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An increase in global temperatures may in turn cause other changes, including sea level

rise, and changes in the amount and pattern of precipitation resulting in floods and
drought. There may also be changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather
events, though it is difficult to connect specific events to global warming. Other effects
may include changes in agricultural yields, glacier retreat, reduced summer streamflows,
species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors.

On Earth, the major natural greenhouse gases are water vapor, which causes about 36–
70% of the greenhouse effect (not including clouds); carbon dioxide (CO2), which causes
9–26%; methane (CH4), which causes 4–9%; and ozone, which causes 3–7%

About three-quarters of the anthropogenic [man-made] emissions of CO2 to the

atmosphere during the past 20 years are due to fossil fuel burning. The rest of the
anthropogenic emissions are predominantly due to land-use change, especially

Attributed and expected effects

Some effects on both the natural environment and human life are, at least in part, already
being attributed to global warming. A 2001 report by the IPCC suggests that glacier
retreat, ice shelf disruption such as the Larsen Ice Shelf, sea level rise, changes in rainfall
patterns, increased intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, are being
attributed in part to global warming.[44] While changes are expected for overall patterns,
intensity, and frequencies, it is difficult to attribute specific events to global warming.
Other expected effects include water scarcity in some regions and increased precipitation
in others, changes in mountain snowpack, adverse health effects from warmer

Increasing deaths, displacements, and economic losses projected due to extreme weather
attributed to global warming may be exacerbated by growing population densities in
affected areas, although temperate regions are projected to experience some minor
benefits, such as fewer deaths due to cold exposure.[45] A summary of probable effects and
recent understanding can be found in the report made for the IPCC Third Assessment
Report by Working Group II.[44] The newer IPCC Fourth Assessment Report summary
reports that there is observational evidence for an increase in intense tropical cyclone
activity in the North Atlantic Ocean since about 1970, in correlation with the increase in
sea surface temperature, but that the detection of long-term trends is complicated by the
quality of records prior to routine satellite observations. The summary also states that
there is no clear trend in the annual worldwide number of tropical cyclones.[1]

Additional anticipated effects include sea level rise of 110 to 770 millimeters (0.36 to 2.5
ft) between 1990 and 2100,[46] repercussions to agriculture, possible slowing of the
thermohaline circulation, reductions in the ozone layer, increased intensity and frequency
of hurricanes and extreme weather events, lowering of ocean pH, and the spread of
diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. One study predicts 18% to 35% of a sample of
1,103 animal and plant species would be extinct by 2050, based on future climate
projections.[47] Two populations of Bay checkerspot butterfly are being threatened by
changes in precipitation, though few mechanistic studies have documented extinctions
due to recent climate change.

2007 South Asian heat wave

he 2007 South Asian heat wave affected the South Asian countries of India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, and Nepal, as well as Russia and the People's Republic of China.

Exposed to the blazing sun for long periods caused the farmer of India to die of
dehydration. Nearly 200 people, including several children, were admitted to hospitals
with symptoms of heat stroke.

According to the government's Department of Meteorology, the temperature in Nepalganj

once topped +44 °C (111.2 °F). It is estimated that at least 11 people have died

The heat wave over Pakistan has claimed to bring the death toll up to 192.[8] The
meteorological department registered a record maximum temperature of 52°C in Sibi.[8]
Four people died as the temperature in Lahore touched +48°C on June 9, which was a
record in the previous 78 years.[9]

Beijing has opened up its warren of old air raid shelters to help people.[13] The heat also
set off explosives at a chemical plant in Shanxi that injured hundreds.

Land and sea measurements independently show much the same warming since 1860 [7].
The data from these stations show an average surface temperature increase of about
0.74 °C during the last 100 years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) stated in its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) that the temperature rise over the
100 year period from 1906-2005 was 0.74 °C [0.56 to 0.92 °C] with a confidence interval
of 90%.

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