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What is global warming going to do to us besides just make the weather warmer?

Posted by admin on June 28, 2012 in Global Warming with 17 Comments


Like, whats going to happen when Global Warming is complete? (besides warmer climate), and when will it be complete or like really bad?

And one more, what my family and I do at home to use less energy?

There will be many effects. Increased temperatures cause water to evaporate and form clouds more quickly, which will then rain more quickly. This will concentrate more rainfall in fewer places, causing floods in some areas and droughts in others. That’s one example.

These changes in precipitation will cause problems for plants which are adapted to the current climate. We’ll have to adjust as much as possible, growing crops in different areas than they’re grown now.

Various species will also have to adjust to the changing climate. Many will not be able to adjust rapidly enough, and will go extinct. This will cause serious problems in their ecosystems.

Increased temperatures also cause water to expand, which contributes to rising sea levels. Also contributing to this are melting land ice, mainly on Greenland and Antarctica.

As more ice melts, the planet will become less reflective (ice reflects sunlight, dark oceans absorb it). This will cause the planet to become even warmer. There is also large amounts of carbon trapped in bogs beneath the permafrost, which is now melting. If this carbon is released into the atmosphere, it will cause even further warming.

Etc. etc. Lots of bad stuff.

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  1. HarpmanJune 28, 2012 - 7:14 am #1

    Nothing not even that.
    References :

  2. Nickel JohannJune 28, 2012 - 7:22 am #2
  3. Alexander TJune 28, 2012 - 7:54 am #3

    Climate change is what is going to happen with Global Warming.We will probably have to adapt to many things. We might have plants and animals dieing because they are not in the place that they should be in. That will cause of to face starvation, but after a 10 years we might have new life forming like new plant coming to take the place that other plants were in. Another problem is that more people are maybe going to get skin cancer from the Sun ( The ozone layer might not protect that much anymore ). Health is one of the most serious things that people are going to be focusing on by that time. The air might not be that good because of the trees not being here. That cause people to get hard breathing problems. The water is another thing. The water may rise to 20ft if Antarctica melts. When we get extinct we are going to leave specimens of ourselves, which will create a animal like us.So many things are going to happen. I hope this happens in the year 2130 or beyond.

    To use less energy your family can hand clean clothes and other stuff like not using the lights when it is day time.

    Hope I answered you question good.
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  4. BaccheusJune 28, 2012 - 8:10 am #4

    More frequent heat waves.
    Some infectious diseases spread to new regions
    High concentrations of ground-level ozone exacerbate heart and respiratory ailments
    By the 2080s, high sea levels flood homes and properties of millions of people.

    There is not much an individual can do. Don’t drive more than you have to. Don’t be wasteful. Look for alternative energy sources. Don’t be boring, just be smart. Vote for the right people.
    References :
    Scientific American magazine

  5. Dana1981, Master of ScienceJune 28, 2012 - 8:44 am #5

    There will be many effects. Increased temperatures cause water to evaporate and form clouds more quickly, which will then rain more quickly. This will concentrate more rainfall in fewer places, causing floods in some areas and droughts in others. That’s one example.

    These changes in precipitation will cause problems for plants which are adapted to the current climate. We’ll have to adjust as much as possible, growing crops in different areas than they’re grown now.

    Various species will also have to adjust to the changing climate. Many will not be able to adjust rapidly enough, and will go extinct. This will cause serious problems in their ecosystems.

    Increased temperatures also cause water to expand, which contributes to rising sea levels. Also contributing to this are melting land ice, mainly on Greenland and Antarctica.

    As more ice melts, the planet will become less reflective (ice reflects sunlight, dark oceans absorb it). This will cause the planet to become even warmer. There is also large amounts of carbon trapped in bogs beneath the permafrost, which is now melting. If this carbon is released into the atmosphere, it will cause even further warming.

