With the country still reeling from the tremendous damage caused by super typhoon Yolanda, the issue of climate change once again takes center stage.

Experts appointed by the US National Research Council recently convened to discuss issues brought about by global warming, reports The New York Times.

According to their findings, worst-case scenarios, such as those seen in disaster movies, were classified as highly unlikely in the next century. However, researchers warn that many incidents, including the collapse of ice in polar seas, could one day cause the extinction of several plant and animal species.

“The reality is that the climate is changing,” says James W. C. White of the University of Colorado. “It's going to continue to happen, and it's going to be part of everyday life for centuries to come—perhaps longer than that.”

Doing something about it now may help make things better for our future. Instead of bringing a car to work or taking the bus, be a green commuter and walk or bike. Lessen and segregate your garbage and learn how to recycle. Get involved and support environmental causes, so you can educate others on how to avert the effects of global warming.

(Photo by DFID - UK Department for International Development via Flickr Creative Commons)

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