Effects of Climate Change Essay

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Can you imagine a world without the state of Florida? Having a giant hole in Australia? Asian Islands vanished under water? While many people have doubts about the underwater city of Atlantis, we are looking at a world where underwater cities will no longer be objects of wonder and fantasy. The map above is an estimate of what the world will look like if the ice caps melt and sea levels rise the projected 216 feet. As one can see, entire cities will be wiped off the map. While Wisconsin will not become flooded as a direct result of this catastrophe, one should not be naive to think that Wisconsinites, along with everyone else in the world, will not be directly affected by this global melting. In fact, Wisconsin’s outlook may be just as …show more content…
Can you imagine a world without the state of Florida? Having a giant hole in Australia? Asian Islands vanished under water? While many people have doubts about the underwater city of Atlantis, we are looking at a world where underwater cities will no longer be objects of wonder and fantasy. The map above is an estimate of what the world will look like if the ice caps melt and sea levels rise the projected 216 feet. As one can see, entire cities will be wiped off the map. While Wisconsin will not become flooded as a direct result of this catastrophe, one should not be naive to think that Wisconsinites, along with everyone else in the world, will not be directly affected by this global melting. In fact, Wisconsin’s outlook may be just as grim when looking at the dynamic changes in population, one of the prime repercussions of global climate change. 11.7 million immigrants are currently living in the United States illegally. Wisconsin is the home to 100,000 of these unauthorized aliens. 65,000 jobs have been taken away from tax-paying citizens, as illegal migrants make up 2% of Wisconsin’s workforce. As far as the tax-paying citizens are concerned? Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers over $100 billion each year. A combination of free health and housing programs and a lack of income tax payments are the main components of this bill. If the ice caps melt, thousands of people will be displaced from their homes and will then need to find new places to live. Wisconsin, as well
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