Effect of Climate Change Essay

527 WordsAug 8, 20123 Pages
EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change can be defined by changes in the mean and variability of its properties, and that persists for extended periods, typically decades or longer and it is one of the most prominent and vital problems of the contemporary world. It may be resulted from natural gases or human activities. Climate change has physical and social effects on environment and on people. First we will deal with the physical effects. Over the last hundred years or so, the instrumental temperature record has shown a trend in climate of increased global temperature, i.e., global warming. Greenhouse gases stay can stay in the atmosphere for an amount of years ranging from decades to hundreds and thousands of years. So it leads to increased temperature which is likely to cause increasing precipitation, but effects on storms is less clear. As the temperature of oceans rises, so will the probability of more frequent and stronger hurricanes. As the temperature increases more areas will be affected by drought. Although some areas of Earth will become wetter due to global warming, other areas will suffer serious droughts and heat waves. Africa will receive the worst of it, with more severe droughts also expected in Europe. There will be increased incidences of extreme high sea level (excluding tsunamis) because of the fact that the ice caps melt in the polars. In some regions, changes in temperature and precipitation are projected to increase the frequency and severity of fire event. Forest and bush fires cause burns, damage from smoke inhalation and other injuries. When we think of the social effects, we may handle the climate change’s effects from the aspects such as health, food supply. Climate change altered the distribution of some infectious disease vectors, increased heatwave-related deaths. The health status of millions of people would be affected
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