The Effects Of Global Warming On The World

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Global warming has become a major issue in the world today. Not only are humans being affected, but many species and organisms are as well. Naturally, the Earth experiences heating and cooling cycles, and has over time. The ice age is a great example of a cooling cycle that was rather extreme. Since the industrial revolution, the amount of greenhouse gases has increased and built up in the atmosphere over time (Weart, 2015). The climate changes are being caused by the heat that is trapped in the atmosphere. Global warming is defined as, “the increase in the Earth’s average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect” (dictionary.com, 2015). Drastic changes are occurring in the Arctic everyday. The future of the Arctic and the depletion of the ozone layer seem to be the most popular today.. According to Weeks (2013), “new records have been set for low snow cover, smaller sea ice coverage more extensive melting, for a longer duration, of Greenland’s ice sheets. and higher temperatures in permafrost” (para 2). Although the melting of the ice allows connection to the region’s oil, gas, and minerals, the Arctic glaciers continue to melt as an increasingly large rate. This could destroy many ecosystems and habitats, that are already fragile and under a lot of pressure. Many things are consequences of climate change, from heat-related death and illnesses, rising seas, increased storm intensity, and a numerous
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