Earth in Our Hands
Global warming has accelerated in recent times.
The amount of energy being used across the world is increasing steadily. Western societies are burning great amounts of fossil fuel, and new power stations are being built in Africa and Asia to cater for improving lifestyles.
If we do nothing the ice at the polar ice caps will melt, and the sea levels may rise by about 50 cm over the next 100 years, causing flooding and storm surges.
Deserts may expand, and some of our ecosystems and countryside may be permanently altered