Global Warming Effects on Hawaii

explanatory Essay
1211 words
1211 words

Global warming affects the ocean water level because of the raising temperatures; it causes the icebergs to melt which adds more water in the ocean. This poses a threat to Hawaii and other islands because Hawaii is made up of islands, which are small and surrounded by water. This leaves us at risk for many things with the reef and the people. Global warming has some very potential impact on Hawaii’s environment, health, economy and natural resources. With the environment if the sea level raises our reefs are at risk. With out our reefs our beaches have no protection against the pounding waves. Also it hurts the reef cause if the water rises that means the sun needs to get through more water, which means the reef wont get as much sunlight for them to survive. With economy global warming poses a big threat on it. With the reefs being exposed to less sunlight and letting the waves pound our beaches, it threatens our economy because our state makes its profit off of tourism. Which means if our beaches start to go away then the tourism will start to decrease and less money will be coming in to the state. Along with this the fish that live around the reef may start to die off cause the reef isn’t doing good so the life around will react the same way. Reef fish population will start to drop until they adapt and hopefully the reef can too. With the rising sea level it has already submerged a northwest island in the Hawaii region. This island goes by the name of whale skate. This island has disappeared and the rest of the islands up in that region are at steak for being under water. The islands are housing wildlife that are found nowhere in the world except these islands and most of these animals are endangered. Working with global warm... ... middle of paper ... (NCDC). N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. . "Sources." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. . "The Causes of Global Warming." The Causes of Global Warming. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2013. . "U.S. Tropical Islands Impacts & Adaptation." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. . "global warming, climate change, earth and environment news from Scientific American." global warming, climate change, earth and environment news from Scientific American. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2013. . MLA formatting by

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that global warming affects the ocean water level because of the rising temperatures. this poses a threat to hawaii and other islands because they are small and surrounded by water.
  • Explains that global warming has a potential impact on hawaii's environment, health, economy, and natural resources.
  • Explains that the rising sea level has already submerged a northwest island in the hawaii region. the rest of the islands are at steak for being under water.
  • Explains that climate change causes the weather to act up, causing droughts in north america and affecting our health as humans.
  • Explains that the effects of climate change on the hawaiian islands are worse than global warming. climate change makes tropical storms worse, which is a threat to our islands.
  • Explains that greenhouse gases are produced from transportation, industry, and electricity production. electricity production is the biggest part of the green house emition.
  • Explains that the number of wild brush fires is increasing due to the droughts, which cause the plants to become so dry that they become a fire hazard.
  • Opines that hurricanes are a threat to hawaii's health, since the island is in the middle of the pacific ocean.
  • Opines that the storm will hurt hawaii's economy in a big way. hawaii would have to rebuild as fast as possible to get back on its feet.
  • Explains that global warming is affecting the entire world, from america to the arctic. the polar bears' population is decreasing because of the melting ice.
  • Explains that the average plant temperature is rising about.8 celsius, causing more damage than scientists expected. a third of summer sea ice in the arctic has melted and the oceans are 30% more acidic.
  • Explains that greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming, since they allow direct sunlight to reach our earth's surface unimpeded. as the heat hits the surface long wave energy is being reradiated to the atmosphere.
  • Explains that global warming is like leaving the cup in the sun. the heat is too much, which causes the ice to melt fast.
  • Opines that in order for our plant to be like the cup in the shade where it is cool, we need to stop producing as much gases as we are today.
  • Opines that if we keep producing greenhouse gases at the rate that we are today, the cup (planet) will soon have more water in it than it started off with.
  • Opines that the people of the planet are entitled to help the plant survive as long as it can in good condition/health, and stop the rise of ocean levels to save the islands of hawaii and the other islands around the world.
  • Opines that the ice melting and rising sea level threatens hawaii's ecosystem, health, and economy.
  • Explains that their goal is to make the reader realize that we need to take care of our planet.
  • Describes the causes of global warming in national geographic's "causes of global warming."
  • Explains the effects of global warming on the environment. extreme weather, climate change. n.p., n.d. web. 5 dec. 2013.
  • Explains the "greenhouse gases." national climatic data center. n.p., n.d.
  • Explains the u.s. tropical islands impacts & adaptation from the environmental protection agency.
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