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The world’s oceans are storing up staggering amounts of heat — and it’s even more than we thought

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​I have focused over the years mostly on the effects of Climate Change/ Global Warming on humans and dreading Summer and the impending dome of drought. However, it is interesting and informative to consider the Ocean. My one thought on warmer years always turned to “my goodness, more intense hurricanes.” Yet, the effects on the ocean extend to marine life and the beauty of the environment. One may think so what  animals suffer, they will just migrate to a suited temperature. Or its only coral, let it bleach. It is important to note that we do not live a solo life as humans, we need the environment and animals; a fascinating yet daunting reality. If marine life dies through coral bleaching and warmer weather then it means that our body temperature is heating up. I do not know about you but I hate feeling hot and no AC vent will ever replace the natural cool air. You may be able to afford AC but what about hundreds around the world who will die because of heatwaves and thousands force to flee because of raising sea levels in the Pacific. Stop to think if the coral slowing starts decaying how it will impact Australia’ s Barrier Reef. The touristic appeal to these parts may subside because well, there will be nothing to see. A drop in tourism means a negative economic impact for the country.  I urge you to not only think of your piece of square block but think of the earth as yours. Read the article below (link provided) and enlightened yourself about the impact of heat on the ocean especially if you surrounded by the Atlantic and southern seas.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/the-world%e2%80%99s-oceans-are-storing-up-staggering-amounts-of-heat-%e2%80%94-and-it%e2%80%99s-even-more-than-we-thought/ar-AAo7kmE

Rising Seas Threaten to Swallow These Ten Global Wonders| Helen Thompson

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“Not all of the world’s treasures are kept in museums. Cultural heritage sites—historic cities, monuments and archaeological sites—inspire awe and show the best of humanity throughout time.

Yet cultural heritage sites around the world face a host of impending threats, and perhaps none seems more inevitable than rising seas fueled by melting ice caps. “It’s one of the most dramatic effects of climate change,” says May Cassar, a professor of sustainable heritage at University College London.”




Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/rising-seas-threaten-swallow-these-ten-global-wonders-180956646/#omwbsLEYOUVdDEfU.99

Historical: Heritage Doom

Source:Martin McCarthy/iStock) via Smithsonian Magazine