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Based on the handout “Impacts of Climate Change” what would you predict would be two or three effects that we may see here in northern Minnesota if the global temperature keeps rising?

12 Responses

  1. Carlito says:

    One effect we may see is stress to wildlife and livestock. Another is damage to crops and an increase in demand for electricity for air conditioning because of how hot it would be. And if the climate warms even more another effect would be mosquitoes and ticks increasing their range which would really suck because I hate both insects.

  2. alec says:

    The effects that would happen we would have shorter and milder winters. Also we would have changes in precipitation we would get increasing evaporation.. Things that carry disease can last longer and have a bigger range of time to spread.

  3. Caden says:

    If our average temp keeps rising then we will experience, we will also gain more rain but not a lot more since we are far from the ocean since more heat means more evaporation leading to more rain, and there will also be a censurable increase in large storm events causing more flooding and erosion.

  4. Josh says:

    In Minnesota, we will get more rain because the higher temperatures will cause more water to evaporate, and with all of the lakes in Minnesota, that will cause a lot more rain.

  5. Raegan says:

    Northern Minnesota features an array of different seasons, going from very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. One effect that we would be able to see in northern Minnesota would be increasing temperatures. The global average temperature is predicted to rise by about 2.5 to 10 degrees F by 2100, and because northern Minnesota isn’t near an ocean, it will likely feel the effects more intensely. The rise in temperature could cause heat related deaths, strain on animals, stress and sometimes damage to crops, and a change in tourism locations. Precipitation will also be another effect of climate change in northern Minnesota. Areas closer to the poles are predicted to get more precipitation, and northern Minnesota is located very close to the North Pole, so it is likely that northern Minnesota will get more rain. This rain may also come in severe storms, like thunderstorms. Increased precipitation may cause flooding and erosion.

  6. Gaven says:

    Effects we would see if global temperature keeps rising would be that the sea levels would rise more. There could be more or less precipitation with the change in global temperature. It could possibly also get more dry and hot depending on where you are.

  7. Ally says:

    If the global temperature rises we may see the community of living things have a decline in population because of a rising number of insect pests, these insect pests die off from the hard frost but if there is no hard frost they will live. A lot of people come from different parts of the U.S and the world to come to places like Northern Minnesota to ski, tube, snowboard, ice skate and snow shoe but if there is less snow pack then the amount of tourism will decrease which effects an areas economy.

  8. cyrus says:

    The first thing that comes to mind when i think of the effects of climate change in northern minnesota. Is the winters might be shorter and start later in the year this may allow crop growers to start earlier in the year and allow for more crop growing through the year with the more wild winters. And with the rising climates will allow more mosquitos to thrive for longer in the year and new species of other animals moving north that couldn’t because of the harsh winters.

  9. Frank says:

    In Minnesota, the effects we will be seeing is not harsh winters and less snowfall during the winter. There will be more rainfall during the summer and during warmer winters some of the insects that usually are not out during winter will be out. Some places that are a ski resort will have a harder time getting people to come in because of less snow.

  10. matthew says:

    Three effects climate change will have is increased temperatures, shorter and milder winters and increased evaporation. By 2100 temperatures are projected to be about 2-10 degrees warmer than 1990. Warmer temperatures will bring shorter and milder winters causing insects to stay longer and less snow. Increased heat also causes increased evaporation making drier summers.

  11. Maddox says:

    What I would predict would be two effects that we would see in Northern Minnesota if the global temperature continued to rise is we would experience warmer winters and that would mean some insects could survive through the winters. With the survival of these insects some of them might be disease vectors like ticks and mosquitos.

  12. Hailey says:

    If the temperature in Minnesota keeps rising, then we will most likely see an increase in floods caused by melting snow and increased rainfall. Some areas may or may not see rainfall . Areas that do see rainfall may experience extreme events potentially damaging things.

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