Last Updated on August 15, 2018
After years of climate research, it became a fact that our planet is warming up and it is all because of one specific reason: Humans. Since the day people started burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and many other things. The temperatures started to rise and it has not been pretty.
This increase in temperature can cause a lot of weather disasters, like hurricanes, extreme storms, heavy precipitation, and we are all responsible for all of this.
The sad part about this is the fact that our mother Earth is getting destroyed every day while most people still think that Global Warming is nothing but a myth.
Well, there are many pieces of evidence around us and these 10 examples are only from U.S. regions because if we mentioned the whole planet, this article will be endless.
In the recent decades, we have all witnessed in Alaska a significantly increased wildfire activity. It is mostly associated with natural and manmade factors. According to a Climate Science Special Report, there is a huge risk of devastating wildfires all around the United States because it has increased by 33%-50%.
Also, back in 2015, Alaska’s fire season destroyed the 2nd largest number of acres, which is devastating.
Phoenix has the reputation of being the hottest city in the nation, and in the last June 2017, it recorded a sudden temperature increase of 112°F for 9 days straight. This city never reached this temperature since 1990. If it continued like this, Phoenix could turn to dust in the next couple of years because such heat is unbearable.
Oklahoma, Central United States
Oklahoma has a dry winter, but it is drier than average. In spring, however, the winds become very strong, and sometimes, dangerous. In fact, back in April, the winds led to wildfires all over Oklahoma and the central United States.
Scientists have already warned that human-made global warming will increase wildfires, and from now on, we can even expect them to be more extreme.
East Coast of North America
All the cities in the eastern part of the country have experienced a very high temperature while still on February 20. There was still one whole month of winter.
The cities are Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Cincinnati, Indiana, Indianapolis, South Carolina, and Charleston. These cities are a great example of what Global Warming truly means.
Maryland, East Coast of North America
Something very strange happened on May 27 in the town of Catonsville, Maryland: the locals witnessed a very heavy rain that has reached 10 inches, and according to historical records, such intense rain happens only once every 500 years, and the reason behind this extreme weather event is absolutely associated with Global Warming.
California, West Coast of the United States
The precipitation occurred this last March in California after two years of dry winter, and it was one of the wettest Marches on the history of the United States. According to scientists from The University of California, the state will start to have an increase of 12% when it comes to precipitation by the end of this century, and it is associated with the warmer sea surface that is occurring in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean.
Colorado, Utah, California
These locations are known to have an average amount of snow every winter, but it dramatically decreased this past year. It was actually down by 85% in Colorado, which is a very scary number.
According to scientists, the decrease of snow in Utah, California, and Colorado have started 50 years ago. In other words, since the climate started changing and humans were more determined to ruin this planet.
Western United States
The United States has been experiencing a crazy heat wave, and it became more frequent in the 1960s. Meanwhile, the cold waves are not happening very often. All this means that the average temperature has increased by 1.8° F, and according to the CSSR Report, this increase has happened in the period from 1901-2016.
Washington State’s Coast
The rivers have been experiencing large floods and streams across a lot of the Northwest’s sections from 1965. Also, these floods have become constant in the Pacific Northwest, according to EPA. These floods enforced the Hoh Native American people to move from their lands in Washington State and go live on a higher ground.
Four-Corners Region, Southwest
In January, these areas have witnessed an extended dry season, no measurable snowfall, and a little precipitation, especially in Arizona. This dryness took 11% of Arizona at the beginning of October.
By the end of the same month, it was 40% of Arizona. In addition to that, the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada experienced very low snowpack levels that led to a serious lack of moisture.
Even after all of these dangerous changes, the global warming is expected to have way more consequences. The droughts and wildfires are already enough reasons to kill hundreds of parts of the world, while extreme storms and major floods will be on the other side causing more damages.
We have to make a stand, and it should be now!