Global Warming And Human Pollution : The Side Effects Of Rising Ocean Temperatures

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Rising Ocean Temperatures
In a world dependent on technology and resources, many problems have started to arise due to all of the resources used in the process of creating our current society. For example, the resources used from just producing electricity like coal and natural gas is enough to cause severe pollution in many ways. This is because both of these are nonrenewable resources and they emit carbon dioxide when burned; one of the most common usages. All of that energy has serious waste as a side effect. Ocean temperatures rising due to global warming and human pollution rapidly melts ice caps, causes storms such as hurricanes and typhoons, and destroys aquatic ecosystems.

Since ocean temperatures are rapidly rising, ice caps cannot stand up to them and therefore are melting at a quick rate, which is not good for the ecosystem. “Heat stored in the ocean is one of the most important diagnostics for global warming because 90% of additional heat is stored there and only 2% in the atmosphere.” (Stefan 2013). This must mean that the warming ocean temperatures are affecting the ice caps because the ice can only absorb so much heat. That leads to more melted ice caps which can cause more ocean temperatures rising, as well as the loss of many homes for native animals. Since the ice caps are overheating and melting, this contributes even more to the warming temperatures of the ocean since there is now more water. “The melting sea ice will impact many arctic

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