Baehr, Leslie. “22 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 11 June 2014, www.businessinsider.com/effects-of-climate-change-2014-6.
The writer’s name is Leslie Baehr and she is a recent alumna from MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing. She now writes for Business Insider’s Science section.
22 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 11 June 2014.
academic. Baehr seems to be a credible writer even though she is a relatively new writer because she comes from a very reputable university.
This article goes through 22 possible effects of climate change. From human displacement to the possible spread of disease, this article goes through many future possibilities as a result of climate change. According to the author, “The Internal Organization for Migration estimates that 200 million people by 2050 could be forced to leave due to environmental changes.” Additionally, this article contains multiple hyperlinks that lead to multiple articles from many research institutions to back the author’s claims.
This article provides great insight into the future possibilities of the world due to climate change. The article is a perfect fit for this assignment because it imagines what the world will look like decades or even centuries in the future if climate change were to persist.
“By 2030, climate change costs are projected to cost the global economy $700 billion annually, according to the Climate Vulnerability Monitor.”
“One day, New York City, may have flood days the way it has snow days, Malcolm Bowman, oceanography professor at Stony Brook University in Long Island, warned on WNYC.”
“If global temperatures rise one degree C, more than 40 of the more than 700 UN world heritage sites will be seriously threatened by water within the next 2000 years, according to a study published in Environmental Research Letters.”