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These Climate Change Photos From The Last 100 Years Will Shock You

The effects of global warming are significant.

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Christian Åslund is a Swedish photographer who compared his recent photographs with ones taken in the early 20th century. As a result, climate change is showcased in a shocking way.

Christian Åslund / @christianaslund / Via Norwegian Polar Institute

The top images represent what the Arctic looked like roughly one hundred years ago, whereas Christian's were shot in 2002.

Christian Åslund / @christianaslund / Via Norwegian Polar Institute

On Instagram, Åslund wrote, "The glacier Blomstrandbreen on Svalbard in the high Arctic has retreated nearly 2 km since 1928, with an accelerated rate of 35 meters lost per year since 1960 and even higher in the past decade."

Christian Åslund / @christianaslund / Via Norwegian Polar Institute

"The top of the world is melting. Record levels for minimum sea ice in the Arctic has been recorded," Åslund said on Instagram.

Christian Åslund / @christianaslund / Via Norwegian Polar Institute

"This year is the lowest ever since the measurements started and the rising air temperatures are heating up the glaciers to melt even more."

Christian Åslund / @christianaslund / Via Norwegian Polar Institute

This photo series was part of National Geographic's The People v. Climate Change, and you can learn more here.

Christian Åslund / @christianaslund / Via Norwegian Polar Institute

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