Expectations for a warming planet – fast feedbacks
Fast Feedbacks
(fast feedbacks are things that happen quickly – years to decades)
• The volume of the oceans will increase due to thermal expansion
• Glaciers will lose mass, increasing the sea level
• The atmosphere will contain more moisture
• For every degree C increase, water vapor increases 6 to 7.5%
• The shifting of the ranges of the plants and animals that require specific temperature ranges
Source: Bruce Parker