If you enjoy reading your local newspaper or if you enjoy getting your news from the television, you likely know all about global warming. Global warming is an issue that is widely discussed, as well as issue that is widely debated. Although you may have an idea as to what global warming is, you may be wondering the impact that it will have on our planet. If so, you will want to continue reading on. A few of the many ways that global warming can change the world, and not for the better, are outlined below.
One of the most well known and publicized dangers of global warming is that of drastic weather changes. Although it is important to know that global warming may result in erratic changes with the weather, you may be curious as to what type of changes you can expect to see. For starters, you can expect to see warmer temperatures. Since the earth’s temperature is gradually rising, you will also likely notice a rise in temperatures on the ground as well.
With that in mind, it is also important to remember that colder temperatures are not uncommon either with global warming. When it comes to global warning, the process is actually used to describe changes in weather patterns, not necessarily individual events. And, as previously stated global warming can result in erratic weather changes. This means that just because it snows or is chilly in the north, it doesn’t mean that global warming is a lie or an untrue myth.
Returning back to weather, another one of the many ways that global warming can change the world is with flooding. It is said that global warming is causing a rise in sea level. Yes, this is true to some extent. Due to an increase in the earth’s temperature, many ice masses and glaciers are starting to shift and melt. This is what raises the sea level. If the sea level continues to rise as expected, flooding may have a huge negative consequence on the environment. If many coastal areas flood as predicted, this would make many coastal areas unlivable. This may result in a loss of money and property for those already residing in these areas.
In keeping with flooding, it is important to take a close look at all of the coastal areas in the world. If sea level were to continue rising and reach levels that are being predicted by many scientists, meteorologists, and computer models, millions of individuals would become coastal evacuees. Technically speaking, these individuals will become refugees. This is likely to cause a huge strain on the environment and land that wasn’t impacted by global warming and flooding, as well as the economy.
Another one of the many ways that global warming may change the world, as long as everything goes as predicted, is with health and wellbeing. As previously stated, global warming will cause the weather, as well as temperatures to change. What does this mean? It means that many insects and other forms of wildlife will suffer from confusion. Many will migrate to areas farther north, south, east, or west, depending on the location. Many of these animals, such as mosquitoes and mice, are known as disease carriers. In this aspect, global warming can cause an unprecedented spread of illness. This can be dangerous especially if the diseases spread were previously unfamiliar to the area.
The above mentioned ways are just a few of the many ways that global warming can change the world. Unfortunately, as previously stated, there is little good that global warming can do for us, the weather, the economy, and the planet in general, especially overtime. For that reason, if you would like to help prevent global warming from becoming a crisis, both now and in the future, you will want to do your part. You can start by limiting the amount of unnecessary energy you use in your home. The good news is that this approach will also help to lower your electric bill.