The recent onset of King Tides into coastal towns is an indicator of change taking place. Given that warmer sea water also expands, melting polar caps would accentuate the swell in sea level with potential havoc on key coastal economic and financial centres. Longer, deeper and bigger floods should come as no surprise as a sister of global warming. Rising global temperatures essentially throw an originally stable water cycle into "chaos" and disequilibrium. Higher temperatures stretch and "overcrowd" even the storage capacity of rain clouds in the sky which result in more frequent and high intensity rainfalls. Such super rainfalls also greatly out-gun the absorption capacity of the soil resulting extreme amounts of water surface water staying essentially above ground. The most disastrous consequences happen when the storage capacity of solid water in the polar caps and mountain ranges collapses, discharging melted ice into the oceans. Sipadan - one of the most famous dive sites in the world, may disappear for this reason.
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...