So, what does this mean for us?:
Of the 17 hottest years on record, 16 have now occurred since 2000. Global warming can intensify weather patterns, like el Niño, and this can be damaging. The increase of carbon dioxide emissions is directly related to human activities, and the burning of fossil fuels. Global warming leads to rising sea levels due to the melting of ice caps, this only isn't harmful for animals that live in these regions, but also for costal communities, because it can lead to increased flooding during storms, which have become more frequent and stronger due to climate change.
Learn more about global warming, and the greenhouse effect and its affects here: