What effect has global warming had on shark populations?
I can only speculate but I wouldn't imagine global warming would have had much of an impact on global shark populations to date. Water takes a lot of energy to heat up and changes to global oceanic temperatures are less noticable than atmospheric temperatures. Sharks are cold-blooded so changes in the oceans' temperatures could potentially affect their metabolisms but I would suspect sharks would simply migrate to a more suitable area if one location became unfavourable. Most of the effects of global warming on oceanic ecosystems is through increased concentrations of CO2 in the water which can reduce the ability of invertebrate, such as corals and shellfish, to produce shells made from calcium carbonate. The main threat to shark populations is overharvesting by humans. I heard a statistic a few years ago (so don't know how correct it still is) that shark populations in the Mediterranean were ~3% of their historical size due to overfishing. I'm confident any impact of global warming is fairly irrelevant to the killing of sharks for foods such as shark fin soup.
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Global Warming not only us but also animals such as Polar Bears. Polar bears lose their habitats and they won't get to eat the seals' and they will die. The cause of this is cars using up to much heat and they exhaust fumes.
Major physical processes and events have been happening to the Earth throughout its long history and will keep on happening. Some physical processes are continuous, taking place over a very long periods of time. Other physical processes take very little time by comparison: we humans have chosen t…o call some of those "catastrophic events" because they seem to have taken place with hardly any warning. For the past 4,000 million years the outer crust of the Earth has been changing. Its tectonic plates, continually move around forming continents which then break up and re-form in other configurations. The friction caused by the sliding and subduction of the edges of plates against one another causes mountain chains to be thrown up and fiery volcanos to spew out new soil and smokey, noxious gases which pollute the atmosphere. 65 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped out by a major event. It was probably a huge meteorite from outer space which suddenly hit the Earth. The resulting air pollution caused thousands of years of continuing global darkness and bitter cold because heat and light from our Sun could not reach the surface until the pollution was eventually absorbed by the Earth. An ice sheet on Antarctica began to grow some 20 million years ago. The current ice age, the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation, started about 2.58 million years ago during the late Pliocene when the spread of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere began. Since then, the world has seen cycles of glaciation with ice sheets advancing and retreating on 40,000- and 100,000-year time scales called glacials (glacial advance) and interglacials (glacial retreat). The Earth is currently in an interglacial, and the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago. All that remains of the continental ice sheets are the Greenland ice sheet, the Antarctic ice sheet and smaller glaciers such as on Baffin Island. It is likely that people lived in the temperate zones of the Earth before that last glacial period began, along with other animals and plants. After the maximum had occured and the glaciers receded, modern humans were able to migrate from a belt of land around the Earth's Equator towards its poles. All this says that the physical processes and systems which affect the Earth are much bigger - both in scale and in time - than anything which can be created by creatures who live on its surface or in its oceans. Is it credible that any of those creatures can really affect what happens to the Earth? For more information see the answers to the Related Questions shown below. (MORE)
The more people there are, the more they tend to use energy derived from fossil fuel, and the faster atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide rise. If there were only half a billion people on the earth, earth could probably absorb most of the green house gases emitted, or failing that the pla…net would have much more time to adapt. There are 14 times that many people on the planet, so change occurs 14 times as fast. People in China and India want to enjoy the same standard of living Americans enjoy, though Americans consume more energy per capita than any other industrial nation. The consequences for our planet will not be good. (MORE)
Climate change . Rising temperatures and heat waves . Rising sea levels flooding coastal cities and croplands withsalt water . Animal and human habitats destroyed. Occupants move orperish. . More severe weather events like storms, blizzards, monsoonrains and droughts . Failure of crops leading …to widespread famines There are many predicted effects of climate change, including: . sea level rise . increased number and intensity of storms and other weather 'events' . floods and droughts . changes in ocean currents . crop losses and destruction of animals' habitats. (MORE)
Global warming is the recent increase in the temperature of the earth and its atmosphere. The possible effects of this global warming are various kinds of climate change, including more frequent and more severe weather 'events' (storms, floods, droughts, heat waves, etc). Other results include me…lting of sea ice, ice caps and glaciers, leading to rises in sea levels and alteration to animal habitat that may lead to extinction. (MORE)
In some places it will because some oil feilds are near sea level. They might also be near seas
-Result in some living things not being able to adapt to these changes which will hasten species extinction. lots will happen.
