• Question: because of global warming, do you eventually think that the year will change around (eg. winter will be hot and summer will be cold)??

    Asked by 09wheatleyc to Adam, Amylou, Mark L, Samantha on 15 Jun 2012.
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      Amy Evans answered on 15 Jun 2012:

      hi 09wheatleyc,

      It is widely thought that global warming will lead to the earth’s average tempertaure increasing. Scientists have predicted the temperature will increase by something like 2 to 6 degrees C by the endo of the 21st century. This might mean that we have warmer weather all year round. However it makes it likely that we would get more rain and more severe weather like storms and more frequent flooding. Changes to the weather systems will have a massive effect on wildlife as plants and animals won’t have time to adapt to the changes in temperature and precipitation and their habitats might get damaged.

      There is likely to be a lot of research into global warming carried out by scientists and reported in the news in the future because it could affect human life in a big way.