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Изменение климата часто воспринимается как абстрактная проблема, которая коснется человечества в будущем, пусть и не столь отдаленном. Профиль @everydayclimatechange показывает ее более реальной: каждый день в нем публикуются красивые, но пугающие фотографии последствий глобального потепления, которые мы можем наблюдать уже сейчас.

Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram Photo by Georgina Goodwin @ggkenya for @everydayclimatechange. A female turtle goes ashore at the crack of dawn preparing to nest in Kiunga Marine National Reserve on north Kenyan coast near the Somali border. She is watched over by a member of the local community working with World Wildlife Fund @WWF who are working to protect turtles around Kiunga, . Global warming is having enormous impacts on sea turtles and other wildlife. Sea levels have risen in this area causing increased erosion of the beach and steeper banks up which turtles can no longer climb. The females know they are laying their nests where the tide will damage it but there is little they can do about it. If this turtle lays her eggs below the high tide mark the @WWF team will move them carefully to a safer place, . Sea level rise and beach erosion from frequent severe storms linked to climate change are also contributing to loss of beach and sea turtle nesting habitat. Longer hot, dry spells and more erratic cool rainy seasons throws the balance of turtle sexes off as baby females develop where it’s warmer at the nest surface, and males where it’s deeper and cooler, bringing in long-term issues of turtle breeding and population. . . #climatechange #globalwarming #documentary #everydayclimatechange #ReportageSpotlight @canoncnafrica #canonCNA #nature_lover #turtles #ourplanetdaily #keepitwild #apjd #beach #conservation #toldwithexposure #photography #kenya #africa #seaturtle #animalplanet @climatereality @wwf_kenya #photooftheday Публикация от  Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange) 31 Янв 2019 в 11:42 PST

Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram Image by @ekkaratpunyatara ▪️▪️▪️Office people with masks march to work in the morning. ▪️▪️▪️Bangkok has been facing with the high level of air pollution since last week. The air is full of PM2.5 in many areas. This is the first time for myself and everyone to live and breath the air that could be harmful. ▪️▪️▪️PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers, which is about 3% the diameter of a human hair. Since it is so small, it increases the chances of humans/animals inhaling them into the bodies which long-term exposure may lead to heart attack, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. — ▪️▪️▪️The main sources of PM2.5 in Bangkok and Thailand come from the amount of vehicles, factories and agricultural burning which is one of the main causes of climate change. . #everydayclimatechange #climatechangeisreal #pollution #bangkok #thailand #healthy Публикация от  Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange) 8 Фев 2019 в 11:47 PST

Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram Image by @sean_gallagher_photo A boy sits on a discarded couch in a flooded district in northern Jakarta. The city has been identified as one of the world’s most vulnerable cities to climate change, especially related to rising sea levels. According to the New York Times in 2017, «Jakarta is sinking faster than any other big city on the planet, faster, even, than climate change is causing the sea to rise — so surreally fast that rivers sometimes flow upstream, ordinary rains regularly swamp neighborhoods and buildings slowly disappear underground, swallowed by the earth. The main cause: Jakartans are digging illegal wells, drip by drip draining the underground aquifers on which the city rests — like deflating a giant cushion underneath it. About 40 percent of Jakarta now lies below sea level.» --- #everydayclimatechange #everydayeverywhere #asia #indonesia #java #jakarta #climatechange Публикация от  Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange) 3 Янв 2019 в 2:14 PST

Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram Photo @ggkenya. A young cheetah cub in Masai Mara, Kenya. It’s common knowledge that the beautiful African cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is the world’s fastest animal, but less known is that it’s losing its ability to reproduce because of climate change, . Scientists with the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) @museumsofkenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service @KWS discovered that the cheetah has developed abnormal coils in its sperm as a result of warmer temperatures, affecting the big cat’s ability to reproduce, . Change in climate and human activities have caused a massive decline in population of the cheetah’s favorite high protein meal, the Thompson’s gazelle, meaning cheetah are having to switch to other diets. Add to this change in food their low sperm counts and extremely low testosterone levels, and we see a major issue in the cheetah’s ability to reproduce effectively. In the early 1980s, there were more than 5,000 cheetahs in Kenya. Now according to Kenya Wildlife Service @kws, there are only 1,000 cheetahs left in Kenya, . Globally wildlife is increasingly under threat due to climate change and humans changing their ecosystems or destroying their habitat causing them to alter their breeding and feeding patterns in order to survive. . . #everydayextinction #everydayclimatechange #climatechange #globalwarming #extinction #biodiversity #everydayeverywhere #cheetah #bigcats #catsofinatagram #toldwithexposure #liveforthestory #mycanon #apjd #african_portraits #photooftheday #africa #wildlife #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #canoncnafrica Публикация от  Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange) 21 Сен 2018 в 10:19 PDT

Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram Photo by James Whitlow Delano @jameswhitlowdelano for @everydayclimatechange Yala Mountain, 5820 meter high (19094 ft) in February and surrounded by jagged peaks like broken glass. This holy mountain to Tibetans rises above the grasslands surrounding Tagong Monastery. The grassland here sits an elevation of 4200 meters (13780 ft) and yet in February there is very little snow, even on the endless craggy peaks, below 6,000 m (19,684 ft). Winters are dry here but climate change will intensify the dry spells and glacier melt. About 1.3 billion people depend on the rivers that flow from the Tibetan Plateau. The glaciers are shrinking, the permafrost is melting and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas, and wetlands are drying out, all due to climate change. In fact, the glaciers of Tibet, according to the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), have melted faster than anywhere else on the planet. Tibetan glaciers have lost 15% percent of their mass in the past three decades and global warming could further intensify the melt. Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan, Peoples Republic of China (Kham, Tibet) #climatechange #globalwarming#meltingglaciers #tibet #easterntibet#water #drought #tibetanplateau#jameswhitlowdelano Публикация от  Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange) 31 Мар 2018 в 8:05 PDT

Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram Photo by @uwehmartin for @everydayclimatechange The Salton Sea is the Colorado River’s final destination in the Anthropocene. It was formed by accident in 1905 when the river busted through poorly built irrigation headworks and flooded the Salton Sink for two years. In the 1940s, 50s and 60s California’s largest lake became known as the Salton Riviera and attracted more visitors than the Yosemite National Park. Today the Salton Sea has become a decaying, dystopian mess. It smells like rotten eggs, when fertilizer runoff and summer heat once again push an algae bloom, that turns parts of the lake into a dead zone, killing thousands of fish. Being sustained only by the balance between agricultural runoff from Imperial Valley farms and evaporation, the lake increasingly shrinks due to on-farm water conservation efforts and a deal that transfers about 300,000 acre-feed to San Diego and the Coachella Valley. The rapidly shrinking lake exposes vast areas of playa that increasingly becomes the United States largest source of fine particle matter dust storms threatening the health of millions of people in the region and beyond. And the prospect is only getting worse: Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River through evaporation that draws up to 4 percent more water per degree Fahrenheit from the watershed to the atmosphere. The ongoing «hot drought», which started in 2000, has led to a reduction in river flows by more than 19 percent, draining down water levels in the basins most important reservoirs. The water level in Lake Mead dropped by about 140 feet close to a level one emergency state which would cut water delivery to Nevada and Arizona. To prevent this from happening the lower basin states are working on a drought contingency plan to leave more water in the reservoirs. As the Imperial Valley is be far the largest user of Colorado River water it is likely that a large share of this reserve will be contributed from conservation measures in the valleys agriculture, that eventually feeds the Salton Sea. ––– The #Moonscape series about irrigation infrastructure in the American West is part of the #DryWest chapter of our @landrushproject Публикация от  Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange) 11 Сен 2018 в 5:24 PDT

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