4.5 billion years ago this beautiful planet was born into existence. From that moment on, it has changed and transformed into what we see today. Warming and cooling periods have always taken place, however, they were steady and took place over many millennia. The rapid changes in temperature, the melting of the polar ice caps and the fact we are undergoing a climate crisis is absolutely real and not a question of whether or not it exists, but rather, how can we as humans stop our contribution to the factors that cause it? Furthermore, we have done extraordinary things as a species from the creation of medicine, to modern technology and beyond. We need to use our knowledge and resources to help reverse the effects of climate change (which is being implemented to a small degree with carbon capture systems and ocean cleanups). We need to do as @paulnicklen suggests and work together, as an ecosystem.
Where is this iceberg now? This photo was taken in 2012 during a trip to Antarctica. As these monumental palaces of floating ice drift away from the continent, they inevitably start to melt. The cold freshwater that drips off the iceberg and into the saltwater ocean influences currents and ocean circulation, even far away from the source. Every iceberg, every drop of water, every molecule...they all work together. We should too.
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