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From microplastics in your blood to sea level rise, a few things to know about our changing climate

For this Earth Day, we present a short guide to our changing climate both here in Florida and across the world, and what you can do to help.

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Published: 11:12 PM EDT April 19, 2022
Updated: 5:41 PM EDT April 27, 2022

Earth Day is Friday. 

For more than 50 years, people across the globe have spent the day demonstrating their support for protecting our shared environment. But, even after the festivities are done, our planet will continue its normal trajectory around the sun and the realities of climate change will continue to become more apparent.

Some of what that means, scientists predict, are rising sea levels, stronger and more frequent severe weather, and large wildfires becoming a yearly tradition. The consequences of all of this are not fully known, but what is, is that we can expect to see life on our planet change with the climate.

So, consider this a guide to some of the things you need to know about our changing climate both here in Florida and across the world, and what you can do to help.