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Wee6 diss 1Warming Oceans (graded)The climate on the earth as a planet has changed many, many times. The concern now is the impact that change can have on the human inhabitants. If the oceans warm a few degrees, what impacts canyou see on the landmasses, biologic community, and human populations?This section lists options that can be used to view responses.Collapse All Print View Show Options ResponsesResponses are listed below in the following order: response, author and the date and time the response is posted.Sort by Read/UnreadSort by Response Sorted Ascending, click to sort descendingSort by AuthorSort by Date/Time*CollapseMark as UnreadWarming OceansTrumella Davis Email this Author6/8/2015 1:08:19 AMI believe we have already seen some of that impact already. The change in weather patterns around the world is one that comes to mind. Places that are known for their seasonal weather changes can no longer stand on the typical yearly predictions of weather. Snow is falling in places that have never seen snow, droughts and floods in opposite parts of the country. Speaking for myself I no longer havesummer and winter clothes I have what is the temperature today clothes because Mother nature canchange on us at any given moment. Polar bears and penguins are losing their homes cause the polar ice is melting and breaking apart. California rivers and lakes are drying up, while places like Texas and Massachusetts have more water in various forms then they can handle. Heaven help us if the oceans get any warmer.When water heats up, it expands. Thus, the most readily apparent consequence of higher sea temperatures is a rapid rise in sea level. Sea level rise causes inundation of coastal habitats for humans as well as plants and animals, shoreline erosion, and more powerful storm surges that can devastate low-lying areas.
CollapseMark as ReadRE: Warming OceansCarl Williams Email this Author6/8/2015 1:31:28 PMYou hit the nail on the head. With the rise in ocean temps this changes the landscape, the coastlines, the eco-system, and the planet as we know it. If you have notice, maps have changed of the time they have been drawn. Coastal lines have changed over the time because our planet is everchanging. Some natural and some done by man.CollapseMark as ReadRE: Warming OceansKathleen Knight Email this Author6/9/2015 6:57:46 PMexactly... and it is hard to say but it is partially our faul. the industral revolution, people chopping down the trees and distroying our planet by littering and throwing their garbage everywhere.CollapseMark as UnreadRE: Warming OceansCamilo Arrauth Email this Author6/14/2015 12:03:11 AMWe have already seen the effects of global warming and there is much more to come in the near future. We have seen floods and tsunamis and earthquakes all over the world which are a direct or indirect cause of global warming. It can be estimated here that there are going to be devastating effects on both the plant and animal kingdom, as a result of the global warming in the future.