Impacts of Climate Change. Satellite measurements shown a trend in overall shrinking of Earth’s ice sheets Impacts: Rising sea levels will affect many cities and countries that are at low elevations Ice floes relied upon by species such as polar bears will affect their chance of survival.
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Satellite measurements shown a trend in overall shrinking of Earth’s ice sheets
As ocean and sea levels rise, many coastal parts of the world may become submerged
Extreme weather events (heat waves, floods, tornadoes, snowstorms, etc.) increases risk of injury or death
Declines in precipitation can cause deserts to spread – decreasing the area of fertile land for growing crops
Removal of trees reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed from the atmosphere by photosynthesis.
Albedo Effect – less ice, less albedo, greater overall absorption of heat energy