Global warming means the rise in the temperature of the Earth beyond a certain pre-defined natural level. It happens when the concentration of greenhouse gases (Carbon dioxide, Methane, Nitrous oxide and water vapor) increases in the air. It has adverse effects on plants, animals and human beings. It is not possible to exaggerate the threat of climate change. Emission of greenhouse gas is increasing day by day than expected making the world warmer more quickly. The effects of global warming on weather are visible due to the after effects of pollution and this needs immediate attention before the world becomes a place difficult to survive in.
Untangling the effects of global warming on weather
Global warming has various catastrophic effects such as storms and heat waves, floods, storms, droughts and accelerating rise in sea level. This affects some of the poor and vulnerable people of the world as well as disrupts food production. It is also threatening many important species as well as ecosystem. Due to global warming, precipitation patterns are changing, glaciers are melting and weather conditions are becoming more frequent and intense. Rising temperature is decreasing the production of staple foods in many poor areas. Earth is trapping more heat due to global warming and therefore the planet is becoming warmer. Due to this, the weather all over the Earth changes i.e. summers and winters are becoming hotter.
The conditions in which we are living are perfect for the survival and a higher rise in temperature can produce terrible effects for all living things on Earth. Due to global warming, temperature in winters and summers increases, you can see rains in winters but summers become drier. This effect is different in different parts of the world i.e. some places become wetter while some become drier. Although most of the areas remain warm but some remain cold. It may cause storms, drought and floods but no one knows that which area of the world will be affected. These changes affect the crops that grow at that particular time. People, plants, animals feel difficult to survive in these weather conditions.
How far are sea levels affected by the effects of global warming on weather?
Rise in temperature makes the sea water expand. Due to the heat, ice melts and flow into the sea. This raises the level of water in the sea. Rise in sea level threatens the low-lying coastal areas of the world because of the danger of flood. Flood ruins the large area of farmland and forces many people to leave their houses. The changes in weather conditions affect the crops grown in different parts of the world. Some crops such as rice and wheat grow better in higher temperature but sugarcane and wheat do not grow well in higher temperature. Due to this reason many countries of the world are not having sufficient food.
China, Brazil, some parts of Africa, and south-east Asia are the most affected parts and many people are suffering from hunger in these areas. Water is a basic necessity for survival hence it is in great demand all over the world. Due to global warming, there is not enough water in some regions of the world such as Sahara in Africa. Weather change due to global warming brings less rain in some countries but some areas have too much rain. Due to this reason Southeast region in Britain is at risk of drought. The effects of global warming on weather are outreaching the entire world in every possible form. So, mark your steps.