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Statistics, statistics, statistics…  Here we have collected the numbers that show the stark reality of climate change.

There is both good news and bad news here, but knowledge is power – and that is definitely a positive thing…

5.5 billion

… tons of CO2 could be removed from the atmosphere annually through soil restoration

10%

… of US electricity will come from coal within five years

2.5 billion

… tons of CO2 emissions could be cut as demand for fossil fuel nosedives in 2020

269

… UK planning applications for new wind, solar and bioenergy projects were submitted in 2019

4,000

… is the number of trees being planted every day by just one government-hired forester

2.2mm

… is the global sea level rise caused by Greenland’s melting ice in 2019

50%

… of the world’s beaches may be lost by the end of this century

1 million

… varieties of seed are now being stored in the Arctic seed vault

7%

… is the amount by which Australia’s energy prices will drop as renewables become cheaper

85%

… of the world’s wine regions are threatened by climate change

2100

… will be the year of extinction for the world’s coral reefs, scientists warn