From the common concern: rising sea level that will take homes, to the less conventional: wine tasting, Green Huff Post outlines 30 things that “climate change just might ruin.” The public is adding to the list; Twitterers are posting their own concerns under the label #ClimateChangeRuins. This is an unique engagement campaign that brings forth personal relevance on climate, and uses the new technology to connect with Americans.
Climate Change Effects: Things Global Warming Just Might Ruin For Your Kids
Cross-post from Green Huff Post
by James Gerken
The continental U.S. has just experienced the hottest 12 month period in recorded history. The West is on fire. The Maldives are going underwater and California can expect a sea level rise of six inches in less than 20 years.
An increasing number of studies are making the connections between human activities, climate change and a rise in extreme weather events. While it is difficult to point to climate change as causing a single weather event without in-depth research, patterns are emerging.
Scientists warn that climate change will bring an increase in heat waves, droughts, floods and worsening storms. Not a rosy forecast for our future, let alone our children’s future.
From chocolate to our favorite island getaways, a variety of studies suggest that many of the things and places that we most enjoy may be gone if we stay on this path. [The slideshow lists] some of the things that may be changed or ruined for future generations based on suggested effects of climate change. There is an element of speculation in this list, as predictions are difficult to determine.
What do you think will be ruined for your kids due to climate change? Tweet us what #climatechangeruins for future generations, and we may include it in our slideshow below!
Read the full article with complete slideshow of climate concerns on the Huffington Post.