Global Warming Effects On Climate Change

In today’s generation, the Earth is experiencing a climate change that is significantly changing the way humans, animals, and plants live and function. Due to global warming, temperatures on Earth are rising and it’s affecting life on land and in the ocean. During the 18th century of the Industrial Revolution, there was an increase in factories to help with manufacturing. Even though this improved the production of manufactured goods, the factories burned fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and gas, which released a chemical known as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In today’s society, humans rely on the burning of fossil fuels in their everyday use such as to drive their vehicles, heat their homes, power industries, and provide electricity. …show more content…
High temperatures and humidity can result in heat waves. If the temperature stays the same or does not cool down at night, this can be dangerous to human health and can lead to death (“Global Warming Effects,” 2011). According to the National Resource Defense Council (n.d.), thousands of people around the world die due to heat waves. Young children, elderly, and those who are sick cannot tolerate high temperatures and poor air quality. High temperatures and the increase in smog can affect those with “heart and respiratory disease” and asthma. Global warming is also contributing to diseases such as “malaria, dengue fever, tick-bone encephalitis, and diarrheal illnesses.” Insects such as mosquitoes are carrying illness and viruses that can weaken human life, especially those in high elevated regions. An increase in carbon dioxide can cause plants to grow fast and produce potent allergen. In these plants, there is a disease that includes allergen which can cause chronic illnesses. Not only can global warming effect human health from diseases and illnesses, it can also injure them from extreme weather events. Global warming increases hurricanes, rising sea levels, floods, droughts, fires, and rainstorms that put people’s lives at risk. For example, Hurricane Katrina forced millions of people to evacuate. This hurricane led to long term health problems and deaths. Houses can be destroyed by floods, extreme rainstorms, and fires that forces people to leave and find new shelter (“The Consequences of Global Warming,” n.d). In California, there is a severe drought that is limiting water usage in houses. Since global warming cause wildfires, lack of water can lead to larger wildfires and can destroy millions of homes. Global warming effects the way crops grow. In California, the drought and the limit on water is making it hard for farms to grow crops. Crops can also be destroyed if there are floods and

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