The Effects Of Global Warming On The Ocean Temperature

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Indicators:
Ocean temperature
Since 1970 the ocean temperature has been increasing at an unprecedented rate, this is indicating accelerated climate change as the water is heating along with the globe.
Sea level
The glaciers in Greenland and the arctic are melting due to the rising temperature causing the water level to rise.
Ice surface area
The ice surface across the globe is receding at an alarming rate year after year, as the water and globe warm the ice is not able to stay frozen.
Increased droughts
Over the period from 2000 through 2013, roughly 20 to 70 percent of the U.S. land area experienced conditions that were at least abnormally dry at any given time.
Extreme climate events
On average, total annual precipitation has increased over land areas in the United States and worldwide.

Positives:
Global warming is causing a decrease in total ice surface area, meaning that ships can pass through areas previously not possible to travel through. Such as the NorthWest Passage through Canada’s frozen north which will become available for sea transportation. Its existence could mean larger ships, particularly oil tankers too big for the Panama Canal, which have to go around the southern tip of South America, would have a shorter trip between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at their disposal, thus increasing efficiency and lowering costs of water transport throughout the world.

As more countries and people become aware of global warming they turn to alternative energy sources
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