    Etc. etc. Lots of bad stuff.
    References :

  6. golden riderJune 28, 2012 - 9:22 am #6

    Well, it will melt the polar ice caps at the north and south poles which will raise the water levels world wide and reduce the land mass over the next 100 or 200 years and that will mean less space for us to live.
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  7. AJJune 28, 2012 - 9:35 am #7

    The polar icecaps will melt and flood all the major cities.
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  8. maS elcnUJune 28, 2012 - 10:21 am #8

    You will get addicted to Prozac as mandated by the government to "cure" the brainwash of GW syndrome.
    It is a scam.
    Enjoy life!

    My 2 cents.
    References :

  9. John FJune 28, 2012 - 10:34 am #9

    Think back 8,000 years ago when the Earth was going through another global warming phase and there were no cars and factories. Funny, that.

    ""Each year Government press releases declare the previous year to be the "hottest year on record." The UN’s executive summary on climate change, issued in January 2001, insists that the 20th century was the warmest in the last millennium.

    The news media distribute these stories and people generally believed them to be true. However, as most climatologists know, these reports generally are founded on ground-based temperature readings, which are misleading. The more meaningful and precise orbiting satellite data for the same period (which are generally not cited by the press) have year after year showed little or no warming.

    Dr. Patrick Michaels has demonstrated this effect is a common problem with ground- based recording stations, many of which originally were located in predominantly rural areas, but over time have suffered background bias due to urban sprawl and the encroachment of concrete and asphalt ( the "urban heat island effect").

    The result has been an upward distortion of increases in ground temperature over time(2). Satellite measurements are not limited in this way, and are accurate to within 0.1° C. They are widely recognized by scientists as the most accurate data available. Significantly, global temperature readings from orbiting satellites show no significant warming in the 18 years they have been continuously recording and returning data (1).""

    So go get a glass of ice cold lemonade, sit under a tree and enjoy the summer.
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  10. *maddy*June 28, 2012 - 10:57 am #10

    Global Warming is a myth. At least, the man-made kind is…
    Please check out this link. It will explain sooooo much and it’s pretty hilarious too. Also, very credible source. But one thing it doesn’t mention is the reversal of the magnetic pull of the Earth’s crust…this happens from positive to negative, and studies have shown that the reversals match up directly with every climate change we know of.

    oh sorry my computers wigging out it won’t attach right. anyways, did you ever consider that there’s a great big ball of fire in the sky? Yes, it’s true–the sun is hot! It may have something to do with heating the Earth.

    Plus, CO2 DOESN’T CAUSE RISES IN HEAT–HEAT CAUSES RISES IN C02! when temperatures increase, molecules in the atmosphere go through nuclear fusion and create CO2.

    the little things will save you energy. turn off water faucets when you’re brushing your teeth, don’t put on any unnecessary lights, keep a constant temp., shorter showers, etc.
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  11. geewhizJune 28, 2012 - 11:39 am #11

    MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO GROW FOOD, CREATE DISASTERS THAT ARE 10 TIMES LARGER AND MORE POWERFUL ALL OVER EARTH, RAINS TO DROWN EVERYTHING, MUD SLIDES TO COLLAPSE MOUNTAINS. HEAT SO HOT THAT THE STRUCTURES WE LIVE IN WILL BURN UP AND ALL FORESTS BURNED UP,EARTH QUAKES BIG ENOUGH TO TOPPLE CITIES, LATER HEAT SO HOT YOU CANT BREATH OUTSIDE. I’D SAY MAYBE A MILLION PEOPLE LEFT ON EARTH BY THEN, NOT COUNTING MY PROJECT.
    References :
    UNIVERSAL LOGIC

  12. nissanJune 28, 2012 - 12:19 pm #12

    what will happen;
    -cost for food/transport will increase
    -more people may experience lung/breathing problems
    -severe droughts
    -wars
    -more animals will be endangered or extinct

    what you can do;
    -get a low flow showerhead
    -put a plastic bottle in your tolet tank.It will save 1/2L per flush
    -unplug appliances not in use
    -get energy star appliances
    -replace incandescent light bulbs with cfl’s(compact flourescent lamp)
    -get a sub-compact/hybrid car
    -carpool or bike/walk
    References :
    my butt

  13. CrazyConservativeJune 28, 2012 - 12:33 pm #13

    Not much. First of all, there is no man made global warming. The current warming trend is natural, so we will not be able to slow or stop it.

