The greatest witness of the last days?
We might slay that beast that through the ingenuity and innovation that God has blessed us with. And through negotiation that paves the way for change, as we recently saw at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
But what if we don’t figure out the issue in time?
Climate change is utterly perilous. The scientific community is all but at a consensus on that.
Check out the 10 following graphs and their summaries from even Business Insider, which, by very name, has an editorial focus on profit (coal, for some).
Nothing is left unscathed.
As this chart from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) March 2014 working group report shows, climate change will hit everything from the polar ice caps to our bank accounts.
The colorful icons show what kinds of effects have been observed so far around the world, and the little bars next to the icons show how much confidence scientists have that the effects were caused by climate change. In the Arctic and other parts of North America, for example, scientists have high confidence that glaciers, snow, ice, and permafrost are melting due to global warming.
But warming doesn't just impact weather: It changes the environments in which we grow our foods, changes the ecosystems in which the fish we eat live, increases the likelihood of wildfire, erodes the coastlines, and causes drought that robs populations of their water sources.