TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTHI) - Global warming is the name scientists have given to a series ofclimate changes around the world.
"Some regions will see changes to their temperature. Someregions will warm up. Some will actually cool down even with theglobal warming," Indiana State University Climatology Professor Dr.Gregory Bierly said.
Pools and lake shores don't have as many people swimming inthem. This summer was close to the coolest on record in theMidwest.
"The best guess at what's causing [the cool summer] is somethingthat is sporadic in time and so not part of the global warmingtrend," Bierly said.
Looking at projected models of the affects global warming willhave, the consequences would be pretty extreme from such a minortemperature increase.
Some areas in the world will become dry, others becomewetter.
If the sea ice near the North and South Poles continue to melt,the ocean water will rise, and create flooding.
This will lead to a water shortage. The flooding water will betoo contaminated for humans to use.
"It's not going to be so much the heat you feel from theglobal warming, but it's going to be how changes of circulation andpatterns dry water basins out and affect regional population. Andof course, none of that will stay regional," Dr. Bierly said.
Bierly also said not enough is being done to educate peopleabout such a confusing and complicated issue. While the emphasishas been on health care in America lately, there should be more onglobal warming.
"This effects everyone so I think we should all learn more aboutit," ISU freshman Allison Odein said.
There are things people can act on such as becoming moreeducated on the global warming subject, going green, andrestricting carbon dioxide emission.
"I do think it's a big problem we need to address. We have thetechnology for it. And we have avid resources and we need to startdoing something," ISU freshman Nick Utterback said.
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The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.