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(a) What are the consequences of Global warming?
(b) Draw a labelled diagram to show water cycle in nature.
(c) Why is water essential to life?

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(a) Harmful effects of global warming: 

(i) Warmer waters and more hurricanes: As the temperature of oceans rises, so will the probability of more frequent and stronger hurricanes. 

(ii) Increased probability and intensity of droughts and heat waves: Although some areas of Earth will become wetter due to global warming, other areas will suffer serious droughts and heat waves. 

(iii) Polar ice caps melting: The ice caps melting are a four-pronged danger. It will raise sea levels. 

(iv) More floods: Flooding represents one of the most dangerous hazards to human settlements and as the climate changes, a warming of the seas creates ‘thermal expansion’. This is where warm water begins to take up more space than cool water, making the sea’s surface level increase.

(b) Water Cycle :

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