Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).
Warming waters increase toxic mercuty in fish.
Warming oceans are leading to an increase in the harmful neurotoxicant methylmercury in popular seafood, including cod, Atlantic bluefin tuna and swordfish.
In general, fish-eating fish such as shark, swordfish, marlin, larger species of tuna, walleye, largemouth bass, and northern pike, have higher levels of methylmercury than herbivorous fish or smaller fish such as tilapia and herring.
The researchers found that while the regulation of mercury emissions have successfully reduced methylmercury levels in fish, spiking temperatures are driving those levels back up and will play a major role in the methylmercury levels of marine life in the future.
The California blackouts are considered a preview of everyone's climate future. Not just wildfire, heat, and the resultant air pollution, but widespread negative impacts. I had no idea that cell service was unavailable to warn people of oncoming fire or to connect to emergency services. Or that so many critical social services were stopped. You have to read the extensive bulleted list to grasp the scale. It's hard to imagine this nightmare increasing yearly.
... an apocalyptic picture of millions of people and emergency response teams left in the dark, shockingly without any form of communication, as wildfires sparked anyway and cell service went down at an unexpected scale.
90 state agencies mobilized to respond to the outages, and local governments, schools, hospitals, and shelters had to divert funds to emergency services to deal simultaneously with fires and the the unintended consequences of the blackouts—
Climate Heating causes accidental death! At 1.5 degree rise, in mainland US, there will be an additional 1,600 fatal accidents per year, mostly among young men. "Most of the additional deaths seen during times of unusual temperature rises were among young men, and caused by transport accidents, suicides, drownings and violence ..."