Earth’s changing climate may result in melting ice caps and rising sea levels in the near future. Global warming may result in such strange effects as savage wildfires, 25-mile long icebergs, disappearing lakes, freak allergies, and the threat of long-gone diseases re-emerging.
Recent researches have revealed that lifestyle changes, pollution, higher carbon dioxide levels and warmer temperatures associated with global warming play a major role by prodding plants to bloom earlier, producing more pollen that makes you more susceptible towards allergies and asthma.
Global warming has serious effects on habitat and many animals have moved to greater elevations due to changes in their habitat caused by global warming. These have serious effects in threatening even Arctic species like polar bears, as the sea ice they dwell on gradually melts away.
Arctic melting due to global warming might cause problems for plants and animals at lower latitudes. But at the same time it creates a biological bloom in the Arctic. Plants seems to grow and higher levels of photosynthesis product chlorophyll was found in modern soils.
When lakes get permanently frozen ground thaws, the water in the lakes can seep through the soil, draining the lake, like pulling the plug out of the bathtub. When the lakes disappear, the ecosystems they support also lose their home gradually.
The rising temperature due to global warming causes glaciers to melt and in addition to that it causes thawing out the layer of permanently frozen soil below the ground’s surface. As a result, the ground shrink and occurs unevenly, sink holes and damage to structures such as railroad tracks, highways and houses and causes long-dormant diseases like smallpox to re-emerge.
Global warming starts the spring earlier and may change the regular migration time of animals in search of food. Therefore only better offspring survives the condition and this can ultimately change the genetic profile of the entire population as well.
Global warming increases the emission of carbon dioxide and have effects which the speed of the satellites that reach the space. The carbon dioxide molecules in the lower atmosphere release energy as heat when they collide and thus warming the air and the sparser molecules in the upper atmosphere collide less frequently thus cooling the air around them. With more carbon dioxide, more cooling occurs, causing the air to settle. Therefore atmosphere is less dense and creates less drag.
Global warming have also resulted in rebounding the mountains. For thousands of years, the weight of these glaciers has pushed against the Earth’s surface, causing it to depress. But now as the glaciers melt, the weight is lifting, and the surface slowly is springing back causing rebounding.
Rising seas, extreme weather and immediate effects of global warming tends to affect ancient monuments all over the globe. These can pose adverse effects on irreplaceable sites and have already damaged a 600-year-old site, Sukhothai, which was once the capital of a Thai kingdom due to the floods attributed with global warming.
Researchers have found that when spring arrives early causing an earlier snow-melt, forest areas become drier increasing the chance that they might ignite. In western states, more wildfires have blazed across the countryside, burning more areas as an adverse effect of global warming.