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Why is global warming an issue?

The other effect:

2. World climate is changing

  • Severe weather events (droughts, hurricanes, floods and storms) are happening more frequently in more parts of the world causing crops to be destroyed, lives to be lost and people to lose their homes
  • The Sahara is spreading and could extend into Southern Europe
  • The cold Tundra could become warm enough to grow crops
  • The North Atlantic Drift ocean current that brings warm water to Northern Europe could change direction, making that part of the world colder
  • The wheat belt in the northern hemisphere could become drier and produce less food.

Is global warming the only problem with
burning fossil fuels?