The consequences of Climate Change are in some ways less definable than the causes. It seems odd that such large symptoms of change such as rising sea levels, glacier escape, and Arctic shrinkage somehow manage to filter down so that when associates of western civilization securely tucked away in houses and flats look at the effects they are so distant as to become invisible.
Increasing sea levels: Rising sea levels are an easily considerable impact of Climate Change. As Polar ice melts down the drinking water created obviously must go somewhere. Aside from that ice which connects inland drinking water tanks, much-melted ice connects the pool of the oceans. Most people misunderstand the impact of polar meltdown and consider that this addition to our oceans creates the overall rise in sea levels.
Saltwater intrusion: Agricultural products of low-lying areas around the world will face deficits. Development of fruits and vegetables is dependent on a constant set of environmental conditions.
Beach erosion: A major additional effect of increasing sea levels is massive beach erosion. Our Colorado vacationer will find the endless stretches of exotic seashores he enjoys on his winter vacation have withered away to a few hundred yards here and there.
Acidic Oceans: Our Oceans are the Earth’s biggest sink for the absorption of CO2 from our environment. As excess CO2 is addressed, the oceans to balance the ecosystem have become overloaded with CO2. This has led to the development of mild carbonic acid and is known as ocean acidification.
Increased rainfall: If we increase the temperature of the air it can absorb more moisture in the form of water vapor. If we cool the air that the steam becomes liquid and falls to the earth as rain. The higher the quantity of water vapor the atmosphere absorbs the greater the amount of rainfall we will receive during the normal process of attaining a dew point or other yardstick of precipitation. This increased rainfall results in greatly increased erosion.
Climate Change has already reduced the quality of life for the world’s lowest individuals. Craving for food and starvation on the African continent is its greatest reality. Changes in potency of diseases and viruses is evident. Some studies like those about wheat germ and diabetes can show statistics of how environment affect our overall health and coping systems. If Climate Change is ignored and, shall we say, allowed to flourish, we the winning percentage of the Earth’s human population living in first level countries may very well be a part of increased human suffering.