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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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Global climate change is causing ___ .

  1. a. a decrease in sea level
  2. b. glacial melting
  3. c. acid rain
  4. d. all or the above

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Mostly the human activities have the potential to not only harm individual species, but also to transform entire biomes. These activities ultimately increase the amount of pollutants in the environment. Ongoing climate change affects the ecosystems throughout the world. Most notably, the average temperatures are increasing, especially at the temperate and polar latitudes.

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Reasons for the correct statement:

Temperature changes have wide-reaching biological impacts. A rising temperature causes an increase in the sea level. Water expands as it is heated, and the heat also melts the glaciers. Due to global climatic change, the temperature increases and it leads to the melting of glaciers.

Option b. is given as “glacial melting”. Global climate change leads to the glacial melting. Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “a decrease in sea level”...

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