Recycling is part of the solution, not the pollution

7 green facts to make you think

  1. Carbon Dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere have increase by 30% in the last 200 years alone.
  2. Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are currently at their highest for 800,000 years.
  3. Global temperatures have risen by over 0.7C since the 1700's with 0.5C of this warming occurring during the past 100 years.
  4. The warmest decade of the last millennium was the 1990s with four out of five of the warmest years ever recorded occurring during the decade. 1998 was the warmest year globally since records began in 1861.
  5. Estimates indicate that global temperature changes by the end of the century could be as high as 6.4C.
  6. The world population has grown by more than 2.5 times in the past 55 years from 2.5 billion in 1950 to 6.45 billion in 2005.
  7. Global energy demands are projected to rise by as much as 60% in the next 20 years as a result of continued population growth and economical, commercial and social development.