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The likely consequences of global climate change

The changes in the atmosphere cause it to retain more heat energy and warm up, but the
actual temperature changes are quite small and they are less than the temperature
fluctuations during the typical day. The mean global temperature has risen about

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Ocean Current Changes
The ocean currents are a complex interconnected system, largely driven by processes
that occur in the atmosphere. Wind causes surface water to move, evaporation caused
by warming causes water to flow to balance water levels and a change in the density of
surface water caused by heating…

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Ecological changes
Species may be affected directly by temperature changes or by the other changes that
the temperature rise causes.
Temperature rise may cause plants to grow faster. This could provide more food for
herbivores such as butterflies and moth caterpillars. But many plants produce
toxins that build up in…


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