Cuases and Effects of Global Warming on World Economy Essay

911 Words May 19th, 2013 4 Pages
As one of the urgent issues of human existence during the coming 50 years, global warming has become a widespread concern among the world community. Global warming can be defined as the abnormal increase of the average temperature on the surface of the earth. According to statistics, average temperatures have been increased by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880 (National Geographic News, 2007). This eassy will outline the causes and illustrate the effects on economies around the world with a series of evidence and data. To begin with, two main causes of the climate change will be outlined, which are believed to be the result from natural phenomenon, and human activities.

Some of the natural
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Assumed that there is no natural greenhouse effect, the average temperature of the earth should be under 0 degrees F instead of 57 degrees F now (ibid.). Concenoivably, the earth is continuously being heated up until it is no longer possible to suvive if no measure is taken.

Many factors build up this human crisis, simultaneously, many consequences have been emerged by this crisis. With the focus on economy in the world, the climate change is the element being reckoned with in the following three fields: agriculture, the supply of energy and the cost of government.

Agriculture is an industry directly affected by climate change. This particular industry is sensitive to climatic conditions especially the rainfall and the distribution of temperature. Closely related to the climate system, these conditions influenced by climate change makes a great difference to agricultural productivity. Due to a sudden change of the amount of fresh water come from the rainfall, the yield of rice and cotton in Peru decreased by 19% than before in 1983 follwing the El Niños event that is caused by climate change the year before (Houghton, 2007). However, the major effect on agriculture is not the damage of the unusual climatic condition change, but the ajustment in agricultural structure. Because of the movement of monsoon region and climate zones, different species change their the competivitiveness within an ecosystem in order to suit the

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