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According to Nick Pepin, temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau have climbed steadily. Above 4,000 meters in elevation, the rate of warming has increased by an astounding 75 percent in just the past 20 years, compared to areas below 2,000 meters. Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger. #ice #climatechange #mountains #tibet #research #globalwarming
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According to Nick Pepin, temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau have climbed steadily. Above 4,000 meters in elevation, the rate of warming has increased by an astounding 75 percent in just the past 20 years, compared to areas below 2,000 meters. Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger. #ice #climatechange #mountains #tibet #research #globalwarming

According to the International Dark Sky Association, outdoor lighting uses some 120 terawatt-hours of energy in an average year in the U.S. That’s enough energy to meet New York City’s total electricity needs for 2 years. Photo by Brayden Law. #pollution #light #electricity #climatechange #city
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According to the International Dark Sky Association, outdoor lighting uses some 120 terawatt-hours of energy in an average year in the U.S. That’s enough energy to meet New York City’s total electricity needs for 2 years. Photo by Brayden Law. #pollution #light #electricity #climatechange #city

A 2016 study by the Department for Transport confirmed that diesel cars tested produced more pollution on the road than in the laboratory - some emitted up to 12 times the EU maximum. Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger. #pollution #airpollution #transport #diesel #cars #climatechange
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A 2016 study by the Department for Transport confirmed that diesel cars tested produced more pollution on the road than in the laboratory - some emitted up to 12 times the EU maximum. Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger. #pollution #airpollution #transport #diesel #cars #climatechange

According to the World Food Programme, some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth. Photo by Livier García. #food #aid #worldhunger #shortage #nutrition #healthy #active
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According to the World Food Programme, some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth. Photo by Livier García. #food #aid #worldhunger #shortage #nutrition #healthy #active

According to The Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles. Photo by Belle Co. #wild #conservation #turtle #endangeredspecies #sea
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According to The Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles. Photo by Belle Co. #wild #conservation #turtle #endangeredspecies #sea

According to Conservation International, nearly half of the world’s rainforests have been lost since the 1960s. Every day, about 81,000 hectares (200,000 acres) of rainforest — an area nearly 14 times the size of Manhattan — are burned around the world. Photo by Dikaseva. #climatechange #rain #rainforest #green #forest #manhattan #deforestation
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According to Conservation International, nearly half of the world’s rainforests have been lost since the 1960s. Every day, about 81,000 hectares (200,000 acres) of rainforest — an area nearly 14 times the size of Manhattan — are burned around the world. Photo by Dikaseva. #climatechange #rain #rainforest #green #forest #manhattan #deforestation

According to non-profit Defenders of Wildlife, there were a few million African elephants and approximately 100,000 Asian elephants at the beginning of the 20th century. Today elephants are now considered endangered, there are about 450,000-700,000 African elephants and 35,000-40,000 Asian elephants. Photo by Kirsi Kataniemi. #endangeredspecies #elephants #wild #wildlife #wildlifephotography #africa
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According to non-profit Defenders of Wildlife, there were a few million African elephants and approximately 100,000 Asian elephants at the beginning of the 20th century. Today elephants are now considered endangered, there are about 450,000-700,000 African elephants and 35,000-40,000 Asian elephants. Photo by Kirsi Kataniemi. #endangeredspecies #elephants #wild #wildlife #wildlifephotography #africa

According to The Borgen Project, girls are much more likely to stay out of school than boys. Nine million girls between the ages of about 6 and 11 in Africa will never go to school at all, compared to six million boys. Photo by Doug Linstedt. #education #africa #women #school #world
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According to The Borgen Project, girls are much more likely to stay out of school than boys. Nine million girls between the ages of about 6 and 11 in Africa will never go to school at all, compared to six million boys. Photo by Doug Linstedt. #education #africa #women #school #world

The United Nations estimates about 1.2 billion people are at risk from desertification as deserts expand and degraded dry lands cover close to a third of the world’s land surface area. Photo by Jean Wimmerlin. #desert #desertification #unitednations #un #world #dry #climatechange
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The United Nations estimates about 1.2 billion people are at risk from desertification as deserts expand and degraded dry lands cover close to a third of the world’s land surface area. Photo by Jean Wimmerlin. #desert #desertification #unitednations #un #world #dry #climatechange

