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What are some signs of climate change?

• Temperatures are rising world-wide due to greenhouse gases trapping more heat in the atmosphere.


• Droughts are becoming longer and more extreme around the world.


• Tropical storms becoming more severe due to warmer ocean water temperatures.


• As temperatures rise there is less snowpack in mountain ranges and polar areas and the snow melts faster.


• Overall, glaciers are melting at a faster rate.


• Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean around the North Pole is melting faster with the warmer temperatures.


• Permafrost is melting, releasing methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere.


• Sea levels are rising, threatening coastal communities and estuarine ecosystems.


 


Learn More: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts

Tags: Climate, Ecology, Global Change, Weather