The Harmful Effects Of Global Warming's Effect On The Environment

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The effects of global warming are the environmental and social changes caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases. There is a scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, and that human activities are the primary driver. Many impacts of climate change have already been observed, including glacier retreat, changes in the timing of seasonal events, and changes in agricultural productivity. Some major damaging impacts that global warming has on the environment are less fresh water availability, the spread of diseases and the causes of natural disasters. Global warming has damaging effects on the change in temperature which can result in the destruction of the oceans and therefore ruin the availability of fresh water supply."Even more…show more content…
It accelerates the spread of disease primarily because warmer global temperatures enlarge the geographic range in which disease-carrying animals, insects and microorganisms—as well as the germs and viruses they carry—can survive. Global warming has serious implications for all aspects of human life, including infectious diseases. Changes in the environment triggers human migration, causing disease patterns to shift. Global warming also effects the abundance and distribution of disease vectors and will cause changes in the epidemiology of infectious…show more content…
The results of the affects can alter both sources and sinks of greenhouse and chemically important gasses such as ozone. The changes contribute to biosphere-atmosphere feedback that attenuate or reinforce the atmosphere buildup of these gasses. Increases in solar UV radiation could affect terrestrial and aquatic biogeochemical cycles, thereby altering both sources and sinks of greenhouse and chemically-important trace gases e.g., carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), carbonyl sulphide (COS) and possibly other gases, including ozone. These potential changes would contribute to biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks that attenuate or reinforce the atmospheric build-up of these gases. Likely effects include an increase in smog in urban centres, and acid rain in rural areas. The effects of ozone depletion on global biogeochemical cycles, via increased UV-B radiation at the Earth 's surface, have continued to be documented over the past 4 years. In this report we also document various effects of UV-B that interact with global climate change because the detailed interactions between ozone depletion and climate change are central to the prediction and evaluation of future Earth environmental

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