The Only 10 Year Challenge You Should Actually Care About [Photos]


By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

If you’ve been using the internet at all in recent weeks, you likely saw a number of friends participating in the #10YearChallenge. The trend requires one to post two photos of themselves side by side: one from 2009, and the other from 2019. Among other things, the “challenge” has been mocked for being narcissistic, ageist, and even a bit sexist. But now, the hashtag is being used to draw awareness to a more pressing concern: climate change. 

The shift occurred when football player Mesut Ozil compared what appears to be a large iceberg on the left with a melted iceberg on the right. As the BBC reports, the meme isn’t entirely accurate. However, there is no denying that melting glaciers and ice sheets continues to be an issue.

According to Nasa, approximately 127 gigatonnes of ice mass is lost every year in Antarctica. Meanwhile, Greenland loses 286 gigatonnes annually. Furthermore, thanks to humanity’s disregard for the environment, the oceans are being emptied of fish and filled with plastic pollution. The list goes on and on…

It is past time the general public care about climate change. According to scientists, we have nearly reached a “tipping point” at which it will be impossible to reverse the effects of global warming. It is for this reason that the only #10YearChallenge you should care about should involve planet Earth, and what you can do to help her.


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Check out this video to see how things are changing: 

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