news for fish; very bad news for people
sea and less land is fine for penguins and for fish, but it's no good
at all for people and other animals that live on the land. Some of the
best land for growing food is also the most low-lying. That means it will
be flooded first. It
also happens that some of your biggest cities, like London, New Orleans and Bangkok, will get flooded too. Loads of people will go
hungry and many more will have nowhere to live. This is very worrying.
The really sad thing is that it will be poor people
who suffer most. I think that's very unfair because it's the people in
rich countries who have been the cause of almost all global warming but
it's the poor who drown or starve.
do you think?
there's disease. As the world warms, nasty
diseases like malaria are starting to spread because the changing climate favours the mosquito
that carries the disease.
Air travel is not just a cause of global warming but aids in spreading
diseases very quickly just about anywhere. Someone with an illness like
may easily pass
on the disease to others during an airplane flight of a few hours.
Insects like mosquitoes which can carry disease can even 'hitch a ride'
on flights from one country to another.