8 Ecological Implications of Global Warming

Global warming will have long lasting effects on the earth


Ecological implications of global warming:

  1. The climate change due to the global warming results in the extinction of many species and a reduction in the diversity of ecosystems, above about a 4°C increase in global mean temperature after fifty years will lead to the extinction of many freshwater species.
  2. The marine ecosystems would result in mass mortality of coral reefs globally and the Terrestrial ecosystems with a warming of more compared to now will likely that global terrestrial vegetation would become a net source of carbon and lead to major extinctions around the globe.
  3. Water containing toxic substances and chemical fertilizers will kill the aquatic organisms and the Eutrophication also can be caused by the death of aquatic organisms.
  4. The gases released from various industries will result in the acid rain which corrodes the plants and also affects the absorption system of plants leading to the death hence affecting the food web. The human and other creatures of nature like animals, birds and etc. will not get the food for a living and it causes to death.
  5. Water in glaciers and snow will melt, cutting water supply to regions where more than one-sixth of the earth’s inhabitants live.
  6. 20 to 30 percent of the world’s species could go extinct if the temperature rises between 2.4 and 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Coral reefs will bleach and die off as water temperatures continue to rise.
  8. If the water level will increase like this, then we will not find out any land to live on earth after 20 years.

Hence, the Human, as well as the other creatures of nature, will be suffered a lot by Global Warming.

Source by aryan