As the Earth warms, the amount of rain or snow falling in the heaviest one percent of storms has risen nearly 20 percent on average. The findings about effects of Global Warming show that the combined effects of warming and predation could lead to more widespread extinction than are currently predicted, as animals or plants are unable to shift their habitat ranges. Dubbed the “deadly dozen,” sicknesses such as Lyme disease, yellow fever, plague, and avian influenza, or bird flu, may skyrocket as global shifts in temperature and precipitation transform ecosystems.”Most of the increase in disease is due to pollution by chemicals and biological wastes, and shortages of food and nutrients — and global warming will only make matters worse.”Impacts from increasing temperatures :
•Researcher Bill Fraser has tracked the decline of the Adélie penguins on Antarctica, where their numbers have fallen from 32,000 breeding pairs to 11,000 in 30 years. •Ice is melting worldwide, especially at the Earth’s poles.
•Hurricanes and other storms are likely to become stronger.
•Some diseases will spread, such as malaria carried by mosquitoes.