A Climate Change Refresher, in Four Charts

Read the full story at Pacific Standard.

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will leave the Paris Agreement, making the U.S. now one of just three countries in the world not participating in the climate deal. Scientists have long warned of the negative effects of climate change, including more droughtsstronger hurricanes, and an ice-free Arctic. As evidenced by Trump’s announcement, though, the magnitude of these dangers have yet to sink in for some. Below are some of the basic trends driving the concern around a heating globe.

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