WATCH: 100 Years Of Global Warming In 30 Seconds

Something needs to change...

Global warming is an issue that affects – and will continue to affect – every living person on the planet. Yet despite the situation worsening with every year, as we go about our busy daily lives, we can forget how dire it is.

We take the car everywhere instead of getting a bike. We leave our electronic appliances on for hours when we don’t need to. We get too lazy to recycle everything and end up throwing it into the normal bin.

So sometimes we need a shocking jolt to remember what is happening to our planet – and to spur us into action.

The Nasa YouTube channel released a simple video showing the Earth’s long-term warming trend, with temperature changes from 1880 to 2015 being shown, with orange colours representing warm temperatures, and blues representing cool temperatures.

Have a look at the video below…

As you can see, the change between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 21st century is not to be dismissed – it’s real.

Our planet is heating up, and fast – and we need to do something about it.

It’s terrifying to see the years flashing past on this video, especially when you consider that global warming is impacting people right now – hugely increasing poverty and inequality levels around the world.

We’ve got incredible people working every day to save the planet, like these amazing eight women who are doing their bit to make the world more green – which is important when you consider that research suggests women will be more affected by global warming than men.

But if you need something even more visual to prompt you into doing your bit for the environment, even if it’s passing up that lift to take public transport or making sure your recycling bin is regularly used, check out these images of what London, Sydney, New York and Shanghai will look like in 100 years if we carry on as we are.

Scary, isn’t it?

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