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Viral '10 Year Challenge' Put To Some Really Good Use

Written By Tanmay Patange | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Most people were mostly keen on checking out how they have changed over the years or in most cases how they still look the same even after a decade
  • What started on Facebook caught on instantly across social media, and it almost instantly took different forms

Some environmentalists have put the viral #10YearChallenge to some good use amid people bombarding our social media feeds by comparing the latest pictures of themselves with the ones taken 10 years ago. What started on Facebook caught on instantly across social media, and it almost instantly took different forms.

Most people were mostly keen on checking out how they have changed over the years or in most cases how they still look the same even after a decade. But there were many who took on the #10YearChallenge and gave it a whole new meaning. Some nature loving people quickly acted on the viral trend to remind everyone how our planet has changed in the last 10 years and in this case, sadly, no two images looked the same.

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The year 2019 already shares a piece of bad news about The World Ocean. Although last year was the ocean's warmest one on record, according to scientists, oceans are heating up 40 per cent faster than previously assumed. If that wasn't enough, as per the research, the Antarctic Ice Sheet is vanishing nearly six times faster than it used to be during the 1980s. With that in mind, some environmental scientists have come up with the idea of Earth's own "10-year challenge."

Glaciers have been impacted the most in the last 10 years, leaving visually tense effects of a rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system. That's essentially what scientists call "Global warming." As a result, these climatic #10YearChallenege comparisons are mostly about the melting glaciers. Melting glaciers are not a good sign since they have abilities to cause rapid sea-level rise around the world. If that happens, for example, the sea level in South Florida could rise by 10 to 30 feet by 2100. See for yourself:

 

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