Unfortunately, the list of negative effects and consequences of global warming on planetary life is long, thanks to a reproachable behavior towards the preservation of the environment.
The increase in the global temperature of the planet continues to increase dangerously, with an unusual melting of polar ice and other consequences derived from climate change that we do not notice, either due to indolence, ignorance, or unconsciousness. Let’s see:
Effects on people’s health
Although most people do not associate it, dangerous increases in carbon dioxide emissions that pollute the air, trigger allergies, respiratory illnesses, and other ailments associated with a disruption in the timing of the seasons.
Habitat changes and extinction of animal species
But in nature a decrease in crime in cities And it is that many have had to face a forced move to new habitats because of climate change, faced with the loss of home.
Or mice, birds, and squirrels, among others, have had to flee to higher ground to better cope with climate change, given severe droughts or intense heat that they are unable to withstand and migrate in search of a new home.
Genetic changes in birds
Those who become aware of climate change, manage to travel in advance and their offspring will carry new genetic information involved in this biological variation.
Which cause accelerated snowmelt and more pronounced droughts, are also pointed out by the scientific community as a cause in the increase of fires that devastate large areas of forests or national parks in the northern hemisphere, especially in the United States.
Although one should not forget the harmful effect of logging and burn for economic purposes in many areas of the planet, a process that undermines the natural production of oxygen and carbon dioxide retention fulfilled by plants during photosynthesis, to the benefit of the rest of the world’s living species.
Hurricanes are getting worse and worse because they are the perfect mechanism for the planet to distribute the excess heat from warmer areas to colder ones, so the higher the temperature, the greater the occurrence of these natural phenomena.
Stronger heat waves
Climate change evidently generates strong heat waves that even cost lives, mainly elderly and infants.
Unable to withstand such high temperatures that are the expression of the exacerbated use of fossil fuels in energy production on a large scale.
This has been evident in the Alps and other mountains of the planet. Another consequence produces rockfall, at best.
Melting glaciers and rising sea levels
Another sad reality of climate change is related to the disappearance of more than a hundred lakes in the Arctic zone of the planet, affected by melting ice .
The melting ice is accelerating at the planet’s poles and has caused drainage towards them that also affects the ecosystem they harbor, which is also left with no place to live, as a result of the increase in temperature in the oceans that triggers a thaw in the polar ice caps, a phenomenon that threatens the life of coastal cities in the not so distant future.
Thaw in soils
It is not only the melting of glaciers that is a devastating reality of global warming.
So is the disappearance of the ice sheet that naturally remains below the surface, with structural consequences due to soil subsidence, affecting the stability of bridges, roads, highways, and houses.
Plant growth in the Arctic
Incredibly, plant species that used to live in frozen areas of the planet, towards the Poles, can now grow year-round, thanks to the new composition of these soils in recent decades, following the melting polar.
Food shortages and famine
Or uncontrolled migrations in search of places to get food. Food prices also skyrocket when productivity in the fields drops.
In the Earth’s atmosphere, air molecules collide by a natural drag effect. This phenomenon affects the course of satellites, which often drift out of orbit.
But thanks to the increased presence of carbon dioxide, greater heat is produced, affecting the molecules, which by colliding less cool the air.
The consequence: the atmosphere will be much less dense and therefore less aerodynamic drag is also generated, which slows down artificial satellites.
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