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6 Ways Global Warming Damages Our World

Submitted by solomon on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:04
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Though you may not agree, global warming affects all of us, whether you live in the centre of a city or in the middle of a forest. These will at first be relatively small changes, but small things lead to huge problems.

Agriculture

As global temperatures rise farming is getting trickier. Some crops just can’t survive in this heat and die, meaning we can’t eat them.

Heatwaves

Another consequence of global temperatures rising is that we get a lot more heatwaves.  As well as being unpleasant, they are extremely dangerous especially for the elderly.

Flooding

As ice caps melt sea levels rise which means an increased risk of flooding causing devastation.

Mosquitoes

Winters around the world are getting warmer and warmer, therefore, mosquitoes live for a longer time. This means that there is a higher risk of catching the deadly diseases they carry such as malaria.

Hydroelectricity

As weather patterns get harder to predict, it might be harder to produce hydroelectricity. Increased flooding means that water levels might become uncontrollable.

Nuclear power plants

Extreme weather caused by climate change means that nuclear power plants could get damaged - the results of this will be terrible.

By Josephine