Global warming may eventually be responsible for the loss of 50percent of chimpanzee habitat. Rising temperatures mean the chimpshave to rest more, causing them to eat less.
There are a number of ways detergent can be used to cause GlobalWarming. Detergents can be burned for example.
Polar Bear populations could be effected by global warming on the polar ice ecosystem for various reasons. Their environment is melting which doesn't give much of a problem to them since polar bears don't need ice to survive. But it does make finding prey more difficult for the bears. Polar Bears mo…ve slow because they will overheat in their fur and extra layers of blubber, that makes it even harder for them to hunt when (with the warmer air temperatures) they cant move as fast without overheating. Soon the populations would go down quite a bit. Hopefully this is merely a " what if" type issue anyway. Polar bears are not decreasing yet and global warming appears to be a non existent issue also. Globally, 1999 was the warmest year recorded and NASA sees our oceans cooling. The sea ice in the Actic has been melting earlier in the summers for the past few years, reducing their hunting season by up to a month, meaning they get less food over the course of the year, in turn meaning their young also get less food and have a lower chance of survival. The Polar Bears also have to swim a lot further for seals on the ice to eat, and with less food they have less energy, thus occasionally (though there haven't been many reported cases) causing them to drown from exhaustion. The ice in the last two years has been cooling, possibly due to the land ice melting and running down into the sea, thus keeping the top layer of water cool, preventing the ice from melting so much. From what few studies that have been actually done and not just speculated on the polar bears, the population is not declining and appears to have increased quite abit the past 30 years. Estimates are that an additional 1,800 bears have been added to the population in the past 30 years. The idea that the planet is outside normal warming trends, while not really scientifically realistic, is a remote possibility. The record ice grow last year coming even earlier then ever recorded should dispell the above myths of shorter seasons. Polar bears also are called sea bears because they spend enormous times swimming and hunting in the water. (MORE)
Not really. However, in regions that were covered by ice sheets in the last ice age, there have been very small earthquakes that some experts blamed on the Earth's crust there still rising. The Earth's crust floats on the deeper, semi-molten layers. The ice age glaciers added weight to the crust,… pushing it deeper. Then the glaciers went away. Even now, the crust is still rebounding from that weight having been removed. As it moves upward, small earthquakes can occur from time to time. Theoretically, if you melted all the remaining glaciers the land beneath them would experience similar effects. In my opinion that's the least of our worries, though. (MORE)
Statistics show an increase in Global Temperatures beginning in the early 20th Century around the year 1920 and a steep increase in the 1990's. Though there have already been visible affects of Global Warming, the Earth has been abnormally warming for decades now.
global warming an increase average temperature of the earth's atmosphere it can effect increase that causes climatic changes.
Africa is already troubled with outbreaks of famine. This is likelyto continue as rainfall patterns shift and the land becomes warmer.Poorer countries will be unable to help their farmers provide foodfor the population, especially if water supplies fail. There willbe mass migration of people away fr…om their damaged habitats to themore prosperous countries. (MORE)
1. Ocean levels are rising 2. Glaciers melt around the world 3. Polar bears get endangered as the ice pack in the north recedes 4. Droughts 5. Natural storms and tornadoes may be increasing in frequency andintensity - although data on that is still a bit muddled sinceweather prediction is extrem…ely complicated 6. Earth atmosphere increases in temperature (which is really theDEFINITION of global warming) 7. More deserts may be forming - although it is not yet certain ifthis is due to global warming, deforestation, or other causes 8. If climate change impacts food production and fresh wateravailability, people would not have enough food and water to eatand drink 9. Increased CO2 levels can stimulate plant growth - althoughprobably not enough to compensate for ongoing deforestation. (MORE)
The harmful effects of global warming are likely to include sealevel rise and flooding, heat waves and famine. Storms arepredicted to become more frequent and more severe.
