Nothing Essay

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dhdehfdghfdghfdgfdperatures just a few degrees warmer than usual” (ibid.). Rounds 4 Small increases in the temperature can kill corals. There have been problems with corals dying in the past few years because of increased water temperatures. Other marine life may migrate northward or southward because the waters are warmer. The warm water would make them think that they were in their natural habitat, when they were actually migrating toward the poles. Food would be scarce in their new habitat. Another impact of global warming will be that some diseases are likely to be spread more easily. Mosquitoes are a major carrier of tropical diseases. They are commonly known for carrying malaria, cholera, and dengue fever. Malaria outbreaks are usually confined to “where the minimum winter temperature reaches no lower than 16 [degrees Celsius],” according to the World Wide Fund for Nature, an independent organization(www.panda.org/climate/climate_docs/health_factsheet/malria.htm). Scientists are beginning to notice that malaria outbreaks are occurring outside these places. They are attributing this to increased temperatures from global warming. Places such as California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, and New York have had more cases of malaria. People from these states know that the summers have been very hot and humid lately. Malaria mosquitoes thrive in hot and humid weather. Increased temperatures and more rain in some areas will cause hot and humid weather, which will allow for mosquitoes to migrate to new places and spread the disease. A study suggests “malaria transmission would increase from 45% of the globe to 60%, if atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases reach concentrations equivalent to a doubling of CO2 since Rounds 5 the industrial revolution” (ibid.). Cholera and dengue fever are also carried by mosquitoes and thrive in warm and moist climates. As with

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