Key concepts of Climate Literacy Essential Principle 7:
a. Melting of ice sheets and glaciers, combined with the thermal expansion of seawater as the oceans warm, is causing sea level to rise.
b. Climate plays an important role in the global distribution of freshwater resources.
c. Incidents of extreme weather are projected to increase as a result of climate change.
d. The chemistry of ocean water is changed by absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
e. Ecosystems on land and in the ocean have been and will continue to be disturbed by climate change.
f. Human health and mortality rates will be affected to different degrees in specific regions of the world as a result of climate change.