Global warming is a hotly debated topic around the world, as many people are still not convinced Earth’s climate is being affected by human activity. Business Insider has put up a collection of 17 gorgeous pictures that tell an infuriatingly sad story: global warming is affecting our lives in various subtle and not-so-subtle ways.

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“Glaciers around the world are losing ice at unprecedented rates thanks to rising global temperatures. Here, the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina experiences an unexpected rupture,” the publication explains, showing an amazing picture of a melting glacier (first image below).

Melting ice also affects local ecosystems, with polar bears having to eat their own cubs as their hunting grounds melt away (second image below).

Equally impressive is the image of a partially frozen Niagara Falls (above), as photographed last year.

“[M]any climate change effects are less obvious. Last winter, for instance, the swirling air above the Arctic, known as the ‘polar vortex,’ became unstable and sent unusually icy weather streaming through Canada and the United States, causing scenes like this one at Niagara Falls. Some experts believe climate-related changes in the Arctic, like melting sea ice, can disrupt the polar vortex’s stability,” Business Insider writes.

Some of these impressive photos follow below, with the full gallery available over at Business Insider — see source link.

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