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Let Bill Nye explain climate change to you using emojis

"It's the rate that we're changing things that's causing all this trouble"


Joanna Rothkopf
June 23, 2015 10:35PM (UTC)

If you are a Salon reader that still doesn't understand why or how climate change is a real thing, maybe a new video from Bill Nye and Mashable will help you wrap your mind around the concept.

In the video, Nye explains that the recent population boom and technological innovation has resulted in an extreme strain on our resources.

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"Back in 1750 when James Watt created the first workable steam engine there were about 250 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the world's atmosphere," Nye explains. "Carbon dioxide is good! It holds in heat, it keeps our earth toasty and warm for us humans. But now, there are over 400 parts per million. It's the speed, it's the rate that we're changing things that's causing all this trouble. Climate is changing and it's because you and I are living here!"

Watch the full video below:

 

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