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Journal of Environmental Hazards

ISSN: 2684-4923

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Global warming is the ongoing rise of the normal temperature of the Earth's climate system. It is a major feature of climate change which, in addition to rising global surface temperatures, also includes its effects, such as changes in precipitation. Land surfaces are heating faster than the ocean surface, leading to heat waves, wildfires, and the expansion of deserts. Increasing atmospheric energy and rates of evaporation are causing more intense storms and weather extremes, damaging infrastructure and agriculture. Surface temperature increases are greatest in the Arctic and have contributed to the retreat of glaciers, permafrost, and sea ice. Environmental impacts include the extinction or moving of many species as their ecosystems change, most immediately in coral reefs, mountains, and the Arctic. Surface temperatures would stabilize and decline a little if emissions were cut off, but other impacts will continue for centuries, including rising sea levels from melting ice sheets, rising ocean temperatures, and ocean acidification from elevated levels of carbon dioxide. Global warming refers to global averages, with the amount of warming varying by region. Since the pre-industrial period, global regular land temperatures have increased almost twice as fast as global average temperatures.

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