Those, who believe climate change is to be a mere hoax or Chinese-created plotting for prompting terror should pay attention! NASA and NOAA, two topmost government agencies have mutually declared 2016 to be the hottest year. Last year has broken two warm year records set by 2014 and 2015, and the report published on Wednesday, 18th January has emerged an alarm for the not-so-convinced people who are turning down the impacts of global warming and climate change.
Apart from the report of NASA and NOAA about record hottest the year 2016, the study also highlights three basic segments of earth’s ecosystem, which are allegedly most affected due to global warming and climate change. Although the number of severe backlashes of this changing patterns of climate has already materialized and some are yet to come, scientists have highlighted three extremely affected systems of the planet, which everyone should know. Have a look:
Wildfires in West:
Over the past three decades, the number of wildfire events in West has almost doubled, and this is simply because of the extreme rise in temperature. According to the scientists, human-created warming has nearly doubled the region of burned land since the 1980s. The amounts of brazed lands in West have gone up to 16,000 extra square miles, which is the combined size of Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Intensifying coral bleach:
The changing patterns of climate are contributing excess heat and carbon dioxide which is being absorbed by the ocean. As a result of which, the intensity of coral bleaching is boosting up. The dissolved carbon dioxide in the ocean is affecting the coral reefs, making them put their multicolor feature down.
The rise in sea level, thanks to the melting of Arctic ice:
Those who are still not persuaded about the harshness of climate change and global warming should take a look at the rising level of ocean water. In last 2-3 decades, scientists have marked an unnatural hike in sea level, which is triggering by the melt of Arctic ice layers. The rising intensity of temperature is causing the liquefying of Arctic ice, which in other ways is contributing to the rising ocean water level. As per the statistics, over the last century, the sea level has ballooned nearly 6 inches.