and ice are irreversable. Change will always happen, and we must learn to adapt. Trying to keep the world is a balance is a task that maybe is too large for one group of people to tackle. This is why education is so important and vidal to our civilization and our future.

  2. kristysiciliano says:

    It just stinks that the development of communities keep growing and growing to the point where there aren’t much trees or forests, that was like the town i used to live in new jersey. there was so much woods behind my house that they knocked them all down and build houses, then every space of woods there was there they would knock it down and build more house and now the town is getting over populated and it’s ridiculous.

    • chris says:

      I like to think of it as a “concrete jungle”. I visited Chicago a couple years back and walked block after block with the absents of natural floral/ fauna. There was the occasional tree wrapped in a steel fence as if some one would steel it… Although I know that city development has started to be more aware.

  3. Johanna Bystedt says:

    I think its a damn shame, but realistically with the growth of the human population and the media’s influence on the way many people live their lives, it would take a lot to make a significant change. I think like Laura said, most people wont be willing to make this change if they aren’t aware of it. What we can count on is change in the future, because as this destruction happens more and more, more and more people will be become aware, it would be too hard to ignore, and then, hopefully not to late, people will be more game to making changes in their own lives which effects other people.

  4. Ashley Raynor says:

    I can’t believe that there is such a huge communtiy of people that do not believe this is happening to out planet. I wish I could help with something like this, but I fel like it is such a huge, already lost issue that can’t be stopped. I’m sure it’s thinking like that – that allows problems like this to arise in the first place. It’s a shame :/

  5. I thought that this was an interesting overview in it’s entirety, but I feel like in the “effects” link most of the information especially for the future phenomena was extremely obvious I would’ve liked to have seen a few more possible outcomes that weren’t as certain.

  6. Kasia Dybek says:

    It is always hard to understand the group of people who do not believe how tremendous impact human have on the environment. The climate change problem is in great percentage our ‘fault’, whether we want to believe it or not. Our actions for the last two centuries have destroyed the plant Earth more than any other species within the whole history. I think it is a really good idea to visually describe the cause & effect. People are very reluctant to the scientific facts they cannot fully understand, but when we actually see these statistics on the pictures, we might grasp the danger of the climate change. It is also powerful to look at local environment and how it has changed, e.g. pictures of Florida. In my post I included the video which is another visual presentation of the climate changes within 200 years: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15401085

    – Kasia (Katarzyna) Dybek

  7. bhall1 says:

    The images of these regions effected by climate change are much more effective than reading about it. Seeing pictures of forests becoming depleted and glacier’s melting are much more convincing than reading numbers about these areas. Much of our sympathy towards nature comes from its beauty, and how we would like to preserve it. It is easier to visually comprehend this problem and almost feel confronted by these images, because there is so obviously a problem that you and everyone around you is contributing to.

  8. These images are really shocking and almost depressing. Seeing how the human population has grown incredibly, so recently. And seeing how that amount of people is effecting the world we live on; it seems like a snowball going down hill. We (the human population) are the snowball going down hill, as it goes it gathers more and more snow, getting bigger and bigger. And as it goes down, it is destroying everything in its path and the snowball is completely out of control.

    Amanda Garcia

  9. Patrick Bradford says:

    such a shame that this is happening It makes no sense to me that people are okay with expanding out and building new things and not adapting to the world because there wont be any world left by the time they are done. in just 19 years all of that development happened when we have the technology to build buildings up to take less room. its ridiculous

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