The Telltale Signs of Climate Change on 6 Continents

By: By Terrell Johnson
Published: October 24, 2013


A helicopter carries sandbags to a breach in a dike along the river Elbe in Fischbeck, Germany, on June 10.

The impact of climate change may often be described as far off in the future, but many places around the world already are dealing with its effects in real-time today.

From historic weather events like last year's Superstorm Sandy to the dramatic floods that plagued central Colorado earlier this summer and the massive wildfires now sweeping through parts of Australia, the signs of the Earth's changing climate – events many climate scientists have warned could come to pass – are becoming clearer.

The Climate Reality Project, a recently-launched effort devoted to "unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis," as its website describes, released the following videos that tell the story of how climate change is forever altering some of the world's most cherished places, cultures, and communities.

Explore the effects climate change is leaving behind in each video below:

North America


South America and the Caribbean











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