80% of the heat in the planet's ecosystem is stored in the oceans, and more than 90% of the global warming (see link: infographic on where global warming is going - John Cook). The oceans have been generally getting warmer over the last 40 years (see link: ocean and global warming - John Cook). This effect can be measured directly by buoys that sink through the ocean, measuring water temperature at different depths, and indirectly through thermal expansion.
The oceans act as a heat sink and provide a damping effect on the increase in atmospheric temperatures due to global warming. Unfortunately, this means that atmospheric temperatures are likely to continue to rise for some time even if we we manage to stabilise greenhouse gases. However the more greenhouse gases we realease, the higher the final temperature will eventually be.
global warming. and pollution.
Global warming is increasing, meaning melting the glaciers. The temperature is warming up and causing the glaciers to melt.It is melting them causing ocean water levels to get higher.
because global warming makes the earth hotter and weather will be hot and get higher and higher
Some organisms have adapted to very precise environments, also the melting of the ice caps means animals that require ice will not survive. However i must add that global warming hasn't been proving, as the average global temperature fluctuates massively and over 100 years ago the average global temperature was higher then it is now, even 1000s of years ago it was higher
The tolerance of human swine influenza is higher and less serious in terms of danger to health than global warming. Global warming is the increase in the avergae temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Swine influenza affects a vast population of the humans and clearly does not have any relation to global warming as yet.
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.
global warming causes the sea to become higher temperatures, which are not suited for seahorses as they only live in certain temperatures, as well as more pollution and harmful substances. There is absolutely no evidence that global warming is warmiing the ocean's temps at all.
global warming causes higher sea levels which may cause floods in low lying countries :O
In order for the earth to remain livable, the amount of energy going in and out from the earth must be equal. Global warming is the increase of average temperature, and radiation balance is when the balance between energy coming into the earth and the amount of energy going out of the earth are equal. We have more energy coming in than out, so temperatures are higher then usual. This is global warming.
Yes, Americans and most other nationalities are causing Global Warming.
Polar Bears are at high risk of global Warming along with Arctic penguins and other varieties of animals.
Burning the rainforests releases more carbon dioxide which captures radiated heat in the atmosphere, leading to higher temperatures (more global warming).
The ice is melting, so the seas get higher. :P
The white possum. This creature was the first animal to go extinct because of global warming. Its extinction was caused by the heat wave of global warming bringing temperatures higher than the possums could cope with.
Some people imagine that global warming simply means slightly warmer winters and milder summers, overlooking the fact that if average temperatures rise around the globe, some areas will experience much higher temperatures, but other areas may even become colder. Some people imagine that global warming means higher food production will be possible, ignoring the fact that more prolonged droughts will reduce the food production in some areas, as will more frequent severe floods in other areas. People who think that global warming is good look to what they imagine to be the advantages of global warming, but overlook, or are unaware of, the harm that it can cause.
Scientists theorize that higher global temperatures are do to the greenhouse effect.
Global warming will not affect the tides, which are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon. There will be more water in the oceans, of course, so a high tide will be higher than before.
Some areas may see lower temperatures, depending on how ocean currents shift, but the majority of the world will see higher temperatures from global warming.
The higher the fossil power plant efficiency the less input fossil fuel burning and hence the less green house gas emissions and accordingly the less global warming.
Not right now, but if global warming starts then the antarctic and north pole will begin to melt which will increase the waters surface and will get higher and higher and flood every land in sight but its unlikely to happen and global warming is far off. so do not worry about it!
Global warming would increase due to higher CO2 levels is the correct answer.
Global warming caused by the green house effect has raised the temperature of the oceans so high that the coral get sick and die. Even a rise of one degree in the average water temperature can hurt the coral. Due to global warming, 1998 was the hottest year in the last six centuries and 1998 was the worst year for coralHello! When global warming heats up the world, it melts the ice-caps. When it does so it will eventually freeze over the ocean's surface. After a wile it will once again melt, and when it does so the oceans sea level will get higher. The corals need sunlight to survive so if the sea level rises, the sunlight will not be able to reach the corals causing them to die...Paige :)Globle warming is killing coralreefs.Any significant warming would cause some coral to die (where the water gets too warm or too deep) and enable others to thrive (where cold water warms and shallows become covered).
Water vapour is a greenhouse gas, so it contributes to global warming. However, the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere depends on the existing temperature, being higher when the temperature is already higher and lower when the temperature is already lower, so is regarded as a greenhouse enhancer. When other greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, increase the average global temperature, water vapour will enhance that effect, increasing the temperature a little further. Water vapour is effective as a greenhouse gas at specific infrared frequencies, so that heat continues to be lost freely at other frequencies, but may be blocked by carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases. The effect on temperature of different greenhouse gases cannot be assumed to be simply additive.
According to the World Weather Information Service, the temperature in Manaus fluctuated between 30 and 33 degrees Celcius (86-91 degrees Fahrenheit) from 1961 to 1990. This might be slightly higher now due to global warming.
Clouds are one of the big unknowns about global warming as they can have a range of effects, warmer temperatures caused by global warming will result in higher rates of evaporation and therefore will result in higher cloud cover. in turn higher cloud cover can increase night time temperatures by acting as insulation and preventing heat escaping the atmosphere during the night. At the same time clouds can reflect sunlight resulting in reduced daytime temperatures. the local impact of clouds will depend on the humidity of an area.