Global Warming In Cuba Essay

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Global warming is a big issue that the world has been discussing about. This happens when the sunlight’s visible light energy in which it transforms into infrared light energy. It leaves the Earth’s atmosphere because it is absorbed by the greenhouse gases and raises the Earth’s temperature. Carbon emissions do not fully address to threaten global warming, but they can be reduced by taking action. But carbon dioxide is the primary driver of global warming. Cuba is one of those countries who is still facing climate change because of the country’s sea levels rising and erosion against the coastlines. Adapting to climate change is one of the struggles that Cuba will be facing in the future. Since the climate costs are very high, more than 10 billion…show more content…
Adapting to global warming made it difficult for farmers. But, there has also been a problem with the temperatures. The average annual temperature has increased by 0.5 degrees, which more frequent heavy rain storms and drought has increased also. Small farmers are trying to find a better to develop improved seeds and harvest them in difficult environmental conditions. The Program for Local Agrarian Innovation has benefitted about 50,00 farmers with international development aid. The Cuban government has brought changes for the agricultural productivity, meaning to reduce the imports of other countries. The PALMA (Program of Local Support for the Modernisation of Agriculture) has been fund by the European Union to replace crops quickly enough that have been destroyed by extreme weather conditions. They are also aiming for the increase of food production. Their broad strategy is to change the climate adaptation measures in order to use efficient water. But the real main aim is to have enough water for the dry seasons from having farmers renting bulldozers and dig deep holes for ponds. A main benefit from PALMA is the provision of irritating systems for farmers. Before the systems were installed, they had to measure each area for specific water supply conditions for growing crops during the dry seasons in fall through
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