Global Warming

Global Warming in a Nutshell

Contrary to popular belief, global warming isn't solely the warming of our earth. Though global warming may result in hotter temperatures, fundamentally it means that the earth will experience more extreme temperatures. As the earth's atmosphere becomes increasingly warm, the climate of our globe is affected. In recent years, there has been a movement to refer to global warming as climate change in order to avoid confusion.

We've seen these unusual weather patterns both on a global and local scale. Major storms and extrmely hot temperatures have become increasingly common over the past ten years. Global warming does not just affect the arctic regions of our globe, it's everywhere. And it's our respobsibility to take action and be aware of the signs and repercussions.

The effects of Global Warming differ in type and severity. Some produce changes in weather, while others alter the evironments of living things. Temperatures have dropped lower than they ever have in some areas, but there have also been heat waves in the middle of Decemeber. Monstrous winter storms are dumping snow in places they never would have before, but Arctic ice is also melting at a dangerously fast pace. If the people of the world are made aware of these affects, there should be a greater movement to stop Global Warming.

Global warming has caused a rapid increase in melting. This affects not only the ice itself, but also the homes and enviroments of hundreds of species.

Effects of Global Warming

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Global warming has caused drastic changes in weather patterns. In recent years, the world has experienced bigger storms as well as extreme temperatures - both high and low.
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Global warming has caused sea levels to rise at unsafe levels. They are expected to rise between 7 and 23 inches by the end of the century, maybe even more
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Global warming has arguably affected whales more than any other species. Being a species that live in the ocean, the melting ice and rising sea levels has forced them to adapt, occasionally resulting in death.
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Some believe that an increase of sunspots is causing earth's rising temperatures, but scientists conclude that solar disturbances have little or no impact on the globe.
Global warming has dangerously increased wildfire risks over the past century. With longer fire seasons and drier conditions, the results have been devestating.