Climate change is currently affecting agriculture because it is causing prolonged droughts, violent flooding, sea level to rise, and also health related issues. Droughts and flooding utterly affect agriculture because it damages cultivation since the amount of water applied to crops and farming is fundamental to the... ... middle of paper ... ...o climate change. All of these have caused an impact on the ability to produce crops and grow agriculturally. Climate change has been increasing the number of droughts, floods, health hazards of employees, natural disasters, and sea level elevations. All of these put in danger the crop productivity resulting in famines and food price increments.
The heat from global warming will also cause pests to multiply fast which will also lead to less crops. Global warming will also make water difficult to give to livestock which will cause dehydration and mass death in livestock population. There will also be an Increase of water temperature harming fisheries and wild seafood population. These impacts can threaten human health through malnutrition, food poisoning, and diseases. There is concern that climate change will have very negative affect on human life and the environment.
If this keeps going on, the percentage of productivity and the yields of agricultural products will lessen since harvesting becomes hard when the land is in drought. By this, the price of commodity will also rise because of the declining yields of food crops, which would disadvantage the community. Other than that, because of CO2, it will cause melting ice and one of it is artic sea ice that begins... ... middle of paper ... ...anol. Available at: http://www.esru.strath.ac.uk/EandE/Web_sites/02-03/biofuels/what_bioethanol.htm ( 11 March 2014) 3. Author Unknown.
As we all known, good vegetative cover can maintain soil erosion. But much deforestation of human has damaged the forests environment in order to obtain timbers. Currently the world average of 20 hectares of forest per minute is destroyed 10 hectares of land desertification, 47,000 tons of soil erosion. Soil erosion decreased soil fertility and water retention, thus reducing the biological productivity of the soil and its ability to maintain productivity; and may cause widespread flooding and storms, causing significant economic losses to society, and deterioration of the ecological environment
In recent years, global warming is a topic that has received much attention. It’s is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, which also known as the green house effect. Global warming can negatively affect the earth's delicate ecosystems. It has been linked to dangerous new weather patterns, the extinction of plant and animal species and so many others bad effects. Global warming is caused by pollution eating away at the ozone layer of the atmosphere, as well as greenhouse gases trapping heat.
Deforestation is the act in which large amounts of tree’s are harvested. This is a problem in many countries, because the effect of these actions results in the loss of Carbon Dioxide, and if not done right, the loss of natural habitats, that can later cause trouble for the surrounding species. The outcome of these changes in the climate have become very noticeable. The sea level has been rising resulting in numerous tsunamis, hurricanes, and flooding. In 2011, rainfall in Ohio was 300 percent of the normal, flooding the Mississippi River, and resulting in nearly three billion dollars in damage along with 7 deaths.
Major Causes of Extinction Hotspots are areas that have rich diversity of species, but many species have become critically endangered because of devastating human activities. The loss of biodiversity in many hotspots was mainly because of habitat loss and fragmentation which in turn have occurred due to pollution, overexploitation of resources, deforestation, increased human population, and introduction of exotic species (Background paper on Himalayan ecology, 2010). For Himalaya, deforestation is one of the main causes of extinction. People living in Himalaya convert the forest into an agricultural land and overuse the timber, fodder, and fuel wood (WWF, 2011a). Moreover, the production of charcoal and over-grazing is considered to be causes of extinction in Himalaya (WWF, 2011a).Many Himalayans depend on farm animals for their living but do not have enough food for them; as a result, large numbers of grazers are found in the forests destroying the future of the forest (WWF, 2011a).
With the weather getting warmer, it is expected that heavier snowstorms and rainstorms will happen more often, and that storms around the globe will keep getting stronger. Storms and hurricanes are hazards that can damage buildings, hurt crops, cause floods, and put people’s lives in danger. Melting Glaciers Glaciers are big chunks of ice and snow that are found all ye... ... middle of paper ... ...e tourism, which is big in the Southwest, to suffer dramatically. In the Great Plains, rising temperatures, quick evaporation, and the occurrence of drought cause water to be even scarcer. The reduced water supplies and hotter temperatures are threatening things affiliated with agriculture, like ranching and the natural lands.
1) Higher Temperature During the 20th century both air and sea temperature has increased and causing several problems. The increase in temperature has caused damages to our eco system. In some countries temperature has increased by a few degrees. In winter, in places where it was cold, now the temperatures has increased and even the sea temperatures have increased, which is melting the Iceberg and destroying the marine life. Scientists projected that if emissions of heat-trapping carbon emission aren’t reduced, average surface temperature could increased 3 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end the century.
The sociocultural dimension will affect Fonterra by the recent decline in productivity and decreasing dairy price causing a loss of 500 plus jobs within the industry many jobs being cut “Initial job losses will come mostly come from sales and support teams, but departments including R&D, health and safety and quality assurance are likely to be affected later this year” ( The Chemical Engineer, 2015) . These cuts are set to save Fonterra up to $60 million New Zealand Dollars per year by cutting the non-managerial employees. The current swelter on Fonterra with the fresh botulism scare it’s an audacious action to further cut health and safety and quality assurance setting Fonterra on a discouraging track for the up and coming 10-15 years. Cultural characteristics show the cuts of over 500 jobs shows that the company further compromise its values for safety for the benefit of saving money. This potentially could affect the company in the future by customers and employees having a change in attitude towards purchasing or being employed by Fonterra.