Climate Change Impacts

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Climate change poses a risk to all people, especially in developing countries, this puts their right to food, water, and health on the line. Climate change is real, and is happening now, if we continue our current path of allowing emissions to rise year after year climate change will change everything about our world. One of the leading causes of climate change is greenhouse gases which can have a significant impact on developing countries, and laws must be implanted to stop this. The average surface temperature on earth right now is 14° Celsius and NASA has stated that average surface temperatures could rise between 2°C and 6°C by the end of the 21st century. This marked by extreme weather events, heat waves, declining global food stock, loss …show more content…
African countries are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because of the lack of economic development and institutional capacity. A warming world results in the strengthening of atmospheric patterns; since Africa is straddled across the equator, it is generally hot, and is exposed to climate risks such as droughts, flooding, and storms. The effects of climate change such as rising temperatures and changes in precipitations are undeniably clear with impacts already affecting ecosystems and people. From threatening sea level rise and extreme weather impacts to the coastal regions, climate change affects the ecosystem services communities largely depend upon, which could threaten development and economic stability. There are many impacts that come with climate change such as poverty, human diseases, and high population density, which could double the basic demand for basic necessities such as food and water within the next 30 years. Africa has warmed 0.7° Celsius over the 20th century, and 0.05° Celsius per decade through the 20th century, as well as increased precipitation for East Africa. Impacts of climate change in Africa include water availability, food security, and temperature rise, increased disease out breaks, extreme weather impacts and effects in biodiversity. Firstly, warm sea surface temperatures may lead to increased droughts in equatorial and subtropical Eastern Africa, as well as …show more content…
It is a major challenge in our society today and greenhouse gases are a significant driver of climate change and are one of the largest contributors to rising temperatures. They pose a risk to all people, but especially in developing countries such as in parts of Africa where the impacts of climate change have been felt hard. Models have predicted that average surface temperatures could rise between 2° Celsius and 6° Celsius by the end of the 21st century. We have reached what some activists are calling decade zero of the climate crisis; we either change now or lose our

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