Climate Change In The Caribbean

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As a student of Chinmayavidyalaya High School, i have been given the opportunity to compete in the Future Diplomats Essay Competition. My research is complete and this is a report on the topic given to me ‘Countries in the Caribbean are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Discuss the significant causes and effects of climate change in the Caribbean Region. in this context, suggest three approaches for achieving sustainable development in the Region.’ Climate change is a complex global problem because it is intertwined with many other issues, such as economic development and poverty reduction. Developing countries are the least responsible for climate change, yet the most at risk from its effects. Caribbean region countries share similar…show more content…
Caribbean countries emit such relatively small amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, which means that they will suffer disproportionately from the damaging impacts of climate change. The consequences of changing the natural atmospheric greenhouse are difficult to predict, but on average, Earth will become warmer. Some regions may welcome warmer temperatures, but others may not. Main causes of climate change are classified under two headings: Natural and Human causes.The Earth’s climate can be affected by natural factors that are external to the climate system, such as changes in volcanic activity, solar output, and the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Of these, the two factors relevant on timescales of contemporary climate change are changes in volcanic activity and changes in solar radiation. Volcanic eruptions are episodic and have relatively short-term effects on climate. Changes in solar irradiance have contributed to climate trends over the past century but since the Industrial Revolution, the effect of additions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere has been about ten times that of changes in the Sun’s…show more content…
The dominant product of fossil fuel combustion is carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. The overall effect of human activities since the Industrial Revolution has been a warming effect, driven primarily by emissions of carbon dioxide and enhanced by emissions of other greenhouse gases. the points made are all causes of climate change. Many decisions to be made today have long-term consequences and are sensitive to climate conditions – water, energy, agriculture, fisheries and forests, and disasters risk management. We simply can’t afford to get it wrong. However, sound decision making is possible if we use a different approach. Rather than making decisions that are optimized to a prediction of the future, decision makers should seek to identify. Forests play an important an important role in climate change. The destruction and degradation of forests contributes to the problem through the release of CO2. But the planting of new forests can help mitigate against climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Combined with the sun's energy, the captured carbon is converted into trunks, branches, roots and leaves via the process of
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