Resource Current and Future Climate of the Federated States of Micronesia


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About one quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted each year from human activities is absorbed by the oceans. As the extra carbon dioxide reacts with sea water, it causes the ocean to become slightly ... Explanation Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Annual and seasonal maximum and minimum temperatures have increased in Pohnpei since 1952. These temperature increases are consistent with the global pattern of warming. Projections indicate tha... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
As ocean water warms it expands causing the sea level to rise. The melting of glaciers and ice sheets also contribute to sea-level rise. Instruments mounted on satellites and tide gauges are use... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Sea Level Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Data since 1950 for Pohnpei show a clear and decreasing trend in annual and wet season rainfall, but no clear trend in the dry season. There are no clear rainfall trends at Yap. Over this period, t... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
On a global scale, the projections indicate there is likely to be a decrease in the number of typhoons by the end of the 21st century. There is also likely to be an increase in the average maximum ... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP

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