The Effects Of Climate Change On The Environment

1188 WordsFeb 6, 20175 Pages
Due to recent climate change the environment has been impacted in many ways. Climate Change is a change in global or regional climate patterns attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels (Oxford Dictionary). Scientists have studied the impacts it 's having on the environment such as temperature rising, sea level rising, and increase in natural disasters. Climate change has only affected us in the 20 years due to the increase in factories cars, and CO2 we produce. Climate change has caused many problems with the waters environment. Spikes in water temperature are causing a massive decrease in species population globally. All marine life is impacted by climate change in many…show more content…
‘Once a tropical fish species arrives in a new area, it can quickly mow down vegetation and algae and destroy the lush habitat that protects other species. For instance, parrot fish are capable of eating a lot of seagrass per individual," said marine scientist Joel Fodrie of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These types of fish are hurting these ecosystems and hurting other species. “The shrimp, crab, and other species that often spend the first year of their lives hiding from predators in the protection of the grasses disappear when their cover is gone, leaving a void for the creatures that depend on them. The loss of vegetation can completely change the community of species that live there”(Vergés). Climate change has also affected the land in every aspect from coastal communities to the farms worldwide. “Droughts in the Southwest and heat waves everywhere are projected to become more intense, and cold waves less intense everywhere. Summer temperatures are projected to continue rising, and a reduction of soil moisture, which exacerbates heat waves, is projected for much of the western and central U.S. in summer. By the end of this century, what have been once-in-20-year extreme heat days (one-day events) are projected to occur every two or three years over most of the nation”(NASA).summertime temperatures in the United States that ranked among the hottest 5% in 1950-1979 will occur at least
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