Sunday, November 1, 2015
Global warming: the silent killer
There are a lot of people who believe that global warming does not exist. These people are all wrong. Global warming does exist and can change this world tremendously. While global warming may not affect us, it will affect our descendants. According to www.livescience.com, the world will have the average temperature change by 1.4-5.8 degrees Celsius by the year 2100. This may not seem like much but it would cause for the polar ice caps to melt. If the polar ice caps melt, sea levels will rise because the ice on land will melt and add more water to the water bodies. This would also make the animals on the polar ice caps and on the coasts lose their habitat and may cause some animals to become extinct. This would also affect the coastal cities because the water will rise which recedes the coastline so there will be different coast lines and there will also be massive damage from this due to the destruction of the water and needed evacuation. Since the temperature will increase, the water temperature in the polar ice caps will also increase. There is a King Crab which has now migrated close to a continental slope. Within a few decades the water will be warm enough for the crabs to live on the shelf. The current wildlife has not had to live with predators such as the King Crab. When the crab moves onto the shelf, it will be like an all you can eat buffet which won't end well for the likes of the Sea Urchins and mollusks. If the waters were not warming up, the crab would not be able to live so close to the shelf already and would have stayed at the warmer waters. So global warming will not only affect us, but the wildlife which is around us.