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What will the effects of global warming be?
October 12, 2010 9:02AM
It will affect the animals and plants.
CO2 and methane are building up in the atmosphere, and they are acting like a blanket around the Earth, stopping heat energy from the Sun escaping back into space. The temperature rie is about 0.06 C every 10 years, but enough to cause quite large changes in the Earth's climate.
One effect is an increase in severe and unpredictable weather, some people think that very high winds and extensive flooding is an example of this.
The ice caps at the north and south poles are also melting, this causes sea levels to rise, this will mean more lowlying shores will flood, for countries everywhere.
This will eventually mean that parts of or even whole countries will be submerged.
Hope this helps,