Global warming as we know is caused by the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. This leads to icebergs and glaciers melting and an increase in the sea-level of the oceans. Some marine life is also affected by it.
Climate changing all over the world. . Warmer atmosphere means more energy in the atmosphere, so moresevere weather events. . Warmer atmosphere and oceans mean sea ice, ice caps andglaciers are melting, raising sea levels which will flood coastalcities worldwide. . Warmer and more acidic oceans a…re killing coral, krill andother shellfish with deadly results further up their foodchain. . Melting glaciers in the Andes and Himalayas will no longer feedsome of the great world rivers, threatening the lives ofmillions. . Warmer, wetter or drier habitats will become unlivable for manyspecies of insects, birds and animals. They move, adapt ordie. . Rainfall patterns will change meaning an end to manytraditional crops. Farmers, especially the poor, will be helplessin the face of famine. . Climate refugees in their millions will seek refuge in coolercountries as their own economies collapse, with governments unableto feed their people. (MORE)
Object will begin to flare up and melt, metal will be so hot that to touch it means an instant burn. Also, the ground will liquefy and the you will be able to cook eggs on the side of the road by simply cracking them and throwing them on the ground. The water will be so hot that all the fish will di…e, we will have to live underground and away from the sun. If we have the technology then we would have to fly into space and live on the moon with aliens. Then we can grow tomatoes on the moon and have tomato soop. the game (MORE)
The "null hypothesis" in science conforms to the status quo. Climate scientists asked themselves this very question, assuming the answer was "no," that humans have no impact on the climate. All the data they gathered, incorporated into various climate models, indicates the null hypothesis must be re…jected, with a 95% level of confidence. In other words, it appears at least 95% of the current warming trend is the result of human activity, in particular by the release of 30 billion tons (30,000,000,000) of CO2 into the atmosphere each year from fossil sources. (MORE)
Scientists have long said that global warming is bound to interfere with snow and rainfall patterns, because air and sea temperatures and sea-level atmospheric pressure -- the underlying forces behind these patterns -- are already changing.
it has affected us so many times, so now we have to stop global warming.and it makes me horny
Global warming is the heating of the earth because of humans. It's caused by a rise in Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere which causes the greenhouse gases to retain more heat. (Without these gases our planet couldn't hold in heat) Our global temperature has raised about 1 degree Celsius in the …last century, a change that would take thousands of years to occur naturally. One result is the melting of glaciers, which will eventually cause flooding. Answer: Global warming has been identified as a major issue for the global community. More properly this is called "Global Climate Change" as some areas may be warmer, some cooler, some wetter, some drier... Background: The contention of the larger number of climatologists is that human activities since the industrial revolution have increased the content of CO 2 , methane and other gases in the atmosphere that trap solar heat. At the same time human activities have reduced the forest cover that had traditionally absorbed these same materials. They state that an increasing level of these atmospheric constituents has lead to a chain of chemical and physical changes that have increased the world's average temperature. Observations of atmospheric gas composition, average sea water temperatures, atmospheric temperatures etc. confirm the trends and support the proposition. Potential Impacts: 1. The sea levels may rise. Technically this may be caused by melting ice from the polar ice caps or an increase in sea height as the less dense water is less compressed. Low lying land like many Pacific Islands and Miami will be under water. 2. Serious climate changes may result from diverted ocean currents. As an example, the Gulf Stream keeps Europe warm. If the Stream is not running Europe may be much cooler and drier. Crops may not grow. 3. Ecology changes on the land could include species of animals and plants extending their range to the polar regions. Local flora and fauna may become extinct. A good example is the spread of Africanized bees and Fire Ants. Sea life may also be impacted both through the introduction of competitive species presently kept in other areas by water temperature changes, and by failure to adapt to less saline water. 4. Human society may be disrupted if changes in rainfall and temperature cause crop failure. Famine refugees may require significant humanitarian attention by the "lucky" nations. (MORE)
Atmosphere and oceans warming so much that sea ice, ice capsand glaciers melt, raising sea levels and flooding coastal citiesworldwide. . Changes in climate will affect the habitats of humans, animals,birds, fish and insects in ways that will threaten their foodsupplies and livelihood. Those who ca…nnot adapt or move willdie. (MORE)
