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Unless the world stops burning fossil fuels that are fueling global warming, irreversible changes in the Arctic could have disastrous effects for the people that live there and for the rest of the planet, researchers warned.

Animals affected due to Global Warming

Animals Affected Due to Global Warming

Animals affected due to Global Warming

Main Highlights

  • Burning fossil fuels lead to havoc of global warming, irreversible changes in the Arctic could have disastrous effects for the people that live there and for the rest of the planet.
  • Some of the changes include Changes in Arctic ecosystems causing ice melting, rising sea levels, eroding coastal areas, thawing permafrost and the shifting of areas where plants and animals live.
  • Temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius above the seasonal average registered over the Arctic Ocean, delaying the annual recovery of sea ice.
  • Study highlights the importance of having the right laws and systems in place so Arctic communities can make collective decisions about how best to face up to climate change.

About Global Warming

  • Global Warming is the increase of Earth’s average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth. This is a type of greenhouse effect.

Definition of Anthropogenic Climate Change

  • It refers to the production of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity. By examining the polar ice cores, scientists convinced that human activity has increased the proportion of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which has skyrocketed over the past few hundred years.
Image of Anthropogenic climate change

Image of Anthropogenic Climate Change

Image of Anthropogenic climate change

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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