By K.C. Scott and J.B. Stoddard, USA TODAY article In the United States, climate change is a national security issue, but some states are taking it even further by creating or seeking to create policies that will help them cope with climate change.
In other places, the threat to the health and safety of people living near natural resources is not so pressing.
But climate change poses a different threat to states and localities.
Here are some key facts about climate change in the U.s. and around the world.
What’s the climate change problem?
The United States has warmed by an average of 0.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 Celsius) since pre-industrial times.
That’s about one-third of the global warming increase in the past 100 years.
Climate scientists have estimated that the Earth has warmed 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) in the last 10,000 years, and more warming is likely.
The amount of warming has also increased over time, which means the Earth’s average temperature has risen about 2.5 degrees Celsius in the 20th century and 3.4 degrees Celsius today.
This warming has led to more extreme weather, including drought, floods, heat waves and storms.
What happens if we don’t act now?
States and locales that have developed and implemented policies to help manage climate change, like California, are making progress in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
In California, the state’s cap-and-trade program is helping to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants.
But, as the drought worsens, the cap- and-trade system is being used to help farmers and ranchers adapt to the drought, the Los Angeles Times reported.
There is a strong connection between climate change and crop failures.
Drought Monitor, a government program that tracks the state drought, has found that drought-related crop losses in California are about 1.7 times greater than losses in other states.
Climate change also impacts people in many ways.
For example, people who live in high-emissions areas are less likely to see their families or businesses thrive in other areas.
People in these areas also tend to live in smaller families, which increases the risk of illness.
In addition, climate-related flooding has been linked to increased death and illness rates, the Times reported, which are linked to warmer temperatures.
What are the risks to humans and animals?
The impacts of climate change are especially serious to animals, who are already struggling with the impact of extreme weather events.
The impact of climate warming on climate change-related impacts for animals will vary depending on their species and species range.
For instance, the effects of warmer temperatures will be more severe in animals that live in deserts, such as moose, elk, pronghorn, deer and elk.
This will lead to an increase in heat stress, and this could lead to higher mortality rates for these animals.
For humans, extreme heat is associated with a higher risk of heat stroke, which can cause heat exhaustion, heart failure and death.
In the past, humans in high latitudes were more likely to die from heat stress.
However, with more frequent heat waves, this pattern is changing.
Heat stress in humans has also been linked with a decrease in survival and reproduction.
Some animals may become more susceptible to heat stress and become less able to survive in heat, which will lead more deaths, the researchers said.
What will climate change do to the environment?
Climate change will affect the land and the oceans.
The United Nations Environment Program says that by 2100, sea levels will rise an average 5 feet (1 meter) a year.
That means that by the end of the century, sea level will rise 7 feet (2 meters) a time.
It is expected that sea level rise will be even faster by the middle of the 21st century, possibly as much as 40 feet (12 meters) higher than it is today.
At that point, water levels will drop as much or more than 100 feet (30 meters) from the ocean floor.
This is because of the buildup of heat energy in the ocean.
The oceans absorb more than 70 percent of the heat energy emitted by human-generated carbon dioxide emissions, and that heat energy will be released into the atmosphere.
How does climate change affect people?
Climate changes affect our health, too.
Changes in weather patterns can cause severe weather events like heat waves.
People can become more vulnerable to heat and disease because of a weakened immune system.
A weakened immune response means that people are more susceptible than usual to infectious diseases, such with influenza and other seasonal flu.
In a 2016 study, researchers found that people who were ill or injured during heat waves were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized for illness than people who weren’t ill or had mild illness.
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