We hear a lot about climate change these days, from scientists and politicians and the kids trying to change things for the better. That said, it can seem a bit of a big concept to grasp sometimes, especially when none of the effects can be easily seen from our front doors.

There are arguments about what’s going to happen and when, what climate change actually looks like in action, and whether or not we can even stop what we’ve already set into motion at all. If we live in a temperate climate, there’s a good chance most of these effects don’t look like increased heat and ice melt, and so it’s easy for people to dismiss it as an issue, or claim to not believe it’s happening just because it’s not happening to them.

These 6 before-and-after images, though, are stark enough that they might just bring it all home.

6. The Great Barrier Reef.

What have we done, indeed.

The fall of the great berrier reef is so over looked it’s not even funny, what have we come too in the last 5 years from interestingasfuck

5. The Arctic, 100 years different.

You could barely see those mountains before.

The Arctic 103 years ago compared to today. from Damnthatsinteresting

4. Okpilak Glacier, Alaska.

It’s almost all gone.

Image Credit: US Geological Survey

3. Muir Glacier, Alaska.

You could barely see that this was a beach, before.

Image Credit: US Geological Survey

2. Bushfires in Australia.

These pictures were taken all of 4 weeks apart.

Australia – These two photos were taken in the same place 4 weeks apart. from interestingasfuck

1. The effects of quarantine in Manila, Philippines.

At least something good has come out of this.

Manila before and after quarantine: from pics

 

Just scrolling through these pictures makes my stomach hurt, y’all.

What do these images make you feel? Let it all out in our comments.

And make sure to buy an electric car if you can?

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