Be Aware of the Early Warning Signs of Global Warming

For many people, global warming is just a theory but others would call it a proven set of facts. Opinions differ strongly and we always need a proof before we believe. Let me share some facts and decide for yourself if global warming is still a tell-tale of schemed lies.

There are FINGERPRINTS of global warming. These are direct manifestations of a widespread and enduring trend toward warmer global temperatures

The subsequent events are identified as global warming fingerprints:

Heat waves and periods of extraordinarily warm weather

Frequent and severe heat waves cause to increase in heat-related illnesses and death, especially in urban areas and among the ill, elderly, the young, and the poor.

Ocean warming, coastal flooding and sea-level rise

Warmer temperatures, increase ocean heat content, and cause ocean water to expand. Mostly as a result of these effects, sea level globally has risen 4 to 10 inches over the past 100 years. Local land sinking and/or uplift due to geologic forces and coastal development will also affect the rate of coastal land loss.

Glaciers melting

Many glaciers at lower latitudes are now vanishing, and scientists predict that, under some possible warming scenarios, the majority of glaciers will be gone by the year 2100.

Arctic and Antarctic warming

Parts of Alaska, Canada, Siberia, and the Antarctic have been experiencing warming well above the global average for the past few decades. This development fits climate model predictions for a world with escalating levels of greenhouse gases.

What is Harbingers?

Harbingers are incidents that foreshadow the types of impacts likely to become more common and widespread with continued warming. And the following events are recognized as global warming harbingers:

Spreading disease

Most of us don’t know that warmer temperatures allow mosquitoes to extend their ranges and increase both their biting rate and their ability to infect humans. They transmit diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

Earlier spring arrival

In many parts of the world spring now arrives earlier. Proof of this comes from earlier thaw dates for lakes and rivers; earlier dates for plant leafing and blooming; and earlier animal egg-laying, spawning and even migration.

Animal and plant range shifts and population changes

Animals and plants generally react to consistently warmer temperatures by moving to higher latitudes and elevations. New studies show that some species have already started to shift their ranges, consistent with warming trends. If warming occurs faster than they can take action or if human development presents barriers to their migration many populations and species may become more vulnerable to extinction.

Coral reef bleaching

In 32 countries dramatic Reefs bleaching in 1997-98 has been experienced. Water that is warmer than normal by only 2 to 3 °F (1.1-1.6 °C) has been linked to bleaching. Other factors include nutrient and sediment overspill, pollution, coastal development, dynamiting of reefs, and natural storm damage.

Heavy snowfalls, downpours, and flooding

A warmer climate will bring an increase in rainfall worldwide, especially during winter and in mid- to high latitudes. On top of these, more precipitation is projected to fall in downpours and heavy snowstorms leading to increased flooding and damages. Not only climate change increases the risk of flooding, but also human changes in land use and land cover can also contribute to the growing risk of flooding.

Droughts and fires

As the climate heats up, droughts are expected to become more severe and frequent in some locations. Continual drought makes wildfires more likely, and crops and trees more susceptible to pest infestations and disease.

The basis of global warming is that industrial growth coupled with non-structured schemes we as humans use to uphold ourselves has created a situation where our planet is getting warmer by the minute. We have apparently negatively affected our environment and if we don’t take necessary action, we are increasing the damage to our ecosystem.

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5 Responses

  1. I can not agree with you in 100% regarding some thoughts, but you got good point of view.

  2. another info-post…salamat…tama ka ..nararamdaman na natin ang mga external markings na ito…

  3. Check this site out for the latest on the Antarctic temps.
    http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?Nid=64259&ntid=57&subid=38474&nlid=459316&tbl=Subs&pwd=u6t79a

    They seem quite disappointed really. I wonder how they justify the predictions?

    There might be global warming or cooling but the important issue is whether we, as a human race, can do anything about it.

    There are a host of porkies and not very much truth barraging us everyday so its difficult to know what to believe.

    I think I have simplified the issue in an entertaining way on my blog which includes some issues connected with climategate and “embarrassing” evidence.

    In the pipeline is an analysis of the economic effects of the proposed emission reductions. Watch this space or should I say Blog

    http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

    Please feel welcome to visit and leave a comment.

    Cheers

    Roger

    PS The term “porky” is listed in the Australian Dictionary of Slang.( So I’m told.)

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