The temperature of the earth is controlled by the cold waters of Antarctica and the warm waters of the tropics. The rising of Antarctica's water cools not only other seawater, but also the air. Now, humans have begun to disrupt this natural occurrence through global warming and pollution. ( Audubon 17)
Global warming is a big problem that we have to face nowadays. If you search Google for the word “global warming’, you will get over 70 million pages of results.
Warmer temperatures have led to increased melting of glaciers and sea ice, and shortening of
When the Earth starts to warm many other things do to, the ocean will become more acidic and glaciers might partially melt. If the oceans become acidic, fish and other sea creatures will have an unlivable environment. If glaciers start to melt arctic animals that rely on the ice may start to become extinct. Many animals, whether they live in the ocean or the arctic are affected by climate change. Climate Change affects everybody in the world, even though some choose to ignore it, which is why it would be in humanity’s best interest to come together and find a solution.
Climate change is a huge issue around the world. It is melting the polar ice caps, which is rising the sea level wiping out cities along the coastline. Also because of the ice caps melting many animals that live on it are going extinct. The animals that don’t live on the ice caps are also going extinct because they can’t adapt at the alarming rate that the climate is changing. Some animals are starting their migration earlier and other animals are going to higher elevations (higher than they should) to get cooler weather. There are some creatures that are thriving because of the heat, one of them is the bark beetle. The bark beetle is killing off trees by eating at the inner bark cutting off its circulatory system, leaving the trees with little to none nutrients to live on. Another thing that is killing off trees is wildfires. The amount of
Polar ice caps are melting, sea level is rising, wet places are drying, cold places are warmer, all of these things are caused by Global Warming. What is Global Warming? you might ask. Well Global Warming is a slow rising of the earth’s overall temperature. This means that it isn’t a drastic change and the world’s climate is getting heated up in a week. Global Warming is the earth’s temperature rising by maybe 1-3 degrees of thousands and thousands of years. But, even a small change in temperature can change a lot of things on the earth.
Global warming can cause many changes in our environment. Polar ice caps can start to melt which can cause rising sea levels and can easily lead to coastal flooding on the eastern seaboard. There can also be affects on the types of storms that can occur if global warming continues. Scientists say that category three storms can turn into a more dangerous category fours. Farms and cities will face new pests, heatwaves, heavy downpours, and increased flooding. There can also be many causes in disruption of habitats and this can lead to many animal species to extinction. Global warming is a rise in the surface temperature of the earth. The issues that cause Global warming are divided into two categories natural and human influences.
Global warming is causing the glaciers to melt specially in rise in sea level would destroy the plants and other species as the area would get over-flooded. The animals would die from hunger due to the deterioration of forests and plants. Ultimately the people who have survived the flood and heat would suffer at the hands of hunger as the only two sources of food we have would get destroyed due to global warming.
The ice from glaciers, the ice sheets and permafrost are already melting and will probably continue to melt at a higher rate in the future leading to rises in ocean levels (IPCC, 2014). Furthermore, it causes the emission of methane (also a GHG), stored mostly in the Arctic regions (Shakhova et al., 2007) which in turn leads to increased heat in the atmosphere, further aggravating climate change. GHGs cause the oceans to contain increasingly more acids, which damages coral reefs and negatively influences the amount of CO2 the ocean can absorb (IPCC, 2014). Weather conditions are becoming progressively extreme and a rise in floods, hurricanes and temperatures can already be measured and will further increase in the future (USGCRP, 2014). Weather incidents could destroy forests and swamps, which causes less CO2 to be absorbed naturally. These factors combined will probably further exacerbate climate change. As soon as the average temperatures are higher than 2C relative to pre-industrial levels, irreversible effects that presumably reinforce themselves will manifest (IPCC, 2014). Moreover, some researches even argue that a cap at 2C might be overly benevolent and would not prevent severe detrimental consequences (Hansen et al.,
How does climate change affect Arctic animals? Climate change affects Arctic animals drastically by destroying their living habitat and food sources. Polar bears are having a hard time finding food because the ice caps are melting. They use the ice to rest on while hunting for seals, but since there is less ice it’s causing the polar bears to drown from exhaustion. Walruses can eat up to 200 pounds of clams each day. Clams are usually found near the continental shelf but with ice caps melting it is getting harder for walruses to find
It is common knowledge that sea ice has been melting rapidly within the last decade. This rapid decrease in sea ice has many detrimental effects. This includes the rise in sea level, loss of arctic environments for animals, and the change in weather patterns. Ice is lighter in color so it reflects much of the sunlight that is put out. When open water is revealed from ice melt it is darker in color so it absorbs more sunlight, leading to that rapid melting of ice that we see today. This loss in sea ice can only help one industry, which is shipping. When the sea ice melts, it opens up new shipping routes. The “Northwest Passage” is an arctic sea route which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This route is shorter than the traditional
One of the biggest problems facing the world today is global warming. It is evident that there is climate change around the world. In recent years, we have so many unusual hurricanes, typhoons, floods, droughts and earthquakes. Plants and animals that lived in the cold climates are now disappearing. Many scientists believe that our production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is having a heat effect on the atmosphere and this could be dangerous for the environment and human life (Hansen, 2011). This article will examine the causes of global warming, its impacts and the remedies we can do to combat global warming. Many problems could result from global warming. Increase
Global warming is an issue that is not new to us. It has already warmed by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1900s ("Global Warming Is Happening Now"). Ecosystems are feeling the heat and are struggling to maintain their lives. It is easy to observe that the effect of global climate change on the Earth. For example, the rises of sea levels, glaciers, and polar ice caps are melting; numerous animals are emigrating to find other places to exist; trees are in bloom sooner. Scientists have confirmed that the temperature will keep on rising up for the next decades because of human activities in the industry (Alina).
So what exactly is global warming? Global warming also referred to as climate change is the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth 's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants in the air today. There are two causes of global warming, human influences and also natural causes.
Climate change has major effects to our world that a lot of people don’t realize. Global warming is a major threat for the habitat in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world because the shiny snow and ice is reflecting more of the sun’s energy but as the ice and snow disappears, the water and rock are absorbing the heat and this is known as the albedo effect. As the glaciers, snow and ice melt, sea levels will rise which can cause erosion and destroy habitats. Also, the Arctic habitat hosts many species itself, such as polar bears, arctic foxes, and walruses. Without these land masses, hunting, mating and resting are harder to do which results in the species dying out. There are also many droughts that are occurring which affects many species including humans. Many ponds that contain wildlife are drying up and many freshwater bodies are being depleted. Not only are animals being affected by this but