Cities flood, forests burn and glaciers melt – just like in the disaster movies. But unlike in the movies, the actions of real people only make the situation worse year after year. This is sad because, as climate activists say, “We don’t have a planet B”. In disaster movies, the world is always saved by a happy coincidence, but in everyday life, the chances of that happening are slim.
1Pedersen Glacier, Alaska: 100 years ago and now.
2The beautiful Victoria Falls has become a tiny stream.
3World cities are suffering more flooding than ever before.
4We’re losing huge amounts of our life-giving forests (and animals) around the world due to forest fires.
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5The Okjokull glacier in Iceland ceased to exist in August 2019.
6Climate change has reduced the number of new corals on the Great Barrier Reef by 89%.
7This huge glacier has now turned to water.
8In just 6 years, Chile’s Lake Aculeo has disappeared as if it had never existed.
9The Theewaterskloof Dam, once in South Africa, is now also a thing of the past.
10The flooding of the Ganges River has left people homeless.
11Lake Urmia is completely reddened and will probably disappear soon.
12Forests around the world are on fire, the most spectacular of which was perhaps the burning of the Amazon rainforest, dubbed the “lungs of the earth”.
13The Mississippi River flooding has submerged an entire city.
14The Grinnell Glacier can hardly be called a “glacier” anymore.
15In just 3 years, Lake Oroville in California has almost completely dried up.