science Things That Will Actually Make You Care About Climate Change  

Logan Rapp
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List Rules Vote up the consequences of climate change that you actually care about.

Fully grasping the scope of the effects of climate change can be tricky. They are frequently put in general terms and are so global that it's hard to truly understand them on a small scale. Sure ice is melting somewhere out there and things are broadly ~happening~, but how will climate change affect you on a personal level? This list brings global warming and climate change right to your door and details the things that might actually make you care, albeit for selfish reasons.

The consequences of climate change are varied - whether your favorite food is disappearing, or your flights are getting longer, the effects of global warming can create actual problems for you on a day to day basis - something that might grab your attention a bit more than the broader effects might. For instance, are you ready for a lizard uprising while cute baby bunnies vanish? What about declining quality in maple syrup and cognac?

Take a look at the consequences of global warming below, and vote up the selfish reasons to stop global warming that will finally get you to take up the cause.
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There Might Be Fewer Awesome Penguins


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Penguins are awesome. Few people would disagree with that statement. The problem? Warming global temperatures are making it much more difficult for penguins to mate.
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Ticks and Fleas Will Be More Pervasive


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In adapting to climate change, ticks and fleas are getting smaller, but they're also getting more numerous, meaning they have many more chances to affect your pet's health, whether from Lyme disease, heartworm, something even more insidious.
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Your Sex Drive Might Decrease


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To simplify: When it's hotter, people have a tendency to not want to heat up next to another warm body. The results will be seen in lowered birth rates, which means when it's time for retirees to cash in on Social Security, there'll be way fewer people to pay into it.
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Droughts Will Become More Prevalent


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The drought that has plagued California is only the beginning. As temperatures rise, other states will start seeing more consistent drought conditions as well. Not to mention worldwide, where droughts are already affecting populations.
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