Risks to these systems are large even with a small increase in temperature. 3. Social- Sectors affected by Global warming include food security, water resources and human health. Impacts will be uneven within and across different countries. Climate change increases the risk of many negative impacts such as reduced crop productivity and urban flooding in coastal
Extreme events can cause loss of livestock and crop production and thus bring considerable risk to food security (World Bank,2014)[ ].For these reasons, analyses of extreme events are valuable for impact assessment and for adaptation planning for the future (Dutta et al.,2015) [ ].Singh & Kumar ., 2015 [ ] state that the world is experiencing a high variability in climatic parameters. Possible changes in extreme weather events may cause an increase in the frequency of heat waves and drought in the northern Indian region (Sen Roy et al., 2002) [ ].His study was concluded that the climate over Western Rajasthan is showing definite signs of change, with a decrease in rainfall and increase in temperature and aridity. Single extreme events and increased climate contradiction are believed to have a greater impact than long-term changes in the mean of climatic variables. (Fischer et al.,
INTRODUCTION The world’s climate is changing and it will continue to change throughout the 21st century and beyond. Rising temperatures, variable precipitation patterns, rising water levels due to melting icebergs and many other such changes are already affecting many aspects of the human society and the natural world. Climate change is transforming ecosystems at extra ordinary rates and scales. It is a global change process but with diverse regional manifestations. Mankind has abused nature for far too long and would pay a heavy price unless urgent remedial measures are undertaken.
1. Introduction Researchers have deduced that climate change is mainly driven by anthropogenic activities globally. These activities have altered the Earth's energy budget, total gas emissions, concentration of gases in the atmosphere as well as land surface properties. It is generally accepted that the climatic parameters may also change due to natural processes. However, the impacts of human activities have led to abnormal fluctuations of these parameters against the background values.
The Impacts of Climate Change on Species This paper seeks to research the study of climate change and its effects on biodiversity. This will be done by first understanding what climate change is and what the different effects are. Once this is understood, it will be easier to apply this knowledge to the study of biodiversity and how species are affected. Real life examples of different species that are affected will be mentioned and explained. Climate change is a reoccurring issue in our world that has been observed and studied extensively.
Scientists say that every area has its own climate therefore to determine the climate of an area, weather patterns have to be observed daily over a period of years. Climate change therefore, is the change in the weather patterns due to an increase in the earth’s average temperature. It is also called Global Warming. RESEARCH PROBLEM This climate change phenomenon is a very crucial process which needs to be critically observed because it affects the way of life of all living matter irrespective of the area. It influences how people dress, what plants grow and which animals are likely to survive in an area.
The Effect of Climate Change on the Golden Toad Introduction Throughout history the Earth’s climate continually cooled and warmed with weather regimes changing. This natural process is being enhanced through human activities that are increasing the warming of the atmosphere at a more rapid rate than previously seen. Among the many threats to biodiversity; the destruction of habitats, population growth, pollution, invasive species and overexploitation, climate change is having an adverse effect on biodiversity. The connection between biodiversity and climate change has been established for quite some time now. Ecosystems are already showing negative impacts under current levels of climate change.
As such, within the global supply chains, the transportation sector plays a significant part in the guidance of the global climate change mitigation approaches. Climate change causes physical impacts such as warmer temperatures, increased frequencies of extreme weather events and reduced availability of natural resources. Due to the harmful effects of climate change, logistics providers faces more pressure. Thus, the logistics providers had the need to adjust to changing regulations, as well as client concerns. The vulnerability of the industry towards climate change can disturb the destinations and operations of the logistics providers (Business for Social Responsibility ,
Think of global warming and its effects on environmental degradation, for instance. If left untamed, the same can present overwhelming challenges related to meeting food, energy and health needs of the continually increasing population. Perhaps, some insights from the animal kingdom could be helpful in understanding and eventually solving these challenges amongst
It is the change of the climate that is brought about by the direct or indirect activities of humans that alters the global atmosphere, in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable periods of time. This definition is as stated by The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change. As a direct result of these activities by humans the visible signs are ever present all around us, the drastic change in the weather patterns being experienced, more severe droughts, extended dry periods, shrinking coastlines, etc all make it so surreal; but while it may be some far - fetched idea to some it is becoming clearer to countries situated along the coast and in the tropics that this phenomenon is real. The National Security Policy, 2012, identified climate change as a Tier two threat, i.e. a significant threat to Jamaica’s way of life.