The Effects Of Climate Change On The Earth

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Oceans rising, temperatures vary, record level floods, historic droughts, tsunamis, and devastating hurricanes; BOOM! The Earth has gone wild. Scientific evidence suggests that these changes are due to climate change. Climate change is an alteration in the usual temperatures, and weather of a region. The signs that climate change affects our one and only earth clearly show up in the oceans and atmosphere. A place where climate change is most notable is in the sea levels. Over the past years sea level has risen so much that it has caused damage to ecosystems. “Sea level rise is caused primarily by two factors, related to global warming: the added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers and the expansion of sea water as it warms”(Understanding, 2016). 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
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