Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation.
Effects of global warming :
The effects and impacts of global warming on the environment may include the continued rise in temperatures, rising sea levels and rising temperatures are causing the glaciers to melt soon. This combination of impacts will eventually cause many tropical low lying islands to become submerged.
Global warming is a direct result of the greenhouse gases that are collected in the Earth's atmosphere and this cause some of the emitted infrared solar radiation from preventing to entering the space. This causes the earth and cause the unbalancing of overheated earth, thus causing negative effects on the climate, such as the rising of the sea, the wetter and warmer Weather, windy, and the ice caps of the paterns. Some species of flora and fauna, along with ecosystems already under stress, will become extinct if we continue to sit back and do little to mitigate the situation.
The most important effects of global warming are numerous. Some of these effects are listed below:
- Rising temperatures of the world
- Rising sea levels
- Climate change
- Melting glaciers, polar ice and sea ice
- Bleaching of coral reefs
- Species extinction
Rising sea levels caused by two separate incidents, melting of polar glaciers and the expansion of sea water.
- Melting of polar glaciers : Due to the increase in the Earth's temperature, polar glaciers are monitored and have proven to melt and cut on the area. Glaciers are formed by landm, therefore, when they melt they add to the volume of the world's marine waters.
- Expansion of sea water : When the Earth's temperature rises, heat is transferred to our seas. This causes sea water to expand, thus raising sea levels. This increase in temperature in the sea has the negative effect of causing coral reefs to be bleached. This is the term given to reefs when algae and other marine life that live in the corals die, causes coral to lose its vivid colors.