Effects of global warming on climate change

Global Warming Solutions: Prepare for Impacts
February 14, 2017 – 03:27 pm

seedling in dry soilAs the planet warms, scientists expect certain areas to receive more precipitation while others will see a decrease in annual rain and snowfall. Though the exact changes vary by location and region, as a general rule currently wet areas will get wetter and dry areas will become drier.

This trend greatly increases the risk of severe drought in certain regions, including major agricultural areas such as the U.S. Midwest, with potentially serious consequences for our food supply.

Changing precipitation patterns also have significant implications for our electricity system. Many power plants require a tremendous amount of water to operate; when there is not enough, or when water temperatures get too high, they must reduce production or shut down entirely. To minimize the risks of disruption, we must make water-smart decisions today that move the country towards low- and no-water electricity sources like renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Global warming is also increasing the number of extreme preciptitation events. Since 1958, the amount of rain or snow falling in the heaviest one percent of storms has risen nearly 20 percent, averaged nationally. This increases the risk of flooding and makes it essential that cities and communities prepare for the increased likelihood of flood events.

Source: www.ucsusa.org
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How does enhanced greenhouse effect cause global warming and climate change? | Yahoo Answers

It changes it in many ways.
1) The ozone layer is changed, and stronger sunlight comes in, making certain areas warmer.
2) When large pieces of ice (like the size of Rhode Island or even Nantucket) fall off, they interfere with the ocean currents -- making some areas colder and other areas warmer.
Look at the sites referenced in the comment above (not the sarcastic one that is a "global warming denier.)

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