Discuss how Coastal Areas in Guyana are exposed to Disaster as a result of Climate Change Guyana is a very rich and gorgeous land; it has many lovely forests, a large amount of resources and a diverse culture, Guyana is also known as the land of many waters. Our country, Guyana is known for its seasonal rainfall, and is located six feet below sea level, as a result of high tides and heavy rainfalls; it could have major effects on some areas of the country. The Low Coastal Plain is the natural region nearest to the Atlantic Ocean. This natural region is at a high risk for flooding and being affected by climate change, because some areas of the natural region are lying as low as eight feet below the high tide marked. As such, due to Guyana being below sea level, it poses a serious problem for a disaster as a result of the change in climate.
Give details about the sources, time scale, and types of change. The biggest change that is happening in Madagascar that is posing challenges to Lemurs in Madagascar is the deforestation of the rain forest. The reason this is a challenge is it disrupts the economic system, its home, and the food supply. The Tropical Rain Forest is the Biomes in Madagascar. There is no real 0domination of one particular species in the Rain Forest and the Trees are typical evergreen trees.
I am going to discuss some of the major features of the Tropical Rain Forest biome. They are wet, warm, and also high levels of biodiversity. The tropical rain forest is divided into four different layers, and these layers are forest floor, the understory layer, the canopy layer, and the emergent layer. 2. What changes happening in Madagascar are posing challenges for lemurs?
The environmental effects that a hurricane can have on an area can be catastrophic. Massive areas woodland can be destroyed and this is not only important for the wellbeing of the environment but also for the habitats that live in wooded areas. Animals can either be killed by hurricanes or indirectly affected by their homes being destroyed or their food supplies disappearing. Endangered species can also be affected like when Hurricane Hugo struck in 1989, half the population of Puerto Rican parrots disappeared. Erosion is also another key factor that can affect the environment.
The Northern Lowlands were relatively drier, and home to small trees. This area was often an area of slash and burn agriculture. The Highlands were a more dangerous area, composed of mountains and valleys, and were shouldered on the south by the Pacific. This area was home to dangerous animals, such as Jaguars and poisonous snakes. Even though this area was more prone to natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanoes, the highlands were the Mayans source of precious metals such as obsidian, jade, hematite and cinnabar, which were extremely important in trade relations, as well as value for themselves, as burials of wealthy individuals contain items such as head dresses, necklaces and other items of value made from metals.
Case Study 1: Great Barrier Reef - 1. Introduction Coral reefs are on the most complex ecosystems on earth. They are predominantly found in the Indian Ocean and on the Western edges of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The global distribution of coral reefs is influenced by a number of factors, including life and sea surface temperature. Coral reefs require such a unique set of biophysical interactions that they are highly vulnerable to human-induced change.
These findings can conclude that with increased exposure to deforestation plants and animals are limited in habitat reformation and thus cause problematic extinction rates for the future. Based on these concerns I can attempt to answer the question: how does deforestation influence future extinction rates and challenges on major plant and animal species in tropical forests? The hypothesis for several authors in the Conservation Biology stated, “We expect many of the hotspot endemics to have either become extinct or- because much of the habitat loss is recent-to be threatened with extinction” (Brooks et al., 2002). With this hypothesis I can infer an answer prompted by experimental results to relate to habitat loss due to deforestation and extinctions in the future. The vast areas of forests are known as a “hotspot” of the world which means that within it is a vast amount of a variety of species and organisms from plants and animals, containing 1500 epidemic plant species.
In the north-eastern part of Australia, for example, lush rainforests meet marshy wetlands. These types of ecosystems contrast greatly to the dry deserts of Australia's interior and the arid plateaus and freezing mountainous regions of Northern Asia. In addition to this, over 20 000 islands are located in the Asia-Pacific region, many of which are found in the South Pacific Ocean. Some of these islands are volcanic landforms that were formed as a result of the collisions of the Australian and Pacific plates. See image two While much of South-East Asia is covered in dense and impenetrable jungles, Northern Asia is home to the Himalayan and Tien Shan
This is what ordinary people are not aware that a vast amount of medicine used for all sorts of things, such as a cure and relief, comes from various plants, both common and rare. This is a concern, the amounts of pollution produced by various common apparatuses used in the average society has a high influence in the loss of vegetation and rainforests all over the world. Such acts can have a negative effect in various proportions, such as the economic stability of a country, and the chance of success it can have when it comes to the possibility of striking a trade deficit with its surrounding nations. With the loss of all this vegetation, remedies to critical medical conditions can vanish. Deforestation can occur for several reasons.
Deforestation is the one of environment problems in Cambodia. This text is going to show about the causes and the effects of deforestation. The trees can give much importance to the environment in Cambodia. People can get many kinds of food and medicine from them. Before the war, there are many trees in the forests in Cambodia.