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Monday, December 5, 2011

Global Warming is already affecting the human kind, plant and animals in number of ways through increased ocean levels, droughts and changed weather patterns. Global warming is well recognized by scientists around the world as a serious public health and environmental concern.

Effects that global warming is having on environment, climate and human kind.

Melting of glaciers : The melting of glaciers will create pleothra of problems for human kind an the animals living in the earth. Due to increased global warming, the level of the sea will rise which will lead to flooding and this will in turn create havoc in human life. Apart from raising the sea levels, it will also endanger several species of animals and thus will hamper the balance of the ecosystem. Moreover these large glaciers reflect light back into the space and with meltdown of these glaciers, earth will be further warmed.

Climate Change : Irregular weather patterns have already started showing results. Increased percipitation in the form of rain have already been noticed in polar and subpolar regions. More global warming will lead to more evaporation which will cause more rains. Animals and plants cannot easily adapt to increase rainfall. Plants may die due to it and animals may migrate to other areas, which can cause entire ecosysten out of balance.

Droughts : Large scale evaporation will be the major cause of droughts in many places particularly Africa. Although, it is reeling under the huge pressure of water crisis, increased global warming would further make the situation worse and will cause malnutrition.

Diseases : As the temperature becomes more warm, it will have an affect on the health of humans and the diseases they are exposed to. With the increase in the rainfall, water borne disesases are likely to spread specially malaria. The earth will become more warm and as a result heat waves are likely to increase that will cause a mojor blow to the people particularly in Europe.

Hurricanes frequency : As the temperature of the oceans rises, hurricanes and other storms are likely to become stronger. With the increase in the global warming the water in the ocean warms up and it heats up the surrounding air, creating hurricanes. More water evaporation means more hurricanes.

Agriculture : Global warming will affect agriculture. Although the results are not visible yet, but it may show it's colors in years to come. As the global temperature will increase plants will find it harder to survive and will die. Plants are the major source of food for human beings and as a result food shortage will occur. The shortage of the food may lead to war and conflicts in some countries.

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source:  http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/GlobalWarmingEffects.php

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