Our List of Articles About Climate Change Impacts:
Research Highlights Global Warming Trouble
CO2 Level Rises
Effect on UK?
Climate Ch. Asia
Below is what the IPPC says about these impacts:
The IPCC (2001) states that, “…climate change represents opportunities and risks for human development”. The areas where climate change could produce opportunities include:-
expansion of agriculture into areas previously limited by temperature, but only if adequate soils are present.
As the arctic ice thins, areas will be accessible for surface navigation that were previously inaccessible.
Heating demand and mortality from the cold in winter could decrease due to milder weather.
The following areas are those where climate change will cause adverse effects, are of concern to mankind, and which can be predicted with more than 90% confidence (Grub, 2004):-
There will be an increase in precipitation events, leading to increased flooding and landslide occurrences.
Run-off will increase leading to a higher level of soil erosion, along with an increase in maximum temperatures producing heat waves, which could cause heat related stress in crops and livestock. Grub (2004), predicts the following changes as likely, with a confidence of over two thirds: Mid-latitudinal drought risk, through summer heat, higher intensity of tropical cyclones, and a more variable Asian summer monsoon. This last prediction is thought to have an especially high impact, as it will effect half of the worlds population that live in China, India and surrounding countries.
The term overfishing is often assumed to refer to the overfishing of fish but in fact, it refers to all aquatic species including shellfish, crabs, lobsters and many others. In a recent study, the University of British Columbia found that China provides the most harmful subsidies to the industry. In fact, in 2011, they provided […]
Benefits of Depackaging Equipment: Sustainable Organic Waste Processing to Reduce Waste & Raise Profitability
We discuss the benefits of depackaging equipment. The news is that the latest “low destruction” energy-efficient and microplastics avoiding depackaging equipment has now improved to provide reliable “bankable” sustainable Organic Waste Processing which really can reduce waste for all operators of organic waste (especially food waste) reprocessing facilities while simultaneous raising the profitability of organic […]
In 2018, I had the opportunity to walk across the surface of an Icelandic glacier that was receding and consider the geography of climate change. I could see a patch of snow and ice off in the distance, the last remnants of another glacier that had long since melted. That ice-strewn area was all that […]
The scary Climate Change story: Our house is engulfed in flames. Rapid climate change is causing global instability. It appears that our emissions will not be reduced in time to avoid rapid warming and that we will soon reach tipping points that will result in the disintegration of ecosystems and our civilization. While scientists, activists, […]