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Global Warming Problem, Solutions, and Recommendations

1.Problem identification (Global Warming): Clearly indicate the issue you will discuss and the influence this problem has on land, air, water resources, plant life, animal life, and human societies. Discuss the long-term effects this problem will continue to create without a comprehensive solution. The problem can be of local, national, or global scope.

2.Solutions currently implemented: Discuss how the issue has been addressed historically. Determine the courses of action taken in science, technology, political and economic systems, laws and regulations, community-based initiatives, education, and so forth. Review the successes and limitations of these actions.

3.Recommendations: Explain the actions that you believe need to be developed and implemented to accomplish change. Discuss your solution from multiple perspectives, such as educational, legislative, scientific, technological, economic, and other points of view.

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Hello and thank you for the opportunity to assist you with this extremely important topic. Please use my thoughts as springboards for your own in answering these questions.

Since you did not specify a particular problem, I chose sea level rise. You can use this one or use my model to construct your own response on another global warming related problem such as air quality, energy availability, food security etc.

Consider sea level rise (from a variety of causes including melting glaciers, ice sheets at both poles and the expansion of water as it warms). This has impact on all of the listed issues. On land, rising seas inundate land; salt water intrudes into fresh water making it undrinkable; salt water makes soil unsuitable for agriculture causing food insecurity; it drowns plants and changes habitats appropriate for new salt tolerant species; animals are drowned or migrate elsewhere, often to places where they displace other species or become extinct if they cannot adapt to the new conditions. Humans themselves are affected by sea level rise. Rising seas together with more severe storms create coastal disasters of unprecedented magnitude that have implications on society far after the disaster. Infrastructures are at risk or not replaceable. Diseases associated with coastal inundation such as cholera are reported. In tropical and subtropical areas, stagnant water breeds malaria and dengue fever. Livelihoods are lost as the structures or sometimes even the occupations disappear when the seas rise. Some areas engineer solutions such as sea walls and levees which, after some point, are often ...

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The expert examines global warming problems, solutions and recommendations.