How Is Climate Change Impacting The Water Cycle?
Climate change is one of the biggest factors and concerns facing the modern world today. From carbon emissions, to rising temperatures, and melting ice caps, climate change affects the earth in many ways, and there are also a large number of side effects that are much farther reaching than we might think. One of these side effects is the impact on the water cycle. What Is The Water Cycle?
The water cycle infographic. The water cycle is the constant movement of all of the water on planet earth. The amount of water never changes, but instead circles throughout various states, and is transported around the world via weather patterns and water currents. Everything from rain, to our oceans, to rivers, groundwater and glaciers are all part of the Earth’s water cycle.
The water cycle is generally split into various stages, or processes, which all water eventually goes through. They include the major three: evaporation, condensation and precipitation, as well as interception, infiltration, percolation, transpiration, runoff, and storage. Together, these stages make up the cycle that humans, plants and animals rely on for life and prosperity on Earth. Impact Of Climate Change On The Water Cycle
Climate change has […]