Monday, January 3, 2011

The most mentioned climate change threats

Here are some of the most mentioned climate change threats:

More frequent extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, hurricanes which will not only create huge environmental but also huge economic damage.

Arctic totally free of summer ice, and rapid melting of Antarctica's ice. This could cause serious sea level rise, and threaten many coastal areas around the globe.

More hunger in the world, because of new pests and new diseases that will have the negative impact on crop health. More hunger in the world could lead to new wars.

Severe water shortages in some parts of the world. This, just like hunger issue, could lead to new wars.

More refugees. Climate change has the potential to make living impossible in certain areas of our planet which could turn lot of people into refugees.

Extinction of many animal and plant species. We are not talking only about polar bears but many other animals which will find it hard to adapt to rapid changes in climate. Biodiversity loss is already a huge problem, and in years to come it could reach catastrophic proportions.

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