The increase in temperature is the leading cause of melting ice in the Arctic. This might be a problem for plants as well as animals that are living at lower altitude, as the melting of ice is creating a sunny situation of Arctic biota.
Global warming is one of the major problems that the entire world is facing right now. The side effects that global warming bring to the living being are quite scary. The effects of global warming are real and are immeasurable. It is really sad that if we can’t take care of the earth, we need to face severe consequences such as disappearing lakes, long icebergs, freak allergies, chronic skin diseases and so on. Global warming can be defined as the increase in surface temperature of the earth due to greenhouse gas. Below are some of the interesting facts of global warming that everyone should know about.
1. Arctic in flush
The increase in temperature is the leading cause of melting ice in the Arctic. This might be a problem for plants as well as animals that are living at lower altitude, as the melting of ice is creating a sunny situation of Arctic biota. The plants in Arctic region get trapped in ice throughout the year. When the ice melts, the plants start to grow resulting in a biological bloom in the Arctic in recent years.
2. Increase in allergies
Global warming is one of the reasons behind different kinds of allergies seen these days. More and more people started suffering from seasonal allergies, due to increase in carbon dioxide level and high temperature associated with global warming. Due to global warming, plants bloom earlier and produce more pollen. Due to this, the seasonal allergies last longer making the life of people miserable.
3. There may not be enough water to drink
The mountain snow-packs provide nearly 75% of the water in many countries. The existing snow gets melted due to global warming, resulting in reduced snowfall. There are numerous countries that depend totally on the snow.
4. Food is harmed and made more expensive
Global warming is potentially damaging the food supply, resulting in expensive crops. The society’s agriculture is damaged, as the freeze dates occur much before or later than they did years ago.
5. Speed satellites
The key reason behind the carbon dioxide emission is the effects that reach earth with a twist. It is a known fact that the air in the outermost layer of the atmosphere is very thin. But, the air molecules create a drag that slows down the satellites. The amount of CO2 there is increasing, and the CO2 molecules in lower atmosphere release energy in the form of heat, as they collide. With more CO2 in the outer atmosphere, more cooling occurs and causes the air to settle.
6. Heating up the forest fires
With glaciers and mountains melting down, global warming seems to cause forest fire in different countries. More wildfires have blazed across the earth, burning a number of forests. Scientists and researchers have correlated this problem with global warming.
More storms and floods
In order to forecast the increasing effect of temperature on precipitation, scientists make use of climate model. By using the climate model, they found that severe storms and floods are occurring these days due to global warming. Hurricanes, which were once in category 4, are occurring twice often than they used to be.
Apart from the above said facts, there are numerous other facts of global warming, such as – heat waves, drought, more diseases, financial setbacks, war and conflicts, damage of ecosystem and so on.
Jack Dawson is an environmentalist and author. He wrote many articles on global warming and its adverse effects. You can find a number of tips in his articles on how to protect the environment from the negative effects of global warming.