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Consequences of Warming

What causes climate and climate change section of the Hall of Planet Earth. The large screen shows hurricanes. AMNH/D. Finnin

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Human activity has added about 2,040 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere since 1750. In response, the planet is warming. Change is already visible. Severe droughts, storms and heat waves are becoming more common. Global sea level is rising as the ocean warms and ice sheets melt, leading to more coastal floods. Climate is changing and we are seeing the consequences.