• All the data collected from these different fields and independent studies point to the same conclusion that our climate is rapidly changing at an unprecedented rate mostly due to the action of man
• There are two levels of evidences for climate change: one which is a long term trend (the most reliable) and evidences which are already happening within our lifespan. We are starting to observe noticeable evidences and signs of climate change happening at present which are a growing concern as their frequency and strength are predicted to increase significantly throughout the century
In 2003 Europe experienced the hottest summers on record causing widespread drought claiming the lives of over 30,000 people. In 2009 the state of Victoria in Australia has seen its highest temperatures ever recorded (>27°C) which facilitated the spread of the worst and most deadly fires in its recent history.
More intense and frequent storms. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina swept the US Coast as a Category 5 Hurricane. 2008 was the most active hurricane season in US recorded history
In 2008 India experienced its strongest monsoon in 50 years causing widespread floods and displacing millions of people
2008 Australia experienced its worst drought in a century which affected food prices around the world
Source of Information : Climate Change: A Silent Threat by Sylvain Richer de Forges