There have been a lot of warnings of global warming problems for quite a while now. Green living is being promoted to help stop some of global warming effects and save the environment.
Are these threats just a reason to hype political awareness or are they true? When we speak of global warming, we refer to the earth’s temperature near the surface air. As it absorbs some of the heat from the sun, it allows the earth to be habitable.
Released into the atmosphere of the earth are greenhouse gases which contribute to the rise of the temperature of surface air. Do you know the impact this is having on the earth right now? According to scientists, the average temperature in the last century has risen. They think that the increase came in the last couple of decades. Scientists also believe that because the increase is steadily rising, it will continue to rise faster in the future.
Over time, arctic ice is slowly disappearing. The warmer temperatures caused by the global warming effects are melting the ice. Polar bears sometimes get stranded in the middle of open sea. They end up drowning in the seas as they try to find ice which they can climb onto.
Because of the melting of the ice, there’s a rise in the sea levels. Even though currently the rise is a small amount, in the future if will be a problem because the temperatures are soaring at a rapid rate. Flooding may occur based on the rise of water levels, and pumping it out of the areas where people live may be difficult. Precipitation is also increasing.
The amount of rainfall and snowfall is increasing over time. Storms are not only becoming more abundant, but we’re starting to see them increase in intensity as well. There will probably be more hurricanes and they may be stronger and reach farther inland.
More evaporation occurs because of the warming temperatures. The more evaporating we see, the more chances for these storms to develop, which could ultimately result in the high category hurricanes, we’re seeing today. Driving people from their flooded homes are heavier rainfalls which would probably occur.
The ecosystems are also seeing hardships. Slowly moving north are some species of animals looking for livable conditions, while the numbers of other species are slowly dwindling and struggling to survive extinction.
Global warming is showing some slow effects right now, but they are believed to increase over time unless we start to do something to reverse it. To slow down those disastrous effects, start by using green living methods in your daily lives.