Live Science: Effects of Global Warming

Global warming is expected to have far-reaching, long-lasting and, in many cases, devastating consequences for planet Earth.

Global warming, the gradual heating of Earth's surface, oceans and atmosphere, is caused by human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels that pump carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

NBC News: Global Warming Pause? The Answer Is Blowin’ Into the Ocean

For the past 13 years, global surface air temperatures have hardly budged higher despite continual pumping of planet-warming gasses into the atmosphere from the engines of modern life. Does this prove global warming is a giant hoax? No, according to a new study, which says the missing heat is being blown into the western Pacific Ocean by extraordinarily powerful and accelerating trade winds.

Huffington Post: Global Warming Is A Greater Moral Challenge Than Budget Repair

Cutting carbon emissions remains one of the key challenges of our time. Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described it as "the greatest moral challenge of our generation" and Barack Obama has stated "we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations".

The Guardian: Global warming made Hurricane Harvey more destructive

Last summer, the United states was pummeled with three severe hurricanes in rapid succession. It was a truly awesome display of the power of weather and the country is still reeling from the effects. In the climate community, there has been years of research into the effect that human-caused global warming has on these storms – both their frequency and their power.

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