Weather Fluctuations and Climate Change Most climate researchers agree that there is a pattern of global climate change. They suggest that small increases of a few degrees in global temperature will cause changes in weather patterns throughout the world, including more frequent and severe weather events as well as rising sea-level.
At northern latitudes potential effects of climate change are wide ranging and may include: rising temperatures, melting glaciers, reduction in seasonal sea ice cover resulting in increased storm effects and higher coastal erosion rates, increased permafrost melting, shifting vegetation zones, increased fires, insect outbreaks, changing animal migration paths and changing subsistence patterns.
Climate change and associated geologic hazards may threaten the health and safety of Alaskans and negatively impact both urban, rural, and subsistence economies.
Source: State of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
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