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Global Warming and Its Effects
Transcript of Global Warming and Its Effects
Today's Topic Is Global Warming
Why Global Warming May be Fueling Australia's Fires
Can Climate Change Make Us Sicker?
Is Global Warming Making Hurricanes Stronger and More Frequent?
Hello and welcome to News 6 New Jersey! Today our topic is global warming and it's negative effects on our environment.
With your hosts:
More Greenhouse Gases are being released into the atmosphere, and heat is being trapped on Earth
-the causes are global warming and an increase in temperature.
Sea-surface temperatures are rising
A one-degree Celsius increase in sea-surface temperatures cause a 31% increase in the global frequency of category 4 and 5 hurricanes
-some effects are more droughts, heat waves, and the death toll is going up
Strong Hurricanes Form More Frequently:
Hotter oceans mean developing storms can draw more warm air, which powers the storm.
A warmer sea-surface temperature will fuel storms and make it much easier and quicker for them to form.
Fires are getting stronger and are happening more frequently
Less Rainfall, but when it does fall it will fall more intensely.
-the increased temperature is causing fires to be hotter
-the fires are developing and getting stronger faster than ever.
-crops could fail because of long droughts
-droughts can also cause the need for water rationing
-we can cut down on carbon dioxide
-we need to learn how to adapt to
Devastation of Destruction:
Changes in the air cycle
Imagine more storms like Hurricane Sandy hitting multiple times one year
Heat Waves from temperature increase
These detrimental storms cost billions in damages, destroy coastal communities, and kill many innocent citizens
Sufficient Food Source
Reduce Carbon Emissions:
The Effect of Global Warming on Allergies
Carpooling to places
Water Borne Diseases
Death From Heat Waves
Spread of tropical diseases
Riding your bike
Less dependent on vehicles such as cars and motorcycles
Stronger, more frequent hurricanes = More disasters
We need to prepare for the worst so our communities will be protected!
Reduce amount of co2 in the air
Ride bike to work or school
City planners create more walkable communities
Sustainable public transportation
Cause: Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gasses in Earth's atmosphere, and it fosters the growth of plants. Recently, there is an increased quantity of it in our atmosphere. Guess what that means...
Effect: More Plant Growth!
More plant growth can be good, like in agriculture.
It can also be bad, like when it comes to allergies and asthma.
One of the main allergy-causing pollen producers (which is also thriving under Global Warming) is
Ragweed is horrible for people with allergies and asthma. According to the World Health Organization, around 300 million people in the world have asthma, and that number has grown lately. Is global warming to blame? Probably, yes.
Factors Influencing Ragweed
Ragweed pollen, the mastermind behind allergy symptoms, is being increased by the carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide causes plants to produce more pollen.
The urbanization of our country is also affecting ragweed pollen, because the heated concrete of our beloved cities prompts plants to produce more pollen.
Ground-level ozone, which is increased by global warming, also irritates the respiratory system.
Implication: Longer Growing Seasons
When plants start pollinating earlier, which the carbon dioxide is causing them to do, there is more pollen produced, and that obviously worsens allergies. If you live in a northern country and haven't had to worry about allergies before, watch out, because they're coming your way.
Solution: What Can You Do?
Allergies and asthma are very unpredictable, but data suggests that things will start getting even worse. People with allergies can't do much besides rallying for fewer carbon dioxide emissions to slow down the outbreak of asthma and allergies.
Thank you and please...
STAY CLASSY, FREEHOLD!
Implication: Worse Allergies and Asthma