Due to the immense anthropogenic release of green house carbon emissions into the atmosphere, there has been and will be major detrimental effects on human resources and the ecosystem. For example, by the middle of the 21stcentury, River runoff will increase by 40% in northern latitudes and also in a few tropical areas, while in dry regions it will decrease by 30%. Some of these tropical areas have already reported and are experiencing water droughts that will only get worse (Gillman 2008). In addition, if temperatures continue to increase to 1.8-5.4 degrees, food productivity and resources will be affected. When the temperatures reach the lower latitudes of what is predicted, there will be a slight increase in food productivity for a little while. However, when the temperatures reach the higher end of the latitudes, food productivity will
For over a hundred years, scientists have been carefully gathering and verifying data on the earth's temperature. The latest data reveals some striking trends:All 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred in the last 15 years The 1990's have already been warmer than the 1980's- the warmest decade on record The global average surface temperature has risen 0.5 degrees (site source)For the first time ever, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the authoritative international body charged with studying this issue, concluded that the observed increase in global average temperature over the last century "is
After the industrial revolution, humans built planes, faster cars, developed exceptional technology, and learned how to use natural resources to our benefit. However, we have increased our consumption of the natural resources and released a lot of greenhouse gases during the process. Releasing a large quantity of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is awful since greenhouse gases trap heat that is radiated from the sun, which warms our planet to the point where we can feel the effects. If the temperatures of the planet rise up more than it already has, in a few years that ice in the poles would be melted. According to the video, “Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye | National Geographic”, it states that climate change increased the temperature of the ocean by more than .3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969. If this keeps up many oceanic animals will be harmed like polar bears, walruses, seals, and much more. Also, the oceans will be seriously affected since the ice will be melting into it causing the sea levels to rise about 70 meters. Billions of people rely on the ocean for many things such as protein, oxygen it provides, how the winds and currents
the dry temperatures it's impossible to grow crops.Now that the temperature is high enough wildfires are becoming much more common. During a trip to Mexico incidents of wildfires in various parts of the country were occurring burning the grasslands because of the high temperature on earth. Majors of wildfire are now increasing and evidence have been found. (The steady below shows the steady increase in major wildfires in North and South America over the last fifty years, decade by decade).
The staggering amount of damage by global warming and climate change this year was only a fraction of what global warming and climate change are capable of. Many research conducted all over the world points towards correlations between global warming and increasing tropical storms, and if global warming and climate change aren’t handled correctly they could lead to mortifying effects for the future of the US. Food production is an important part of a functioning society but unfortunately global warming and climate change interrupts it in the
In the future global warming is expected to have a warmer atmosphere. This will begin to lead to acidic oceans within high sea levels. The future is up to us and what we do to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions. The more we emit the larger future changes will be. Global average temperature is expected to warm at least twice as much in the next 100 years as it has during the last 100 years. An increase in the temperature and an increase in average temperatures worldwide implies more frequent and intense extreme heat events or heat waves. Global warming has already had observable effects on the environments glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers, and lakes is breaking up earlier plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. We can prevent global warming in the future by saving gas, as well as the release of emissions, by walking more. Remember, by saving a gallon of gas you can help keep 20 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere. Eat greens, how much of the food in your grocery store is imported from across the world? Transportation is a major contributor of greenhouse gases. Eating locally grown food to reduce transportation emissions. Use less hot water: Simple social fixes like setting your water heater at 120 degrees, using low flow shower heads, washing your clothes in cold water or using the energy saving setting on your dishwasher can go a long
Climate change is affecting humans every day, and yet most of us have found that every region of the globe is affected in some way or another. For us here in San Diego, California, in the Western Hemisphere, on the west coast, United States, North America, that impact is felt mostly with rising sea temperatures and rising sea levels. There are noticeable predictions that by 2050, rising sea levels here will rise as stated: “"At least a 16 inch sea level rise is expected in San Diego, Ca by 2050, with a projected rise of 50% by the turn of the century."