Global warming has no effect on earth's mantle or core, but there IS a measurable effect on earth's atmosphere and surface. We have witnessed the recession of glaciers, and concordant rise in sea levels. So far this rise has been very small, but it is expected to increase substantially within the ne…xt few centuries. (MORE)
Global winds are dependent largely on the large difference in temperature between polar and tropical regions. Global warming heats the poles faster than the tropics, thus reducing the temperature difference. Exactly how global winds would change as a result is hard to predict. One likely trend would… be a weakening of jets streams in the temperate latitudes. (MORE)
According to the latest and most comprehensive scientific assessment (the IPCC's Fourth Assessment of 2007): . a rise in global temperature; . a rise of sea levels; . an increase in frequency of hot extremes, heat waves and heavy precipitation (regional); . an increase in intensity of cyclone…s and hurricanes (regional); . decreased fresh water availability (regional); . impact on food-production chain (regional); . increased risk of flooding of coastal areas affecting millions of people; . increased health risks and mortality rates due to the above; . increased economic impact of natural Global Warming related disasters (floods, heavy rainfall, heat waves, etc.) . negative impact on eco-systems and the disappearance of species (animal and plants). There are more but I've limited to just 10. Read more about impacts at the link below. (MORE)
Temperatures are rising so oceans are expanding and ice is melting. This is raising sea levels and threatening low lying countries like the Pacific Islands. When coupled with high tides and storm surges, even large cities like New York become flooded. . Extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is bei…ng absorbed by the oceans which are turning acidic. This is damaging coral and all shellfish. . Droughts mean crops aren't growing fully. This is causing famines and deaths, especially in poorer countries in Africa. . Changing animal habitats means that food chains are disrupted. If prey at the lower end of the chain disappears, that affects all animals further up. This is causing serious problems with animal numbers. (MORE)
I don't really think it has an effect, because H is the most common molecule in the atmosphere.
Quite a lot. . we are on the same latitude as New York, and yet get noticeably more temperate more mild weather conditions, especially near Ireland. this is due to a Current of warm water often referred to as the 'gulf stream' which originates from the gulf of Mexico . salt water is able to retain… heat for longer amounts of time than less salty water. with global warming, and the melting of land based ice caps, the current will become more and more diluted, until it has the same water potential salinity as the surrounding ocean. The gulf stream will stop. And Britain will have abrupt and dramatic changes to its weather system This could lead to increased droughts during summer and excess water during winter as warm and cold fronts are not met with any opposing force. . this will damage farmers crops, pushing food prices up. Also the nutrients brought to England's coast by the gulf stream will not be able to arrive any longer. fish stocks will plummet with no food, and our marine biodiversity will crash. again, prices in fish will sharply increase. . Britain itself will get warmer, and our climate will get steadily more wet through most of the year. Tourist trade will decrease in many areas such as Cornwall as weather conditions become more akin to ones expected in the lake district and further north. . Norfolk will drown- rising sea levels mean approximately 5% of the land mass may disappear within the next 20 years. the CBA of making seawalls will not be viable for a government swamped in dept, and much of major cities and towns will be swallowed in water, increasing the population density of people elsewhere in the country, and costing billions in insurance. Driving us deeper into dept. London's CBD will also be threatened with rising sea levels and the houses of Parliament could be under 1m of water within the next half century . the Rain will decrease pollination as insects tend to not fly during heavy rain. decreased pollination means less flowers and less food for bees and other insects. trees and other plants will not be able to reproduce, easily, taking away vital habitats for birds and thousands of different insects . . while the government try to deal with this, they will raise taxes in almost everything, especialy anything to do with non environmentally friendly actions, as by then, they may of realised something was happening. but of course, they will throw too much money at a cause they got around to taking seriously too late. . there are more effects I'm sure, but my bum hurts from sitting, and I'm tired. Google it, I'm sure things will come up, these are ones that, as a geography student, i have been taught, and as an artist, have already observed. i hope you find this helps. (MORE)
Some deserts such as the Gobi are expanding in size. One major problem for China is that Beijing might soon be part of the Gobi.
