Global warming is a very popular phenomenon at the moment. Experts have actually come to the conclusion that it has finally started. The question that remains is to discover is how it will affect the lives of all the earths' inhabitants.
A Closer Look at Global Warming
Global warming is essentially just what its name suggests. It is a warming of the earth's atmosphere but not just a simple warming of the weather. The earth's climate regulates every other thing on a worldwide basis. This includes things such as: the oceans, the temperatures, the storms, the deserts and even the rainforests.
Due to the over-consumption of fuel sources such as gas, oil and coal, the earth's climate is rising abnormally. Pollution for such fuels has resulted in huge amounts of carbon dioxide being trapped within the atmosphere of the earth. The accumulation of "greenhouse gasses" has changed the way and manner in which nature controls and regulates the temperatures of the earth. The increase in these amounts of gasses also increases the earth's temperature too.
What's A Few Degrees Matter?
The warming of the earth may seem to be no cause for concern but the rise of temperature for a simple degree or so can result in a melting of the ice caps at the earth's extremes. Melting of the polar ice caps will also result in the flooding of cities which are near waterways. These cities include cities that are near water bodies such as Bangkok, New Orleans and London. A lot of people will lose their homes and places of work to the incoming waters.
This isn't all. A huge portion of the best arable land is located in low lying areas which are in regions that may be susceptible to global flooding. Whenever the seas rise, most if not all of this fertile land will be flooded over by water from the oceans. A lot of people worldwide will lose their primary source of growing any food.
One more industry that will be at risk is the fishing industry. With the subsequent rise in ocean water levels,...