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Tailings from a large mound have washed downstream, then dried, from mining operations in Red Mountain, Calif., are seen, Jan. 18, 2008. In the century since prospectors abandoned the mountains of tailings near beside this old desert mining camp, winds have carried away more than just handfuls of California history. Soil samples have revealed arsenic levels thousands of times higher than what is considered acceptable. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

5 facts you may not know about global climate change


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Here are five interesting facts about our changing climate:


NASA just reported that the period from January to June of 2016 was the hottest six-month period on record. Our earth is 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit (1.3 Celsius) hotter than the late 1800s, when record keeping began, according to NASA.

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According to NASA, five of the past six months have broken the record for the lowest Arctic sea ice levels since record keeping began in 1979.


According to National Geographic, the Arctic sea ice has shrunk by about 40 percent.

In this photo taken Friday, May 14, 2010, fisherman Tosharaf Ali stands on an embankment at Gabura, an area affected by last year's cyclone Aila in Satkhira, about 175 kilometers (110 miles) southwest of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. The destruction of 430 miles (700 kilometers) of coastline by cyclones has left an estimated 100,000 people stranded, unable to return to their flooded homes and fields. Ali has not been able to return to his home in Chakbara, background, because it is still under water. (AP Photo/ Pavel Rahman)


NASA has recorded that the Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL) has risen by 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters).

An house stands on the edge of an eroding cliff with the Pacifica Pier in the background Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Pacifica, Calif. The city manager of Pacifica has declared a local emergency after strong waves caused by El Nino storms ate away part of a sea wall in the coastal community, damaging the municipal pier and threatening several homes. Mayor Sue Digre says the ferocious waves in recent weeks have been relentless and longer from north to south than any she's seen during her 25 years of living in Pacifica. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


The World Bank estimates sea-level rise will cost coast cities 1 trillion dollars to adapt.

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