Kevin Judd, who writes for a website called Skeptical Science, states that the earth’s temperature is expected to increase by three degrees over the next fifty to one hundred years. He explains that this increase in temperature will result in an increase in extreme weather, such as hurricanes. Humanity is
There is speculation that climate change may have also have contributed to the storms intensity. Global warming may have made Sandy wetter and stronger. Hurricanes and tropical storms are fueled by warm water evaporating into the air. Records indicate that ocean surface temperatures are up 0.9 degrees
Council Bill 20-409 establishes adequacy by addressing the social concern of marijuana possession in small amounts for personal use. Prior to the bill, individuals were charged with a criminal offense which remains on their permanent record. Having said violation on a permanent record potentially has negative effects on employment status and housing options. The bill, which decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana now provides for individuals caught in possession the opportunity for a self-sufficient life.
Scientists are not sure that climate change directly affects the extremity of weather, but it is clear it helps the impacts. Andrew Freedman is a senior science writer for Climate Central, an independent research organization. He studies climate change. Hurricane Sandy clashed with the east coast in 2012. Three factors that could have effected it: sea level rise, non regular warm sea surface temperatures, and unusual weather pattern. Natural causes still predominately are main forces for situations like these. Global warming has increased the severity. Hurricane Sandy starts questions about Climate change impacting storms and weather patterns, and how vulnerable the east coast is. This is credible because it was written by an independent research
The oceans have been recorded to be rising in surface temperature, which in turn is causing fish to migrate to colder oceans near the poles; this disruption fisheries and other animals who prey on fish. The rise in temperature also can control currents, which caused a 40% increase in tropical storms since the 1950’s. The rise in temperature in our atmosphere has also caused for the melting of the ice caps, which has raised the sea levels almost 6.7 inches in the last century, with some locations on the eastern parts of Canada reading increases as high as 8 inches. These readings are more than double what they were in the previous century. The acidity of oceans is also increasing due to the increase of CO2 in the air. This is doing many things to different ecosystems such as coral reefs. The Great Coral Reef in Australia has lost half of its’ coral over the last 27 years alone. The rise in temperature and carbon dioxide causes the coral to bleach, which makes it weak and allows it to be destroyed very easily by any storms, or other predators. The rise in carbon emissions not only affects land life, but is also destroying our oceans as
The question still remains, how does climate change actually affect these hurricanes? Global warming is known for causing higher ocean temperatures; It is predicted temperature would rise by 3° to 5°C (34° to 41° Fahrenheit) by the year 2100. Respectively, the number of hurricanes may also flourish expeditiously since hurricanes are formed when there is warm bodies of water. With the increase in temperature, ice would likewise melt worldwide from sources such as: mountain glaciers, polar ice caps, ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland, and the Arctic sea ice. In fact, scientists anticipate sea levels to rise by at least 25 meters (82 feet) by the year 2100. Consequently, when there is a rising sea level, it is known to cause a more
Recent events such as four extremely powerful hurricanes (Irma, Katia, Harvey, Jose) have destroyed several regions of the United States and countries by the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico from the months August to September. How did global warming factor in the extent of damage done by the tropical cyclones? Therefore, the increasing temperature is causing hurricanes to hold more water, rain heavier, and have more water to hold from the rising sea levels. Consequently, this will increase the amount of damage. This change in the hurricanes has such a huge negative impact on civilizations like frequent and heavier floods, rainstorms, home and other buildings destroyed, and increasing death tolls. In addition, I believe this article answers my question by stating the aspects of hurricanes that climate change affects. It is inconceivable to
Global warming is one of the biggies topic issues in our society today, with that being said there are many misconceptions or misunderstandings of what global warming will to affect our worlds climates. Throughout this paper I plan to inform you of what Global Warming is, how Climates work to form severe weather systems that produce Hurricanes and what global warming will do to affect how hurricanes form and act. With severe weather systems such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes and typhoons, global warming will have a serious impact on millions of people across the globe, who are at risk of these violent acts of nature, and global warming will only make these events worse.