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Kyrgyzstan|life|January 18, 2019 / 01:34 PM
People using viral '10-year challenge' as a warning about what's happening to our planet

AKIPRESS.COM - Not only did 2018 turn out to be the oceans' warmest year on record, but scientists realized that oceans are also heating up 40% faster than they'd previously thought. What's more, research has revealed that the Antarctic Ice Sheet is melting nearly six times faster than it was in 1980s.

So when a viral photo challenge emerged in which users juxtapose pictures of themselves from 2009 and today, some environmentalists seized on the opportunity to highlight Earth's own "10-year challenge," Independent reports.

Sites like Reddit and Instagram are exploding with posts that call for greater public awareness about the impacts of climate change. While the original challenge is meant to provide a visual representation of the way someone has matured or changed, the climate-change versions convey a more serious message: this is the 10-year challenge we need to start focusing on.

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This is the truth about the #10YearChallenge. This is the Arctic 100 years ago vs Today. . . . #10yearschallenge #worldismelting #climatechange #greenpeace #nature #beauty #iceberg #peopelvsoil #environment #photo #photography

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