The Climate Change is affecting every corner of the globe in some or the other way.In case of Arctic, I feel it is the most affected since the icebergs have already started melting.The animals can also see the change- Arctic which was originally covered with only ice,is now breaking and is becoming …more of a water body in itself. (MORE)
The Vostok Ice Core data would indicate that events of global warming began over 400,000 years ago. It is most likely that global warming events occurred millions of years before and followed by global cooling that led to the formation of ice. Data indicates there have been over 75 major global te…mperature swings in just the last 5,000 years. Answer: The last ice age began about 110,000 years ago, and ended 12 to 15 thousand years ago. The maximum ice extent occurred about 22,000 years ago. Therefore, the previous ice age warming began roughly 22,000 years ago. Although the age had lasted a long time, like previous ice ages once it began to thaw a feedback mechanism kicked in making the temperature rise quickly. So for natural global warming the answer would be 22,000 years ago. That ice age, like previous ages, was caused by orbital variations. Currently earth is closest to the sun in January, making northern hemisphere winters (where most of the land mass resides) slightly warmer. When the dead of winter occurs at aphelion, winters tend to be colder. This is one cycle. There are other, longer natural climate cycles. The current Milankovitch Cycle (as these orbital cycles are known) indicates earth should have entered a slight gradual cooling phase some centuries ago, culminating with the onset of another ice age in another 50,000 years. Instead, earth's temperature has been climbing rather dramatically, in response to significantly increased greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. The accompanying temperature chart shows the most significant part of the recent upswing took effect beginning in the 1970s (see links). (MORE)
Global warming means the recent (200 year) rise in the earth'stemperature caused by man's deforestation and burning of fossilfuels (coal, oil and natural gas) since the Industrial Revolution. Global temperature has risen 0.8Â° C since 1900, and 0.6 degreessince the 1970s. Given that earth's tempe…rature changed about 6Â° Cat the depth of the previous ice age 20,000 years ago to its end11,000 years ago, the current rate of change is abnormally fast andgeologically unprecedented within the span of human existence. 20,000 - 11,000 is 9000 years. Divide that into 40 year intervalsand you get 225. Six degrees divided by 225 implies the rapidtemperature increase marking the close of the last ice age wasabout 0.03Â° C every 40 years. Contrast that with the 0.6Â° C changein just the past 40 years, and you see that temperature is rising20 times faster now (.6/.03) than it ever did throughout humanhistory. Natural climate cycles back and forth, but human induced change isunidirectional, and at a rate likely outpacing the natural abilityof species to adapt. Effects on the environment: . Glaciers, sea ice and ice caps melting . Sea levels rising . Heat waves . Unusual weather patterns and blizzards . Famines and crop failures . More energy in the atmosphere . Animal habitats changing permanently (MORE)
Yes. Global warming is the result of increasing levels ofatmospheric carbon dioxide, caused by human activity. Carbondioxide emissions are now classed as pollution. A: Pollution is a bad thing to do to our planet. It certainly hurtsour water, plant life and land. It has little, if any effect on the…issue of global warming. A: Yes, it does. Specifically the emission of Carbon dioxide, methaneand several other greenhouse gases. A: The CO2 from burning fossil fuels is one of the causes of globalwarming, but ironically, the solid particles (soot) which alsocomes from fossil fuels is filtering out sunlight and having acooling effect. If we were to remove the particles, global warmingwould proceed faster than it already is. A: It is a proven fact that the 3 ice ages the planet has had was theearth trying to recool itself. The UV rays from the sun warm theearth and the atmosphere does not allow them to escape. Over timethe trapped UV rays build up causing global warming. To cool itselfback down the earth goes through what is called a cooling cycle.That is where the ice ages came in 1 major, 2 minor). The last iceage happened in the 1800's where there where reports of being ableto walk across the New York Harbor. The burning fossil fuels causethe warming to increase