Global Warming: How Harmful?
Rising Temperatures Impact our Planet
One major impact of these warmer temperatures is the rise of ocean levels. When the temperature of water increases, the volume expands. This is due to the fact that with higher temperatures, the kinetic energy of the water molecules increases, resulting with a larger space between molecules. Due to the global temperature increase, sea levels have risen, resulting in more of islands underwater. In contribution to the rising sea level, glaciers are melting worldwide. The runoff water is adding to the volume of the oceans.