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8 Amazing Facts About Climate Change | Watches From Natural Materials

8 Climate Change Facts You Need to Know

 

Sixty three thousand garbage trucks. That’s how much it would take to haul away just one day’s trash in America. The average American throws away 4.4 pounds of trash every day of their lives, and while that may not sound like much… it adds up—to 728,000 pounds of trash a day, to be exact. That’s why when we retire a watch, we do everything we can to make sure it never sees a landfill. And actually, we love the fact that we can pass steep savings onto you at the same time. But real quick, let’s talk about WHY it’s so important to conserve… with 8 facts about climate change that you need to know.

 

8 Amazing Facts About Climate Change

 

  1. If everyone lived the way people in the United States live, it would take five earths to provide all the necessary resources.

  2. Deforestation causes about 11% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.

  3. Shen Kuo (1031–1095), a scientist from the Song Dynasty, noticed fossilized bamboo in a region without the plant. He hypothesized that climate, which had been considered as static, could change.

  4. The amount of spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased over the past 50 years, and snow is melting earlier.

  5. Robert Fitzroy (1805–1865) was the captain on Charles Darwin's HMS Beagle in the 1830s. He created the first daily weather predictions, to which he gave the name "forecasts."

  6. The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with measurements going back to 1895.

  7. Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) was one of the first Western composers to draw direct inspiration from weather and weather changes.

  8. In the last century, sea levels rose about 8 inches. In the last two decades, the rate has been nearly double that of the last century and continues to accelerate.

 

Save the Planet One Piece at a Time

 

Every piece of trash counts—that’s why we’re working hard to make sure we send as little to the landfill as possible. Now’s the perfect time to find an amazing deal on a retiring watch, and start saving the planet in every way we can!

 

 

 

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