Many previous answers here; some in the links.
Where to begin?
From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent publication:
“For the global average, warming in the last century has occurred in two phases, from the 1910s to the 1940s (0.35°C), and more strongly from the 1970s to the present (0.55°C). An increasing rate of warming has taken place over the last 25 years, and 11 of the 12 warmest years on record have occurred in the past 12 years.”
“Further, there has been an almost worldwide reduction in glacial mass and extent in the 20th century; melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet has recently become apparent; snow cover has decreased in many Northern Hemisphere regions; sea ice thickness and extent have decreased in the Arctic in all seasons, most dramatically in spring and summer; the oceans are warming; and sea level is rising due to thermal expansion of the oceans and melting of land ice.”
“The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.”
“Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is nearly double that of the last century.”
“The oceans have absorbed much of this increased heat, with the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969.”
“Data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006, while Antarctica lost about 152 cubic kilometers (36 cubic miles) of ice between 2002 and 2005.”
“Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades.”
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.”
Some scientific evidence that can be understood by someone who may not necessarily be scientific are the polar ice caps. Imagery from the 1970s into today have some surprising results. The shrinking of the ice caps at its current rate will leave the arctic ocean completely free of summer ice around 2030 and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) estimates its depletion at 2050. This can be due to the warmer waters of the central part of the globe reaching to the poles and as the ice dissipates, less sunlight is reflected into space, therefore further fueling the temperature rise with is global climate change.
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