Like climate change, global warming of the planet is a reality that is causing alterations and imbalances in all countries of the world. The problem of global warming is the product of the irresponsible and unsustainable actions of humanity with its environment and natural resources.
Given this important environmental problem, it is essential to know all its effects and consequences to assume adaptation and mitigation measures to current global warming.
Global warming is understood as the increase in the global temperature of the planet and its effects are the impacts or consequences that mainly alter and transform the environment, nature, living beings, societies, countries and the quality of life of Humans.
In this way, global warming impacts the following aspects:
- Climate changes in different parts of the world.
- Depletion of natural resources.
- Precipitation Reduction
- Ocean acidification.
- Rising sea levels.
- Melting glaciers, snow and poles.
- Stop ocean circulation.
- Expansion of diseases such as dengue, malaria, cancer, respiratory, cardiac diseases, others.
- Health effects in children and the elderly.
- Deterioration of the physical and mental health of the entire world population.
- Reduction of solar radiation flow,
- Extinction of plant and animal species.
- Increase in the range of disease vectors and pathogens.
- Increase in poverty and hunger.
- Decrease in the economic and social development of nations.
- Reduction of the thermohaline circulation.
- Reduction of the ozone layer.
- Affectation in relief, geography, mountains, forests, jungles and other forest resources.
- Affectation in biogeochemical cycles.
- Loss of human lives.
- Affectation in agriculture, livestock and food security of the countries.
- Increase in the boundary layers of the atmosphere with the earth and the ozone particles.
- Shortages of drinking water in different parts of the planet.
- Reduction of fresh water by salt.
- Intensification of natural phenomena, such as floods, acid rain, earthquakes, drought and other natural disasters.
- Loss of ecosystems, habitats, biological diversity and natural environments.
- Destruction of the environment, nature and the planet.
- Ecological imbalances
- Intensification of disasters, violence and wars.
- Deterioration of the quality of life.
Other abrupt and irreversible effects such as the death of more than 100 people per year for cold and double for heat.
All these effects and impacts of global warming are caused by greenhouse gas emissions, environmental pollution and each of the environmental disasters that human beings exert on their environment without any awareness.