Monday, May 9, 2016

For Geography . . .

Read the following article:

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/global-warming-climate-change/threats-impacts/

Read the “Temperature” section of the above article to answer these questions:

With regards to temperature, what has happened since 1997?

With regards to temperature, what happened during the 20th century?

“Don’t let average temperatures fool you.” Explain what this means.

Read the “Wildlife at Risk” section of the article to answer these questions:

What do experts say may happen by the year 2050?

Many species are already feeling the heat. Explain.

Read the “Rising Seas” section of the article to answer these questions:

What is thermal expansion?

What has happened in the past 100 years?

What do experts expect to happen in the next 100 years? What American cities would be underwater if this happens?

Read the “Increased Risk of Drought, Fires, and Floods” section of the article to answer this question:

Climate change is making floods, fires, and droughts more frequent and severe. Explain.

Read the “Heat Related Illness and Disease” section of the article to answer this question:

Summarize this section of the article.

Read the “Economic Loss and Damage” section of the article to answer this question:

What would happen to the Lake Erie region if temperatures continue to rise?

I want your opinion:

If world scientists are right and climate change will result in higher temperatures around the world, that means Canada will become a much warmer place within your lifetime. We could have Florida temperatures in Northern Ontario, for instance. Is this a bad thing? Explain.

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