Global warming…we hear about it all the times these days, and we hear about what its effects could be on the atmosphere and the planet we live on. Most of the things we hear about have to do with the ozone layer and the use of aerosol sprays, but what are some more details regarding the threats that global warming poses Well, the following will give you a bit more information, some you may know, some that be new to you. Read on and discover several more things that this danger could do to us and the earth.
1. The Submersion of the Maldives
The Maldives consist of some of the lowest land on the planet, and at the current time the Maldives are enduring some of the most severe coastal erosion in history. Global warming threatens to completely submerge this flat land, killing those that tour and live there.
2. The Disappearance of the Great Barrier Reef
Because of the warming of the water on Earth, which erodes the reef, it has the potential to be hardly identifiable in the next two decades. Charlie Veron, from the Australian Institute of Marine Science, related to the New York Times in an interview, “There is no way out; no loopholes. The Great Barrier Reef will be over within 20 years or so.” It is said that between 2030 and 2060 carbon dioxide levels which reach a peak which will make all coral reefs extinct, causing the ecosystem to completely become ineffective to our ecology.