The next century, melting glaciers and expanding seawater will affect wildlife that cannot survive in hotter environments. They may become extinct. Finally, our health is in danger as well, as the Climate Changes could result in the spreading of certain diseases such as malaria. Because if you have ever live in a hot or humid climate you have alot of mosquito's. Specially with all the flooding of major cities on coast line because of the rising sea levels, a greater risk for individuals to become heat casualties , and the air quality will be thick and may not be that good
The increasing in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events could increase the risk of dangerous floods, stronger earthquakes, typhoons and other direct threats to people and property as well as the concentrations of unhealthy air and water pollutants. Climate change has caused global warming and rising sea levels, which could lead to the destruction of the Earth 's civilization, affect directly our food supplies, water resources, human health as well
This is concerning because the areas living near or below sea level can one day, in the near future, be underwater. If this were to happen it would be harmful to the citizens, animals, plants, homes, and the economy, not only of the United States but of the world. According to Chris Woodford, “the exact effect of climate change is complex: it is also leading to greater snowfall, which is building up glaciers in some places at the same time as they are being eroded elsewhere. If all of Antarctica 's ice were to melt, it has been estimated that global sea levels would rise by 80 meters (260 ft)!”(2017). Thinking about the sea levels rising is frightening, which is why it is important to start thinking about things that
Homes destroyed by floods, hurricanes, cyclones, landslides and avalanches, a volcanic eruption, or an earthquake are often beyond repair or take a lot of time to become livable again. The natural disasters that really affect people worldwide tend to become more intense as the years go on. Frequency of earthquakes, mega storms, and heat waves has gone up considerably in
The increase in temperature is melting the glaciers; causing a steady rise in sea levels. In “The Big Thaw” by Daniel Glick, rising sea levels are shown as a major problem to some coastal regions of the world. Due to rising sea levels, small islands will soon be engulfed by the water. This will result in thousands of lives and homes being destroyed. Glick says “Tuvalu, a small country in the South Pacific, has begun formulating evacuation plans.” However, Tuvalu is not the only area where evacuations are being held for the sake of increasing sea levels.
If the planet was to lose all the coral in the world, it would decrease the diversity of the ocean (Casper 184). Plus, the destruction of reefs affect other animals such as reef fish, turtles, and sharks (Casper 185). All this is happening due to global warming. How does global warming affect coral? Global warming has and is still negatively affecting coral due to the rising temperature of the ocean.
Hurricane: “A large tropical storm system with high-powered circular winds. ” (Dictionary.com) Hurricanes are known to have changed our lives. Mostly, for worse. Hurricanes cause severe flooding from their high wind speeds. From our hurricane sandy experience, we can see that hurricanes tear down houses and buildings that are very precious to us.
During the French work on the canal, there was an earthquake in September of 1882 that caused landslides and very costly damages on the Isthmus of Panama. Other than earthquakes, flooding was a large issue. After experiencing the rain season in Panama, and inducing many floods that slowed progress, engineers had to find another way to prevent further damage. This is what eventually led to the lock system idea. Although the Panama Canal was a great success, it came with large issues that affected many
The problem is quite serious because several of the emerging diseases such as the Powassan virus have been found to be devastating. According to Knapp and Rice (2015), over 10 percent of people infected with the Powassan virus are dying due to encephalitis and meningitis caused by the disease (p. 9). Tick-borne diseases have consequential effects and should not be taken lightly. If this problem is not dealt with then tick-borne diseases could be the number one cause of death in the United
Aggie Bistakis Professor Stoepker English 2 March 1, 2018 The influence Climate Change Has On Coral Reefs The world around us is always changing, however it is not always for the better. Climate change is a very prevalent and controversial issue in today 's society. While politicians argue about whether or not climate change is just another hoax, the effects of global warming continue to cause damage to ocean life and marine habitats around the world. One species that has seen a great deal of devastation due to global warming are the coral reefs. Increasing water temperatures and pollution have resulted in coral bleaching and the destruction of coral reefs across the globe.
According to nrdc.org, global warming is a major consequence of the tragic events that we see in our everyday lives such as hurricanes. Global warming allows more powerful and dangerous hurricanes. The warming of water in the oceans forces more energy into tropical storms. This is then making them much stronger which will cause more destruction than past storms. What is causing global warming?
It is believed that this increase in nutrients is connected to the increase in crown of thorns starfish population, which poses another threat to the reef by impacting coral cover (Amelia S. Wenger, 2015). Coral diversity, calcification, coral cover and coral development are all being impacted by chemicals reaching the reef (Amelia S. Wenger, 2015). If the amount of chemicals reaching the reef continues to increase, the reef will continue to diminish, coral species will become extinct and reef fish will lose their habitat, forcing them to relocate or