Facts About Climate Change

Facts About Climate Change

It is no doubt that climate change is real. Melting ice in Antarctica is proof of climate change. According to scientists, the global temperature will continue to rise in the coming years. Climate change is also referred to as global warming. It relates to the rise in the average surface temperature of the earth. Climate change is primarily due to fossil fuels that release carbon dioxide in the air. The gases trap the heat within the atmosphere leading to the range of effects.

 

  • The temperature will continuously rise: The temperature will continue to grow in the coming years as the ozone is depleting day by day. The magnitude of climate change depends upon the amount of heat-trapping gases emitted globally and how much sense is earth to those emissions.

 

  • The frost-free season will increase: Heat-trapping gas emissions will continue to grow, which will lead to an increase of month or more in the frost-free season. The most substantial increases are occurring in the western United States. It leads to affecting the agriculture and ecosystem. The increases will be reduced if the heat-trapping gas emissions are reduced in amount.

 

  • Sea level will rise: In the next several decades, the sea level will continue to rise. The global sea level has been increased to 8 inches after 1880. It will increase to 1 to 4 feet in 2100. It is the result of rising seawater by melting ice. Ocean waters will continue to warm, and seawater will continue to grow for many centuries.

 

  • The Arctic will become ice-free: As we are already seeing that the ice is wiping out of the Arctic due to the rising temperatures caused by global warming.

 

  • Hurricanes will become intense: The frequency, duration, and intensity of storms have all increased since the 1980s. The contribution of human and natural resources to hurricanes is a bit uncertain.

 

  • More droughts: The risen temperatures have led to an increase in hot waves across the globe. It is leading to more droughts everywhere. Droughts and heatwaves are to become more intense, while cold waves to become less severe.

 

  • Precipitation matters change: The spring and winter precipitation is reflected in the northern United States. The recent trend of heavy rainfall will continue in the coming years.