Climate change has affected us in many ways, but it was even more influential on organisms and their community. The Earth is gradually heating and we are left to deal with the consequences. Homes are being destroyed, organisms are dying, and resources are running low. Since 1880, Our Earth’s temperature had increased by about 0.8 degrees Celsius. Climate change is affecting the Earth and scientists say that one more degree will greatly affect people from all over the world. There are many consequences of climate change and each one has a great impact on all of us, but organisms’ homes are being destroyed and thousands of species are dying out. These organisms are imperative to our world and how it functions.
Unforeseen weather that reduces soil moisture levels and increases water temperatures would affect all of the four organisms I picked. In the algae population, this species would not be able to intake enough oxygen to grow, therefore, this population would suffer. Moreover, warmer water temperature would affect the feeding behavior of the ghost shrimp, starfish, and shark population. For example, the ghost shrimp would not have enough algae plants to feed upon, therefore, they would starve, which would lead to domino effect throughout the ecosystem. In addition, all of the three species reproduction schedule would change, thus, they would not be able to reproduce as many offspring as they would in a normal environment. This would lead to less
Shifts in temperature and precipitation will be a shock to fragile ecosystems which depend on specific climatic conditions. Many species will be unable to adapt as fast as their environment changes and face sharply reduced numbers or extinction. Scientists estimate that a warming of just 2 degree will put as many as 30% of the world's species at risk of extinction. Plants and animals aren’t the only ones feeling the pressure of changing ecosystems. Many regions will face severe water shortages in a warmer world, creating the potential for conflict. It is believed that the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region is at least in part a response to water shortages resulting from global warming.
With the increase in temperature, global warming is becoming more of a threat to many plants and animals (McCarty, 2001). In the past 100 years, the temperature has increased by 0.6° C. In North America, the temperature is expected to have a gradual increase of 0.3° C to
The example given is the coral trout, a fish that is commercially important. Since the water temperature has risen higher up in the water, these trout tend to be more lethargic now; they stay lower in the water. This is crucial because all of their hunting and mating ground is higher
It has been observed through various researches that in the last century, average temperatures across the globe increased by over 1.3°F with an increase of more than two times in the Arctic. (Bates, Kundzewicz, Wu, & Palutikof, June 2008). The results of climate change can also be seen in changing precipitation patterns, increases in ocean temperatures, changes in the sea level, and acidity and melting of glaciers and sea ice (USEPA, 2014).
This report was prepared to reveal the effects of climate change on species. Climate change is a worrying issue that needs to be considered to lessen the degree of damage towards the environment. This includes phenological processes, which make species alter their characteristics to adapt to the changing environment. The species reported onto ClimateWatch could all be influenced by climate change, which can be attributed to their future endangerment or even
Climate change will not only accelerate the species extinction rate, but also bring a higher chances of survival of certain endangered species, which indicates that the impact of climate change on biodiversity is double-sided (Bellard et al. 2012).
Because the ocean is slowly warming, it has been causing damage to coral reefs (“What Climate Change Means for Guam”). The warming waters cause harm to the algae within the waters and in the ecosystem. The harm of the algae has been causing damage to the coral reefs and is leading to a high decline around the world (“What Climate Change Means for Guam”). If most of the coral reef systems were to die out, it would disrupt a lot of other animals living within these ecosystem. Hundreds of species of fish would go without a habitat, and would either be forced to move somewhere else, or just die off. Even though rising water temperatures seem like a miniscule thing, it ends up affecting millions of species, and may lead to many new endangered animals.
There are many ways in which increased levels of greenhouse gasses can affect marine life adapted to colder and warmer water, and many ways marine life can adapt to the effects of climate change whether that be beneficial in the case of phytoplankton or detrimental in the case of Adelie penguins loosing numbers in the south pole.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts a further rise of between 1.4°C and 5.8°C by the end of the century. Climate change could therefore well be the knock-out punch for many species which are already under stress from overfishing and habitat
Habitat loss is one of the most evident effects of climate change on animals. Forests, as well as deserts support many forms of life. It is the home of insects and animals like bears, and birds. If forests will be cleared out for the development of land for families, business and farming purposes, animals will loose their homes and food. Because of deforestation, many of the trees and the other plants that provide food to the herbivorous animals will get extinct at a faster speed. Droughts caused by global warming could dry up 90 percent of central U.S. wetlands, eliminating essential breeding habitat for ducks, geese and other traveling species (National Wildlife Federation). Climate change is the main reason to wildlife's survival and putting natural resources in danger. The change in temperature caused by global warming has many effects on the habitats of animals. The melting ice will cause the loss of habitat for species such as the polar bears, penguins, and seals. The arctic ice that is melting makes it difficult for polar bears to hunt. Warmer water will also cause the population of fish such as trout
From a scientific point of view, the author describes and substantiates the existence of global warming and also observes the potential effects it could result in. These include of rising sea levels, shifted climate patterns, increased threats to infectious diseases, extreme global temperatures, and coastal erosion. But ultimately, the report informs readers that the degree to which global warming affects life on Earth primarily depends on our decisions.
One of the most serious effects of global warming, as it continues to intensify, is the increase in the ocean levels. Thermal expansion of the ocean and glacial melting are likely to cause a .5 to 1.5 meter rise in the ocean level by the year 2100. As the ocean level rises and if no protection is provided, many freshwater supplies could be jeopardized. Tens and possibly hundreds of millions of