Climate Change And Global Warming

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A lot of attention has been focused on the impacts of climate change and global warming on forests, farms, freshwater sources and the economy. But what has climate change and global warming done to the ocean and the creatures that live in the ocean? Earth 's oceans have been contaminated with pollution and global warming/climate change. "When Earth formed about 4.5 billion years ago there were no oceans. Since then, as surface water has accumulated, the filling ocean basins have been the reaction chamber for the development of life on Earth and have played a fundamental role in the ongoing evolution of the planet 's climate(Brierly et al)." The effects of climate change and global warming on marine life can be seen through ocean acidification, fish migration, and the impacts on US fish industry.

Climate change and global warming are two of the most serious environmental challenges to face Earth. Global warming is the constant heating of Earth 's surface, including oceans and atmosphere. Climate change is both the heating and cooling of Earth. Scientists have documented the rise in average temperatures worldwide since the late 1800s. "Earth 's average temperature has risen by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the past century, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Temperatures are projected to rise another 2 to 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 100 years(Bradford)." Increasing global temperatures are expected to disrupt ecosystems, pushing animals to…

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