Causes And Change: The Consequences Of Climate Change

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As technology rapidly advances, we continue to use gases and other resources to keep this movement in motion. While technology is advancing and many people get to enjoy the perks of having a working car and large factories to make affordable purchases, this is coming at a price much steeper than most people would realize. While we continue putting these gases into the air, it continues to wreak havoc on our environment, causing our ozone to deplete, glaciers shrink, change in plant and animal ranges during migration, with longer and more intense heat waves. As climate change continues to worsen, temperatures will continue to rise, droughts will become more common and worsen, hurricanes will become more destructive, and our arctic glaciers will…show more content…
“The intensity, frequency and duration of North Atlantic hurricanes, as well as the frequency of the strongest (Category 4 and 5) hurricanes, have all increased since the early 1980s” (The Consequences of Climate Change, NASA). While the worsening of climate change has been increasing much more rapidly in the last decade, climate change is not a new issue. As the quote suggests, the signs of climate change have been noticeably growing since the early 1980s. An additional impact of climate change is easily seen in the melting and shrinking of arctic glaciers. As arctic glaciers continue to melt, sea levels rise. “Global sea level has risen by about 8 inches since reliable record keeping began in 1880. It is projected to rise another 1 to 4 feet by 2100” (The Consequences of Climate Change, NASA). Rising sea level is already having a large effect on smaller island nations with a low sea level like those within Oceania and Sri Lanka. This rising sea level covers the land, decreasing the amount of livable land and forcing people to move to locations with a higher

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