    As for the effects, most will be positive. Longer growing cycles, more robust plant growth , less deaths from cold (more people die from cold exposure than heat), and most important, more days at the beach.

    Has anyone noticed that for the last 30 year sthe doom sayers keep telling us the world is coming to and end, and yet none of the prophesies are coming true.
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  14. radishJune 28, 2012 - 1:07 pm #14

    Another Answerer, Bohemia Garnet, a permaculturist from Idaho answered this.
    She details the effects in both Texas and Idaho.
    Horses are starving, the pasture is hardly growing, the potato crop is poor, they are experiencing severe fires.
    References :
    Me Lees question ‘How does GW affect your life’.in the category Environment-> global warming

  15. altruman2000June 28, 2012 - 1:45 pm #15

    Global warming is a fallacy. It is a political hoax created as a springboard into a discussion of social / moral issues.

    Most surveys show that when those who are skeptical of the validity of global warming are combined with those who completely deny its existence, that only 1 in 4 people believes that global warming is real.

    Any reasonable, thinking person with the most basic ability to consider issues and apply critical thinking sees that utilizing 150 – 200 years of meteorological data to draw conclusions about the atmospheric outcomes and influences on a planet that is estimated to be between 4.5 to 4.6 BILLION years old is anecdotal at best, and one might go so far as to say ludicrous.

    Imagine walking to the edge of the ocean, scooping water into a pitcher, seeing no fish in the pitcher and thereby concluding that there are no fish in the sea. Can you imagine such faulty logic and ill-drawn conclusions? That is global warming.

    So we are clear, that is not to say that if you are one of a dwindling number of people who can see (and are aware) beyond their own egos that we don’t have a responsibility to future generations. We should conserve and recycle simply because is the socially responsible thing to do. Very few will argue that point.

    You don’t need to be a scientist to see gaping flaws in the global warming theories.
    References :
    http://www.junkscience.com/Greenhouse/

    The Great Global Warming Swindle

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4328210425755723540&hl=en

  16. RossJune 28, 2012 - 2:17 pm #16

    There was another time in the earth’s history when global warming was caused by huge amounts of CO2 being released into the atmosphere by extreme volcanism, and raised the global average temperature by +/- 10 degrees.

    The result of that was the extinction of more than 95% of all life on earth, which is why it was called the Permian Mass Extinction.

    This happened over many thousands of years, best as we can tell. Warming right now is happening much faster.

    Global warming won’t be "complete", since warming and cooling happens in cycles.

    What we should be worried about is what happens to us in the very near future.

    Just one small example, a very real hypothetical situation: Global warming causes climate change in the American Midwest, which makes it a little bit more difficult to grow wheat and corn.

    Wheat and corn prices double, and since most food depends on wheat and corn, the price of food doubles.

    What kind of mayhem would that cause? Mass famine, disease, and competition for food supply, ie., war.

    Yes, things will get bad. They’re already getting bad. If you doubt that, take a trip to eastern Africa to see what climate change has done there.

    Yes, there are many, many things we can still do. All evidence points to the fact that human activity are a large part of what’s causing global warming. If this is the case, then we can do something about that. When our survival is on the line, humans are excellent at coming up with solutions, and that’s cause for hope. There are many web resources if you want to find info on what you can do about climate change.

    If global warming were completely natural, as many people seem to think, then we’re really in trouble.
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  17. Shady WJune 28, 2012 - 3:01 pm #17

    Hillary… Before you buy into the Global Warming illusionary razzle dazzle consider that, as evidenced by the numerous UNSUPPORTED answers posted to your question, only two provide any sources for their answers, and altruman posted from two different sources.

    You can infer from this that it is just another "make believe" issue that a handful of emotionally unbalanced liberals have latched onto and run their uneducated, unresearched, and therefor ignorant, mouths about.

    Do some research. Global warming is a socio-political farce, nothing more.
    References :
    Balanced review of the issue and a solid education.

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