Click on link for many more: http://climate.nasa.gov/state_of_flux
This series of visualizations shows how some of Earth's key climate indicators are changing over time.
Detailed information can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/criteria-air-pollutants
Watching the Earth breathe... Measuring carbon dioxide from space. http://oco.jpl.nasa.gov
The total volume of water on Earth is about 1.4 billion km3. The volume of freshwater resources is around 35 million km3, or about 2.5 percent of the total volume. Of these freshwater resources, about 24 million km3 or 70 percent is in the form of ice and permanent snow cover in mountainous regions, the Antarctic and Arctic regions.
For chocolate lovers, there is simply no substitute, and if cocoa beans could be cultivated anywhere, cocoa (Theobroma cacao) trees might outnumber apple trees in American yards. They would certainly outnumber any plants that produced vegetables.
Unfortunately, cacao trees don't thrive in the temperate climate of the continental United States. Chocolate grows best in the places where it would quickly melt in your hands. Over the next several decades, those places may grow warmer, drier, and less suitable to cacao cultivation. But with planning and adaptation, cacao farmers can keep producing our favorite treat.
Full article: https://www.climate.gov/news-features/climate-and/climate-chocolate
Strawberries dipped in chocolate. Photo by Flickr user kristina.