İrem UZUN -TDO- According to a UN panel of scientists, waters are rising, the ice is melting, and species are moving habitat due to human activities.Wednesday’s special United Nations – oceans and ice report says that if global warming does not slow down, 3 feet of sea rise by the end of the century causing much fewer fish, weakening ocean currents, even less snow and ice, and stronger and wetter hurricanes.
These changes will not just hurt the 71 percent of the world covered in oceans or the 10 percent covered in ice and snow, but it will harm people, plants, animals, food, societies, infrastructure and the global economy.
The new report projects that, under the business-as-usual scenario for carbon emissions, seas by the end of the century will rise between 2 feet (61 centimeters) and 43 inches (110 centimeters) with a most likely amount of 33 inches (84 centimeters). This is slightly less than the traditional one meter (39 inches) that scientists often use.
Still, there is some guarded hope that the worst impacts can be avoided, with deep and immediate cuts to carbon emissions.