Is it possible that climate change could occur in only one part of the world? Explain.?

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  • 2 years ago
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    I'm remembering a very interesting talk that Prof. Robert Cess of SUNY Stony Brook gave at Harvard around 1990. Cess had led the IPCC at one time (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Atmospheric modeling in the 90s definitely did predict sharp DIFFERENCES in the response of different parts of the world to an atmosphere with doubled CO2. It's not that climate change would affect "only one part" of the world, but that warming would be enhanced along the storm tracks (region of the Gulf Stream, region of the Kuroshio), but not very noticeable in the region of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

    I am sure that more recent studies have modified the picture, but the point is, that yes, it is very possible that global warming will not warm all parts of the globe by the same absolute amount or even by the same fraction.

  • 2 years ago

    Of course. This particular change that is happening now is one that is more or less global in scope, but each subset of the system will experience distinct change that is a consequence of the character of the region.

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    2 years ago

    No. Explain? Why? Are you on the right page even?

  • 2 years ago

    No. Because eventually the entire ozone layer will disappear if we don’t stop it

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    The climate change will first become evident in the hottest parts of the world where it's already hot. You will see increasing famine. and the inability of the land to support its people because of lack of pollinating insects. And then it will slowly spread worldwide until the human population is so significantly reduced that they can't pollute anymore.

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