Effects of Global Warming

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Global warming and the greenhouse effect are issues discussed by scientists all the time. A natural process that keeps earths temperature at a livable rate is called the greenhouse effect. The energy from the sun warms up the earth when the rays from the sun are absorbed by greenhouse gasses. The gasses then become trapped in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane and nitrous oxide are the most common greenhouse gasses. Greenhouse gases cause the radiant heat of the sun to be trapped in the Earths lower atmosphere which causes global warming. If there weren't any greenhouse gasses, the earth would be really cold due to very little sun rays being absorbed on the earth. Global warming can and will lead to several …show more content…
The warmer water would fool them into thinking that they were in their natural habitat. While they think this they would actually be moving toward the poles. "The bleaching and mortality rate may even worsen in the years ahead. This serves as a wake-up call for more research and monitoring to help protect these valuable coral reef ecosystems," Baker said. (World's Coral Dying) Global warming causes circulation patterns in the sea water. The coolest water moves along the bottom of the sea floor toward the equator. The warm water from the equator moves toward the poles across the ocean. The motion is called thermohaline circulation. (Thermohaline Circulation) This process is important because the way it concerns ocean life. If it weren't for this process there would be no oxygen brought to the ocean floor. Ocean life would not be able to survive if it weren't for this process. Salmon are very sensitive to the change in water temperature. (Fish Temperatures) Salmon have a higher metabolic rate during the summer because the water is much warmer. In the winter months, their metabolic rate slows down. (Salmon hot water) This is good for the fish because there is less food available. A major impact dealing with global warming is the outbreak of diseases. Diseases will spread more easily with global warming. Mosquitoes are a major carrier of diseases. Mosquitoes are known for carrying dengue

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