Climatic Change and Its Effect on Society
There has been a significant climatic change that has taken place
throughout the years on Earth. These changes have effected society in more than
one way. However, there is nothing society can do about the long term influences
of climatic changes. Society has tended to address the short term effects of
climatic changes that influence the global temperatures within the life span of
present generations. The following will show how climatic changes does effect
society, health, and economics.
Society depends a lot on natural resources for various aspects. First of
all, society depends largely ...view middle of the document...
Thus, it is noticed that with increased climatic change the
future that this forest has in supplying lumber is decreasing, and the
construction industry will face a slight drawback due to this. In this it is
noticed that, with a drawback in the construction industry's output, will also
effect the economy and society. The economy will effect society and the decrease
in output means a decrease in jobs, which in effect hurts society.
Contrary to the example of the forests in Canada, is the information
found on its agriculture. Because average temperatures are expected to increase
more near the poles than near the equator, the shift in climatic zones will be
more pronounced in the higher latitudes. In the mid-latitude regions ( 45 - 60
latitude ), the shift is expected to be about 200-300 kilometers for every
degree Celsius of warming. Since today's latitudinal climate belts are each
optimal for particular crops, such shifts could have a powerful impact on
agricultural and livestock production. For example, in the Canadian prairies,
the growing season might lengthen by 10 days for every 1oC increase in average
Another example (Taken from sources on the net) is the impact of climate
change on water. Now, water is a survival of mankind, in general, but almost for
all life. Thus, if water was effected by climatic changes, so would society,
health, as well as economics be impacted by climatic changes. In areas where
climate change causes reduced precipitation, freshwater storage reserves,
primarily in the form of groundwater, will steadily shrink. Areas where more
precipitation was not matched by increased evaporation would experience floods
and higher lake and river levels. An increase in...