By Yael Calhoun, David Seideman
Even if weather adjustments have happened now and then within the far-off prior, the speed at which climatic alterations are happening seems expanding, inflicting issues that the surroundings and inhabitants of people and different animals may be adversely affected.
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They warned that along with global warming would come a larger phenomenon of climate change: ice would melt, seas would rise, storms would intensify and seasons would shift. These warnings, once reserved for the distant future, are quickly becoming the reality of the here and now. How Do Land Preservation Efforts Address the Problems of Global Warming? In the 20th century, the world’s average surface temperature rose by approximately 6°C (1°F)—a rate greater than in any period over the last 1,000 years.
The warming of tropical waters may contribute to the outbreak of animal (species-based) epidemics and may increase the spread of marine disease agents and parasites. One epidemic killed thousands of striped dolphins in the Mediterranean in the early 1990s. • Climate change is expected to disrupt many ecosystems by making them susceptible to invasion by non-native species. The anticipated spread of red fire ants throughout the southeastern United States, for example, could devastate native flora and fauna.
These estimates are based in part on the assumption that the CO2 fertilization effect will be fully realized and persistent in natural conditions. However, increased fire frequency and respiration could offset these gains in vegetation productivity. In addition, should the effect of CO2 on vegetation be less positive, the net effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems would be less positive or even negative. The response of ecosystems is likely to differ from east to west. In the eastern two-thirds of the country, the expected response is a northern shift in location.