faster so they just speed up a naturalprocess. A: When pollution builds up in Earth's atmosphere, it can't escape.Heat from the sun shines through the pollution (greenhouse gases)and the greenhouse gases act almost like a greenhouse, trappingheat. So as more greenhouse gases build up, more heat is trapped inEarth's atmosphere, therefore causing Earth to heat up, and causingGlobal Warming. A: Smoke from the factories and vehicles contain harmful chemicalswhich can also cause air pollution. Those air will gather to formclouds and later then will fall as a rain which is polluted and wecall this as acid rain. Acid rain can damage the buildings and evencan cause plants to die. Plants are the only living thing that cantake in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. if those plants willdie, there will be too much co2 and lack of 02 in the air. Thatwill be result in global warming. A: I think "Air Pollution" does cause "Global Warming", Because airpollution is made up of solid particles and chemicals. Naturalprocesses impacting the atmosphere include volcanoes, biologicaldecay, and dust storms. Plants, trees, and grass release volatileorganic compounds (VOCs), such as methane, into the air. Which Ithink it does cause global warming. Global Warming is caused by thegases in the air and that's what is melting are ice and killing arePolar Bears So yes Air Pollution does cause Global Warming. A: Pollution is bad, but not a part of the issue of Man induced GlobalWarming. A: Pollution is the main cause of global warming. Pollutants such asgreenhouse gases are often trapped in the atmosphere. As a result,heat is retained inside. This heat is what causes temperaturesaround the globe to rise thus causing global warming. A: Pollution does not cause Global Warming. Carbon Dioxide is not apollutant. SMOG is a pollutant. So how is smog related to global warming? Lookat the period between 1940 and 1975. Temperatures droppeddramatically in the 1940s and remained low through the 50s, 60s,and early 70s. This seems to contradict the global warming theoryof anthropogenic causes of global warming, since we didn't stop, oreven reduce, carbon dioxide emissions during that time. In fact, werapidly increased carbon dioxide emissions during that time. Thebest explanation is... SMOG. They say that, in addition to puttingout a bunch of CO2 during that time, we also generated a lot ofsmog. And the blanket of smog surrounding the Earth blockedsunlight from reaching the surface, thus keeping temperatures cool.So, smog DECREASES global warming. So, there are two man-made pollutants that decrease global warming,compared to one naturally occurring substance that may increaseglobal warming. A: Certainly our normal understand of pollution has very little to dowith global warming. However you might argue that the extra carbon dioxide being put into the atmospheresince the Industrial Revolution is disrupting the natural carboncycle and so is a pollutant. (One definition of pollutant is "Asubstance or energy introduced into the environment that hasundesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of aresource.") (MORE)
Global warming is manifested as a 0.8Â°C rise in average globaltemperature since 1900 1. Increase in the intensity of tropical storms is suspected 2. Anticipated sea level rise - although the predicted sea levelrise has been much less than predicted, possibly due to thethickening of the ice in mos…t of Antarctica.- although SOME areasof Antarctic ice have shrunk, but overall Antarctic ice hasincreased significantly 4. Arctic ice in decline along with continued glacier ice loss fromaround the world. 5. Increase in droughts and fires - possibly due to changes inweather driven by global warming 6. Spread of tropical disease to more northern latitudes. Migrationof species. 7 Increased plant growth in some regions as temperatures and carbondioxide levels increase - with decreased plant growth in others dueto increasing temperatures, decreased local rainfall, and increasedevaporation. (MORE)
The rainforest keeps a lot of the carbon dioxide in it. This helps control global warming. If the rainforest was to be burnt down, global warming would go higher. But if you dont burn the rainfroest it wont be as high.
Climate change could cause sea level rise so that a small Pacific Island country, Kiribati, could go underwater, and all the population of more than 100,000 would have no homes, no stores, no government and no country!
By the rise in sea level. Also the change in the weather is causing little rainfall plus increase in heat.
