In these next couple paragraphs I am going to tell you how Global Warming affects Sea Levels, Coral Reefs, and Tropical Rain Forest. The Sea levels have been rising majorly. The Coral Reefs have been decreasing. The Amazon Rain Forest have been having droughts.
Global warming will have wide spread impacts on health, economics, politics, and the environment. A warmer climate will actually increase crop yields and open more land to farming in upper latitude countries like U.S., Canada, and Russia, but for the poor countries of equatorial Africa, Asia, and South America, crop yields will most likely decline. That is because many crops currently grown there will not be able to tolerate the additional heat. In addition, these countries are also burdened with the highest rates of population growth on the planet. So, there will be less food in exactly the places where food supplies are needed most. Changing sea levels and precipitation patterns could also affect health. Ironically, as the sea levels rise, the water many people depend on for drinking and sanitation may become scarce or of poorer quality. Rising sea water levels would send salty water farther up rivers.
Climate change can be seen through the effects on our oceans. The planet is warming and an increase in global temperatures causes ice to melt. Unfortunately, this cycle is becoming problematic as it warms the planet’s temperatures. According to NASA, “Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is
What are some of the long term effects of global warming. Global warming -- and climate change -- have long-term and short-term impacts on our environment. Caused by air pollutants such as carbon dioxide and methane, global warming is the gradual increase of air temperature across the globe. The rise in air temperatures can lead to higher extinction rates, increased risk of disease and political repercussions, such as wars over available resources. Understanding the possible short-term and long-term effects can help humans better prepare for the consequences of global warming.
While thermal expansion is difficult to observe on a small scale, such as a glass of water, it can have a significant impact on a massive volume of water such as the combined oceans of the world. Melting land ice, the other major factor in the sea-level rise, is a more straightforward issue. As global temperature increases, land-based glaciers and ice will melt sooner and accumulate later. Naturally, this runoff will lead to an increase in the total amount of water in the ocean.
Global warming causes the water level to rise which causes more of a problem. It can cause fresh water to be contaminated with salt changing the ecosystem completely.
Another effect of global warming is evaporating seawater. The temperature rise is forecasted to rise approximately 2.5 to 10 degrees in the next century (Jackson, #5). Since this heat is also warming the surface water of the ocean to above average temperatures, the water is slowly evaporating. Though this may sound like a good thing because sea levels are rising way too high, this is the leading factor of extreme power of hurricanes. As seawater evaporates, the water vapors that are now trapped in the air promote the longevity and size of
Our Declining Oceans Our oceans have Declined drastically because of human related factors. Overfishing has caused several species to become endangered, almost to the point of extinction. The continuous fishing of certain species drastically reduces populations and affects more than just the hunted fish. The use of destructive fishing practices has
The Dangers of Carbon Dioxide Thesis: As the environment encounters damage from increasing levels of carbon dioxide, actions on both governmental and individual levels need to be implemented in order to protect the welfare of future life. Introduction In an era of rising technology and increasing population, demands on the environment are continually
The effects of Global Warming Global Warming has a huge affect on our daily lives and on animals. We lose a bunch of natural resources, especially fresh-water, because it melts into the salty oceans; however, attempts have been made including the slowing down of global warming by stopping the usage of fossil fuels; whether the attempts have been successful or not. The earth’s temperature is slowly increasing which is a massive long term factor on inhabitants all over the world. The Amazon Rainforest has also experienced many problems due to deforestation and the water circulation throughout all of the plants and trees. Global Warming is exponentially increasing causing the rapid melting of glaciers, which leads to ocean currents changing and
This happens because of the gases emitted into Earth’s atmosphere keeping too much heat inside of Earth. Global temperature rise impacts climate because as the temperature continues to rise, it is causing extreme events to occur, because they feed off of heat. Droughts are being seen more frequently because of global temperature rise. Currently major droughts are occurring in the U.S. every 20 years, but if the temperature continues to rise as it is projected, these major droughts will happen every 2 to 3 years. This is concerning, because if more gases are continuing to be emitted globally, the “blanket” that these gases (such as Carbon dioxide) form will continue to trap more and more heat as time goes on, and it will make the global temperature much greater in the future, and then more extreme events will continue to form. Extreme events are happening more frequently than they ever have before. The U.S. has experienced increasing numbers of intense rainfall each year, and hurricanes are starting to reach level 5 each hurricane
(Ocean Currents) Right now oceans are being affected by global warming, and not in a good way. “Global warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants.”(Google Dictionary) Some of the many things are being affected in the ocean. Like the “sea levels, coastlines, ocean acidification, sea water, sea temperatures, tides, the sea floor, the weather, and ocean currents.” (Wikipedia) Over the past century it has been seen that sea levels have risen by a lot because of global warming and that has contributed to the temperature increases of the ocean. The ocean has started to get warmer and warmer. Studies have shown that global warming might be changing the direction of the Atlantic Ocean currents and that can disturb sea life and land. As warmer water is coming onto cold water places in the ocean, the warm water is pushing the cold water way.
As the Earth’s surface temperature continues to rise, the ocean water temperature rises as well, creating many adverse effects on the ocean and continents. The temperature of the top layer of the ocean is currently rising at a rate of 0.2° F per decade, while this might seem insignificant,
The Effects of Global Warming On Coral Reefs Graphs Missing Introduction: The effects of global warming touch every human, animal, plant, ocean, landmass, and atmosphere level on this planet. The numerous effects of global warming are mixes of "good" and "bad" results, depending on how your definition of "good" results and "bad" results are. A "good" effect, a person could say, would be for regions with normally cold temperatures to receive warmer temperatures for their normal. Yet, there are more "bad" effects that seem to out weight the "good" effects. Some of the effects would include increases of flooding, severe storm systems, and rising sea-levels. One major consequence would be an increase of temperature globally. This would
Global Warming Global warming is an increase in the temperature of the earth's weather. Global warming is also known as the green house effect. Global warming is a very serious world issue. Most humans are trying to do as much as they can to help stop global warming. Global warming has caused many problems to the earth in addition to the humans that live here on the earth. A problem caused by global warming is very hot summers. Some summers have had days that the temperature had reached 30*C. Another Problem that global warming has caused is the melting of polar ice caps. Global warming caused the polar ice caps to melt which will cause the ice to break free as well as melt in the sea, sea levels all over the world will rise. Lastly,