Ocean - Water
Warm water decreases sea ice, increases evaporation, moves water from the ocean to atmosphere, fuels more intense storms and rainfall.
IPCC Summary for Policymakers (SPM) content
B.5 Many changes due to past and future greenhouse gas emissions are irreversible for centuries to millennia, especially changes in the ocean, ice sheets and global sea level.
A.2.3 In 2011–2020, annual average Arctic sea ice area reached its lowest level since at least 1850
A.3 Human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region across the globe
Science Standards: NGSS SEP, DCI, CC
SEP: Analyzing & interpreting data
SEP: Developing & using models
LS2.B Cycles of matter & energy transfer
ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth processes
ESS2.D Weather & climate
ESS3.D Global climate change
CC: Energy & matter
CC: Scale, proportion & quantity
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