Ecological effects of Global warming

8 global warming effects that may surprise you
July 3, 2014 – 03:54 pm

Wine growers can't keep up8 global warming effects that may surprise youGlobal warming doesn't just melt glaciers. Click through this slideshow to see some of the surprising impacts global warming is having around the world.

Wine growers can't keep upRegions that have historically supplied the world’s best wine will no longer be hospitable climates to grow wine grapes, according to research by EDF staff and others.

Delayed planes, trains and automobilesAccording to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, extreme weather contributes to the infrastructure damage, leading to additional travel delays.

Canada looking more like AmericaLush vegetation growth typically associated with the United States is now becoming more common in Canada, scientists reported in a Nature Climate Change study.Delayed planes, trains and automobiles NASA

Iconic Western forests decimated by beetlesSince 1996, bark beetles have decimated an area roughly the size of Washington State. One reason: Recent winters haven't been cold enough to kill off the beetles.Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP. Inset: R. Baker & S.B. Bambara/NC State.

Canada looking more like AmericaAllergiesAllergy sufferers beware: A leading researcher has warned that climate change could cause pollen counts to more than double in the next 30 years.

Climate change threatens national securityIn press interviews, U.S. Pacific Command Chief Adm. Samuel J. Locklear noted that rising sea levels can destabilize global security as refugees flee flood-stricken homelands.

Lyme disease alertWarmer temperatures are contributing to the range expansion and severity of tick-borne Lyme disease.Map: American Lyme Disease Foundation

And lookout: Infectious diseases could get worse.In Bangladesh, for example, a rise in water temperature has been observed to increase the risk of a cholera outbreak by two to five times.

Iconic Western forests decimated by beetles Allergies Climate change threatens national security Lyme disease alert
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