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Oceans and Frozen Areas Most Affected by Global Warming

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The world’s oceans and frozen spaces have been “taking the heat” for global warming for decades, according to climate experts, who warn that without a radical change in human behaviour, hundreds of millions of people could suffer from rising sea levels, frequent natural disasters and food shortages.

“The ocean is warmer, more acidic and less productive”, the report by the Intergover­nmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a report released in September. “Melting glaciers and ice sheets are causing sea level rise, and coastal extreme events are becoming more severe.”

According to the IPCC report on the ocean and cryosphere - the frozen parts of the planet - global warming has already reached one degree Celsius above the pre-industrial level.

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