Hands holding a tree and a globeGlobal warming is currently one of humankind’s biggest concerns. Awareness of this global specter has led concerned citizens to shift to and advocate the use of clean energy solutions, if only to minimize carbon footprint.

From solar panels to wind turbines which harness renewable energy, and consequently, home battery storage systems, a variety of technology has been designed to curb the effects of global warming.

Unfortunately, there are still those who dismiss this concern as no more than fake news, a claim you can easily refute with scientific data, such as these:

Melting sea ice

In March of 2017, NASA recorded that ice volume in both the Arctic and Antarctic poles reached an all-time record low at 6.26 square miles. This is less than the globe’s recorded average minimum ice expanse between 1981 and 2010 by 790,000 square miles, an area larger than the size of Mexico.

Rising sea level

Melting sea ice leads to rising sea level. Although people consistently recorded this phenomenon over the course of the last century, this past decade saw the rate increase considerably.

For perspective, the year 2016 had the highest annual average (3.2 inches) since people started monitoring the rise of sea level back in 1993.

Oceans are heating up

Not only is the sea rising at an unprecedented rate, but it is also getting hotter, which is the cause of coral bleaching responsible for the death of large concentrations of marine ecology.

Given how the ocean absorbs 90% of surplus heat trapped in the atmosphere, since 1992 the rate of temperature rise in our oceans has doubled.

Increasing global humidity

Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the culprit of increasing global humidity. This, in turn, leads to dangerous and more frequent heat waves.

Scientific data shows how global warming is as real as our toes and fingers. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to curb its effects. One way to do this is by choosing clean and renewable energy.