The Effects Of Global Warming On The World Essay

1477 Words Mar 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction:
In the past few years, temperatures around the world have increased significantly as a result of the phenomenon labelled as global warming. According to reports, the first decade of this century was the hottest ever recorded (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2016). This is happening as a result of gas emissions, as the gas that has been released into the atmosphere is storing the heat energy from the sun and therefore warming the earth itself (Wwf.org.au, 2016). The rise in temperature as a result of global warming is greatly impacting the world and its inhabitants. Sea levels around the world are rising because of thermal expansion and the melting of the Polar Ice Caps (Climatehotmap.org, 2016). Studies have concluded that ocean levels are reportedly rising steadily 0.04 to 0.1 inches per year (Oceanservice.noaa.gov, 2016), so if nothing is done to stop the process of thermal expansion, many coastal communities will be destroyed as a result of flooding and erosion. Global warming is also affecting weather events today in that the added heat energy is fuelling weather events and making them more severe.
From this information, it can be seen that the rise in temperature all over the world is a cause for concern, as the 40% of the world who live in coastal communities will be negatively affected by the factors listed above. This report will be outlining the affect rises in temperatures have on sea levels and weather events as well as the impact this will have on…

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