Modern Climate Change

What are the observed and possible effects of global warming?

Glaciers melting

Seawater Expanding

Dryer Deserts

Wetter Tropics

More Severe Storms

As the atmosphere warms up, what is happening to the surface ocean temperatures, and what effect does that have on sea level?
Surface ocean warms and expands
In meters, how much sea level rise would result from the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet?
7.2 m
In meters, how much sea level rise would result from the melting of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet?
5.5 m
How much sea level rise is generally predicted for the next century?
2 m
What are the four human activities that contribute the most greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere?
Agricultural biproducts
Industrial processes
Transportation
Power plants
What country puts out the most CO2 into the atmosphere?
China
What country puts out the most CO2 per capita?
United States
What are the proposed geoengineering strategies to combat climate change and how do they work?
Reflective sheets
Reflective aerosols
Cumplification of the biosphere
Carbon sequestration
Increase clouds
What is the name of the international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Kyoto Protocol
Besides mitigation, what other type of technology will need to be applied to global climate change?
Climate adaption