Consequences of Global Warming Mindmap

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  • Created by: J.E.C.
  • Created on: 11-01-14 17:36
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  • If present trends in global warming continue...
    • Polar Ice Caps Melt - causing extinction of plants & animals and a rise in sea levels
    • Thermal Expansion - sea level rise > flood low-lying land, major cities & fertile land. Salt extends further up rivers > difficult for plants to grow
    • Higher Temperatures - crop failure, only xerophytes able to survive > distribtion of animals changes. Only animals that feed on xerophytes and adept to hot, dry conditions would survive.
    • Greater rainfall / intense storms > disturbance in climate patterns > distribution of plants/animals changes.
    • Life cycle & populations of insect pests would alter > tropical diseases could spread to the poles.

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