The Effects of Global Warming

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The Effects of Global Warming The CO2 levels in the atmosphere are increasing faster and faster because of the boom in cars, planes etc. These use fossil fuels which are non renewable and also harm the environment by releasing harmful gases. Global warming doesn’t just warm the earth, some countries can face wetter or colder, drier or warmer climates. And more floods the number of people being flooded each year will increase from 13 million to 94 million. You might think the warmer climate won’t be that bad but it's not all good news and as with the predictions for the rest of the world, one of the most worrying things is the uncertainty. The effects of global warming on the: Isle of Man Global warming will affect the Isle of Man. The tides will rise over 1½ meter in 50 years. That will mean the government will have to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on sea defences. More waves will go over barriers e.g. Douglas prom. It will also mean a higher tide and the erosion of cliffs would increase tenfold. That could also put some towns at risk and endanger 100s of people and a lot of homes. The UK The 1½-meter rise will also drastically change the coastline of Britain. There will be hundreds of ‘lost towns’ along the coasts of the UK, which will be completely submerged by 2050. Over the next 100 years, the average annual temperature in the south of the UK is predicted to rise by around 3.5 to ... ... middle of paper ... ...increases in North America, China, Argentina and much of Europe and decreases in Africa, the Middle East and particularly India. There will be more places where malaria will flourish. About 290 million more people will be at risk by the 2080s, particularly in China and central Asia. There will also be other explosions in the parasite population. There will also be new mutant hybrid bugs and insects. The amount of water available from rivers may change due to changing rainfall patterns. There could be less available in Australia, India, southern Africa, South America, Europe and the Middle East, and more available in North America, Asia and central eastern Africa. By 2080, about 3 billion people will have more problems with their water supplies. About 2.5 billion people will have more water than they do now.

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