Melting glacial ice will raise sea levels. Higher ocean levels translates to more instances of coastal flooding. In addition, warmer temperatures provides more energy for storms. Our climate models indicate the frequency of hurricanes should remain roughly the same, but their energy should increase.… Global warming results in climate change, with many areas of the world suffering precipitation loss and drought. A few areas will have greater than usual rainfall. Species migration will be another result, one we have noticed already. Species that cannot adapt to the rapidity of the current change will become extinct. Tropical diseases are expected to acclimate to greater latitudes (both northern and southern). (MORE)
We now all know that CO2 is all but a bit player here. However, seeing that any and All Means of Removal of CO2 from Our Paper Thin Atmosphere is 'Tantamount to Success', Photosynthetic Capture of CO2 should be Tantamount in Our Efforts. One author states that just by revisioning, and revisiting,… Global Agricultural Land Use will 'take care of it'. (MORE)
No, Global warming has no effect on volcanoes. It's the other way round. Volcanoes can increase global warming slightly if the emit carbon dioxide. And they can reduce global warming for a while if their dust and ash block out and reflect the sun's rays.
Yes, trees and plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2, which is a huge greenhouse gas), store the carbon in their roots, trunks and branches and release the oxygen. If the trees are no longer present, then the CO2 will remain in the atmosphere, where it adds to the accelerated greenhouse effect. This is… causing global warming. (MORE)
it will kill everything and everyone it will distroy the earths atmosphere and there may be no more life left on earth. it will burn all the plants, animal and humans, but don't worry it not going to happen just yet...... how ever 2012 may be true as the earth is getting closer to the sun.... world …end: 21st December 2012 : 2:34pm ps: hope this helps!! (MORE)
It is far too early to assess the evolutionary consequences of global warming; those may become apparent a million years from now. However, if the environment changes, there will be an evolutionary adaptation, that much we can predict.
Global warming is the term used to describe the rising temperatureof the Earth monitored by satellites in Space. Global warming is infact an accelerated/enhanced version of the greenhouse effect whichis perfectly natural and is necessary for life on Earth toexist. The greenhouse effect occurs when… energy from the Sun enters theatmosphere and is absorbed by greenhouse gases (methane, water,carbon dioxide being major examples) which cause the atmosphere toheat up. The overall effect is that less of the Sun's energyescapes than is let in; like a greenhouse (where the Sun's heat isretained to maintain a temperature higher than the outside). Global warming is simply whereby an increased proportion ofgreenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing an increased amountof energy to be retained, with the effect of warmer climate. Theadditional greenhouse gases are man-made, or as a result of man'sactions. The effect, other than warmer climate, includes; . Polar ice caps melting . Which results in raised sea levels . Which results in flooding . Which results in coastal erosion . Which results in cold fresh water being released into the NorthAtlantic . Which may result in air current changes supplying Europe withwarm temperatures . Which may result in ecological consequences as yet unknown . Which reduces the space available at the poles . Which has known ecological consequences . Droughts . Permafrost (a sort of frozen peat) melting . Which results in methane being released . Which accelerates the greenhouse effect further (as methane isa greenhouse gas) . Which may result in a runaway greenhouse effect . Decreased solubility of CO2 . CO2 is released from the oceans into the atmosphere . This may also cause a runaway greenhouse effect (MORE)
Floods can certainly happen without global warming, and they have happened many times in recorded history, however, it is true that global warming does increase the number and severity of floods. Greater warmth leads to more water evaporating, and more water in the air means you can have larger amou…nts of rain, which can result in more flooding. (MORE)
The only way to reverse the effects is to: . Stop burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).Combustion releases greenhouse gases. . Change to renewable energy (solar, wind, water, hydro, tidaland wave, geothermal, ocean thermal, biomass, biofuel and hydrogen). . Plant billions of trees to… replace the destroyed forests. (MORE)
Tides are the result of gravitational forces between the Earth and moon. Global warming would little effect on tidal patterns although sea levels can be affected by global warming.
All of the Antarctic you can see is melting away. The countries aregetting warmer because they dont have water to sustain them.Countries become unbearable to live in because of the heat andeventually the world becomes a huge desert, all life dies, and overthe next few thousands or perhaps millions o…f years, what we usedto know as earth becomes just another sun in the universe. (MORE)