Changes in low cloud cover

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Low-level clouds provide shade to a sizable portion of the planet. With atmospheric carbon dioxide levels predicted to continue rising, cloud cover will become more and more unstable. The increase in greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere causes low-level clouds to break up and disappear. These clouds decrease the levels of sunlight on the surface and without them, global temperatures could rise by approximately 14 degrees. These changes would cause negative effects on wildlife and humans.