Climate Change Effects

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Lab Report Question: How does climate change lead to increased warming oceans causing krill die off. Introduction What is climate change? Climate Change is when a significant and lasting change in global climate patterns form, which attribute to the increase levels of carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. This is something that is happening everyday because of the everyday actions in our lives. Climate change is happening all around the earth and we should rethink our actions. In this report, you will learn how climate change leads to increased warming of the oceans causing krill die off and other climate change consequences. What happens because of climate change? When climate change occurs there are a few major effects that are critical to climate change. First the sun passes through the clear atmosphere with its solar rays which then reach the earth's surface. Then, about 70% of the sun’s solar rays are absorbed by the earth surface making the temperature rise while the rest go back into the atmosphere. Some of the rays escape back out into space, while some are absorbed by gases in the atmosphere. These gases are important because they allow the sun to heat the earth and then the gases get trapped, making the earth warmer. They trap the heat like a big blanket to maintain the planet at a stable temperature. This process is called the greenhouse effect. The main gases are mostly carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane. The problem now is that we are adding too much greenhouse gas to the atmosphere, especially carbon dioxide. These additions of carbon dioxide are known as carbon emissions. As the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere increases more and more heat ... ... middle of paper ... ...ry that is very demanding of krill and their habitat. The fisherman catch so much krill at once that the krill cannot keep up with the reproduction and the number of krill is decreasing every week. People should monitor how much krill they are catching so they don’t extinct the animal. Also there are other life forms that humans like you and me do to slow down and decrease climate change. One way is we could unplug unused appliances to conserve energy. Lastly, using a transportation system like hybrid cars, public transportation, or bicycle riding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Conclusion Overall climate change is happening all around the earth and there are major issues that people should addresses like warming oceans causing krill die off. There is still so much that we need to learn about all of this about our earth and how we can take care of it.

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