Effects of climate change

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  • Created on: 07-10-13 15:35
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  • Effect of global warming
    • Polar caps melting
      • Since 1976 the size of the summer polar ice cap in the Arctic has shrunk more the 20%.
      • The Antarctic peninsular has warmed, and 13000km2 of ice has been lost over the last 50 years
      • Rising sea levels
        • Thermal expansion of water
      • melting ice decreases ocean salinity mean less transfer of heat leading to no ocean current patterns
    • Glacier retreats
      • Rising sea levels
        • Thermal expansion of water
    • Change in global temperatures
      • For a hurricane to form to ocean surface must be over 26.5 degrees Celsius with increased global temperatures hurricanes will become more severe and more regular
      • melting ice decreases ocean salinity mean less transfer of heat leading to no ocean current patterns
    • Growth of deserts
    • Coral bleeching

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