Summers are becoming hotter, winters milder and shorter, hurricanes are getting stronger and more and more floods seem to be happening. Some parts of the world are in horrible droughts and there are disastrous wild fires waiting to happen. Some animals are finding it harder to get to food and people are finding that there are fewer animals to hunt. What could be causing these extreme changes; global warming. Global warming is the rising in temperature of earth’s atmosphere and oceans, and the idea that it will continue to rise. It is mainly caused by high amounts of greenhouse gas that are said to be produced by human activities, such as burning fossil fuels. Greenhouse gas traps heat and light from the sun in the earth’s atmosphere which in turn increases temperatures. Global warming and its effects are creating growing dangers for our environment and all of its inhabitants.
The video global warming 101 states that “Over the last century the earth’s temperature has gone up between 1.2 to 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit.” The tropical Atlantic Ocean is becoming warmer and it is actually increasing wind speeds. Wind speeds may increase enough to raise hurricane strengths to the next category. (National Geographic). Also warm weather means more rainfall. The sea levels are also rising, this is causing more floods. As the weather gets hotter it is causing more threats of wildfires. Higher temperatures cause drier conditions which make it easy for fires to be started and more difficult to control. The high temperatures are also making lightning strikes happen more often which can help spark wildfires.
While global warming continues it is affecting animals everywhere. The polar ice caps in the artic are melting causing problems for the native animals and people. Some animals are being forced to make radical changes to keep up with the effects of the warming weather. Animals such as, polar bears, whales and seals are being forced to change their feeding and migration...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document