David Mitchell, star of “That Mitchell and Webb Look” and “Peep Show,” is not just a funny dude, he’s also pretty damn intelligent. With his series of SoapBox videos, he has tackled issues like the outrageous cost of higher education in an intelligent yet entertaining manner. His latest video discusses climate change and the biggest problem with facing it: it’s no fun. We shouldn’t deny that the industrial innovations that cause so much pollution aren’t incredible feats of engineering or that they haven’t benefited mankind greatly just as we should not deny that they are destroying the planet. By admonishing those on both sides, maybe it will be easier to work on a solution.
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Are you having a good day? Well this is sure to bring you down! Recent studies suggest that there is enough ice in the polar ice caps to cause about 250-300 ft rise in sea level if they melt. With more than 75% of the planet’s population living less than 300 feet above sea level, this could be trouble. This map illustrates what a 260 foot rise in sea level would look like. What’s that? You live in a city on the east coast of the US? Not anymore. And say goodbye to Nana and Pop Pop, sunning themselves by their condo in Boca: all of Florida will go bye-bye. Although a depressing subject, the map is well-done and its classic style makes it a great piece that will fit in with pretty much any aesthetic. Just don’t look at it too closely if you want to remain blissfully ignorant. Order one today from Halcyon Maps for $42.
Thanks to extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change. Since the Industrial Age spurred the increasing usage of fossil fuels for energy production, the weather has been warming slowly. In fact, since 1880, the temperature of the earth has increased by 1 degree Celsius. LearnStuff created this helpful and informative infographic to show the facts on global warming putting an end to the skepticism.