According to Engineering for Change, commuters spend 40 percent of their income on transportation on average in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo by Nicolas Picard. #nigeria #transportation #travel #commuters #world
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According to Engineering for Change, commuters spend 40 percent of their income on transportation on average in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo by Nicolas Picard. #nigeria #transportation #travel #commuters #world

According to UNICEF, 892 million people (mostly in rural areas) defecate in the open due to population growth. Open defecation is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania. Photo by Renee Verberne. #unicef #water #watercrisis #sanitation #cleanwater
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According to UNICEF, 892 million people (mostly in rural areas) defecate in the open due to population growth. Open defecation is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania. Photo by Renee Verberne. #unicef #water #watercrisis #sanitation #cleanwater

According to the World Health Organization, the average person uses more water during a 1 minute shower than most sub-Saharan Africans use in a day. Photo by Stuart Hampton. #who #africa #world #health #worldhealthorganization
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According to the World Health Organization, the average person uses more water during a 1 minute shower than most sub-Saharan Africans use in a day. Photo by Stuart Hampton. #who #africa #world #health #worldhealthorganization

According to a United Nations Environment (UNEP) report, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise to between $280 and $500 billion per year by 2050, a figure four to five times greater than previous estimates. Photo by James Wheeler. #unitednations #environment #climatechange #climate
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According to a United Nations Environment (UNEP) report, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise to between $280 and $500 billion per year by 2050, a figure four to five times greater than previous estimates. Photo by James Wheeler. #unitednations #environment #climatechange #climate

According to The World Bank’s research predictions, climate change could force 143 million people by 2050 to migrate within their own countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Photo by Benny Jackson #climatechange #climate #migration #research #predictions
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According to The World Bank’s research predictions, climate change could force 143 million people by 2050 to migrate within their own countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Photo by Benny Jackson #climatechange #climate #migration #research #predictions

According to the Global Humanitarian Overview of 2019, the combination of conflict, drought and acute food insecurity in 2017–2018, left more than 20 million people facing or on the brink of famine in four countries: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Photo by Tucker Tangeman. #famine #nigeria #somalia #sudan #yemen #crisis
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According to the Global Humanitarian Overview of 2019, the combination of conflict, drought and acute food insecurity in 2017–2018, left more than 20 million people facing or on the brink of famine in four countries: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Photo by Tucker Tangeman. #famine #nigeria #somalia #sudan #yemen #crisis

Repatriation efforts by the Myanmar and Bangladesh government of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees living in camps fell apart after not a single Rohingya agreed to go back to Myanmar. “Myanmar has not shown any real willingness to take back the Rohingya and despite all their talk about taking them back, that’s all it was, talk
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Repatriation efforts by the Myanmar and Bangladesh government of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees living in camps fell apart after not a single Rohingya agreed to go back to Myanmar. “Myanmar has not shown any real willingness to take back the Rohingya and despite all their talk about taking them back, that’s all it was, talk". - UN special rapporteur for Myanmar. Photo by Brian Sokol. #rohingya #refugees #crisis #bangladesh #myanmar #unitednations

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and Nasa, Arctic sea ice coverage has shrunk every decade since 1979 by 3.5 to 4.1 per cent. Glaciers have also been in retreat, in major mountain ranges like the Alps, Himalayas and Rockies. At the end of 2018, Arctic sea ice extent was tracking at its third lowest level in the satellite record, while sea ice in the Antarctic remained at historic lows. Photo by Jay Mantri. #climatechange #arctic #iceberg #glaciers
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According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and Nasa, Arctic sea ice coverage has shrunk every decade since 1979 by 3.5 to 4.1 per cent. Glaciers have also been in retreat, in major mountain ranges like the Alps, Himalayas and Rockies. At the end of 2018, Arctic sea ice extent was tracking at its third lowest level in the satellite record, while sea ice in the Antarctic remained at historic lows. Photo by Jay Mantri. #climatechange #arctic #iceberg #glaciers