Global Warming Today
The intense winter weather continue to baffle people about the effects of global warming on weather . The intensity of the winter weather has been consistent for the past two years; hence, many still continue to doubt the truth and accuracy of the global warming information furnished by scientists.
The record-breaking ice melt in the Arctic region in 2008, led scientists to believe that the change in the climate system is almost near the" tipping point". The use of the phrase “tipping point" refers to that maximum limit by which the Earth will undergo climate change. Upon reaching this point, the gradual climate changes that have crept in our earthly existence will kick into full blast where no one can tell where it is going.
Even in March 2007, researchers have predicted that climate zones will disappear by 2100, leaving the world with hardly an idea as to what climate to expect. Climate indicators found in tropical highlands, and in regions near the poles will completely vanish. Hence, tropics and sub-tropic regions may develop altered climates no one has seen before.
In May 2008, climate-change researchers sought the help of botanists and phenologistsinasmuch as global warming is affecting weather patterns. They are trying to track climate changes by recording the time at which the first bud appeared, the first flower bloomed, and the seed dispersal activity. In fact, they are encouraging ordinary people to record information about the timing and cycle of the plants and animals in their neighborhood.
However, new evidence about global warming were gathered from studies of ice cores, which indicate that extreme climate changes are natural global phenomena. Read a separate article entitled What can Ice Cores Tell Us, if Global Warming is a Natural Phenomenon?