“Each year 250,000,000 pounds of trash are littered in the U.S.”(“Eye-Opening Statistics”). That is a lot of trash that is in the oceans, streets, and in the wild. This is one of the many reasons why everyone needs to stop littering. “100,000 sea mammals, sea turtles , and
Due to global warming the oceans water is heating and killing the coral reefs which is affecting the marine life. Of the coast of many southern hemisphere countries corals have damaged the ecosystem and the life cycle. Over the course of 1 year the reefs have minimized in size by around 30%, so in about 5 years it might not even be here. Throughout the years of the bleaching events people have been fighting to finally get their reefs back to where they should be, but with weather they can not control it has been a little challenging. Overall, coral bleaching is a big issue that needs to be addressed because the biggest living structure in the world might yet to be
Coral reefs are the beautiful ecosystems that are booming with life but since the acidity has been rising and so has the overall temperature of the ocean the coral has been bleaching and has not been able to grow well or even stay alive(2). The biggest coral reef in the world which is the Great Barrier Reef has been bleaching quickly and now only seven percent of the reef is left unaffected by ocean acidification and climate change(3). Many scientists believe that corals could become fully extinct by the end of the century if we don’t stop or reduce our carbon dioxide and fossil fuel
Global warming has and is still negatively affecting coral due to the rising temperature of the ocean. The oceans temperature rose 0.18° fahrenheit every decade between 1970 and 2010 due to global warming (Fujita). Even though this doesn’t seem like much of a change, this extra heat makes the sensitive coral more susceptible to illnesses (Le Page 37). The unusually warm waters makes the corals expel food-producing algae which causes the coral to lose its color, turn white, and die due to the lack of nutrition (Markey 1). This is called bleaching (Fujita).
That would be very problematic if colonists used solar panels to power their colony. In the winter, Mars can get to -195 degrees Fahrenheit near the poles. Mars is composed of: Carbon Dioxide, 95.32%, Nitrogen, 2.7%, Argon, 1.6%, Oxygen 0.13%, and Carbon Monoxide, 0.08%. The weather on Mars is highly
Calculations for tourism for the year of 2015 are unavailable at this time, but for the year of 2014, the reef received a total of 2.19 million visitors. It is a well – known piece of information that there is a global climate change going on where there is a rise in CO2 in the atmosphere due to higher emissions of fossil fuel and more deforestation occurring. The ocean then absorbs more of this CO2, which in turn raises the acidity, which in turn creates a poor environment for the coral to live and recover from bleaching that has already occurred. This change in acidity also affects the calcium carbonate that corals use to build themselves. (“Climate Hot Map- Global Warming Effects Around the
The Unsinkable Ship Now Lays Under the Sea By Haruta Otaki Recently, the sinking of the unsinkable ship RMS Titanic occurred on 14 April 1912. It took more than 1500 people with her to the bottom of the sea and to death. The Titanic sank by the cause of a collision with a giant drifting iceberg. We will report what really happened to the Titanic, and why it never reached New York. On April 14th the day of the collision, the Titanic received 6 iceberg warnings on the radio from other ships ahead.
The shortage of water has it, farmers, hard as well. Without enough water, farmers can grow as many of their crops as they used too. The shortage of crops leads to higher prices in the markets. Climate change also affects what type of vegetation the farmers can plant. Not all vegetation can flourish in higher temperatures.
Climate Change, everyone has probably heard about it in the news or on the web, but what does it really mean and what causes Climate Change to happen? Earth has always cooled and heated itself by rotating around the sun but, scientist found that earth temperature has risen throughout the years, there are many causes of this change in temperature, and the question is who should we blame for this. In my opinion humans are the primary cause of Climate Change because we have incremented the gases in the earth atmosphere, cut down hectares of trees with little to no reforestation of them and caused many accidents that affect the tree population. The first reason why I believe that humans are the primary cause of climate change is
The ocean is one of the most valuable things in the world. The World Wildlife Fund states that if the ocean were a nation, it would rank seventh compared to the world’s top ten economies. They have estimated that the total value of the ocean reaches up to $24 trillion. As it helps provide food, jobs, and medicine, everyone will be affected if it is destroyed. (Ocean wealth) However, at the moment, humans are the ones destroying it.
In Mary Kate Frank’s article, “Saving the High Seas” from Junior Scholastic, the author explains how marine life is being threatened by overfishing and plastic debris. Each country controls the water within 230 miles of their shores. After 230 miles, the high seas begin which “belong to everyone.” Only one percent of waters are protected and you can still do many things in protected waters. These waters are extremely important, they are used for 90 percent of the world’s trade, absorb some carbon dioxide and regulates land temperature. The seafloor needs time to recover from global warming that we cause and the carbon dioxide it absorbed.
One of the biggest problems on our planet at the moment is the 79 million tons of carbon dioxide being released into our atmosphere every day. According to the European Project on Ocean Acidification, one third of all the Co2 that has been released into our atmosphere has been absorbed by the world 's oceans. Without the immense size of our oceans absorbing all this CO2, our atmosphere would suffer from extreme global warming with devastating effects. However, the downside of our oceans absorbing most of the CO2 is that it threatens the health of our oceans and the animals inside it. It all starts off when the CO2 from the atmosphere is dissolved into the oceans.