Week 2

Placed by Dhanam Sivalingam 2020/Oct/12


Eco messenger:

Effects of climate change:

What are the main effects of climate change?

Increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, have increased wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns.


What are the 3 main impacts of climate change?

There are three major ways in which global warming will make changes to regional climate: melting or forming ice, changing the hydrological cycle (of evaporation and precipitation) and changing currents in the oceans and air flows in the atmosphere.


Climate change also alters the life cycles of plants and animals. For example, as temperatures get warmer, many plants are starting to grow and bloom earlier in the spring and survive longer into the fall. Some animals are waking from hibernation sooner or migrating at different times, too.

How does climate change affect animals?

Climate change has a significant direct effect on terrestrial animals, by being a major driver of the processes of speciation and extinction. ... Animals have had specific responses to climate changeSpecies respond to climate changes by migration, adaptation, or if neither of those occur, death.


How does climate change affect plant life?


Climate change affects the growth of plants in three ways. First, as CO2 levels increase, plants need less water to do photosynthesis. ... But a second effect counters that: A warming world means longer and warmer growing seasons, which gives plants more time to grow and consume water, drying the land.


Effects of climate change on humans

Climate change effects such as hunger, poverty and diseases like diarrhea and malaria, disproportionately impact children; about 90 percent of malaria and diarrhea deaths are among young children. Children are also 14–44 percent more likely to die from environmental factors, again leaving them the most vulnerable.

Effect of global warming on climate change, flora and fauna

Everything on planet Earth is interconnected, and when one thing is changed, it alters everything else. This is known as the butterfly effect, and it is seen everyday. How does global warming set off a chain reaction effects plants and animals around the world? Like humans, plants and animals need certain conditions to be comfortable and productive. If the thermostat at office is set too low, than a person gets cold and cannot work as well. The same thing happens with plants and animals. If it is too warm or too cold, they cannot reproduce at the same rate. When plants slow down there growth, they are not replenished rapidly enough to support all the animals which usually feed on them. Fewer plants means that area can support fewer plant eating animals. Less plant eaters leads to a decrease in the number of predatory animals. If the growth of the trees are affected than the entire food chain is thrown off balance. Humans are a part of the food chain as well, and when we kill off plants and animals through the changes in the climate we have brought about, we ultimately shorten our own life.



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