One of the best ways to understand the effects of global warming is to see it visually. Thankfully Google Earth can do this for us. Via UpWorthy:
Earth Day: Time to Stop the Madness
At this point, there seems to be little need to repeat the alarming data we have on climate change and the colossal destruction of the planet's eco systems. Week after week, new data comes in with grimmer and grimmer news about the state of planet earth and our future on it, but to little avail. So what the hell can we do?