Global warming occurs when carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere. Carbon monoxide is produced by the combustion of fossil fuels and converted into carbon dioxide. As a result, the surface temperature of the earth is increasing drastically. The increase is enough to distress the ecological systems. Implications include severe weather, droughts, floods, drastic temperature changes, heat waves, and more severe wildfires. Food and water supplies are threatened. Tropical regions will expand, allowing disease-carrying insects to expand their ranges.
9. An early death
And rounding out the dreary research is an eight-decade study and book called The Longevity Project by Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin. Starting in 1921, researchers tracked some 1,500 boys and girls throughout their lives. More than one-third of the participants experienced either parental divorce or the death of a parent before the age of 21. But it was only the children of divorced families who died on average almost five years earlier than children whose parents did not divorce. The deaths were from causes both natural and unnatural, but men were more likely to die of accidents or violence. Generally, divorce lowered the standard of living for the children, which made a particular difference in the life longevity of women.