In this assignment climate change will be discussed and the effect it has upon humans. When discussing the change, the scientific, meteorological, geographical and media’s view will be explained. In today’s world, many changes have occurred to the climate. It is believed that the man-made process is leading to climate change. Global temperatures have increased which has resulted in more extreme weather events such a flooding, heat waves etc.
Climate change endangers a human health in many ways, including weather, wildfire, and air quality. Environmental consequences of climate change, such as extreme heat waves, rising sea-levels changes in precipitation resulting in flood and droughts, intense hurricanes, and degraded air quality, affects directly and indirectly the physical, social, and psychological health of humans. Rising global temperatures have been caused by the changes in weather and climate, but humans are responsible for the recent climate change and endangers to their health. The climate is always changing and it is also something that affects everyone on a daily basis. Where we go, how we dress and how we choose to spend our days is all based on the weather.
What is the social problem? The social problem is the changes in the greenhouse gas levels and other motorists alter the global environment and bring about variety human wellness repercussions. Ecological repercussions of global warming, such as excessive prolonged high temperatures, rising sea-levels, changes in rainfall leading to surging and droughts, excessive tornados, and deteriorated air quality, affect directly and ultimately the physical, public, and emotional wellness of humans Why is it a social problem? Weather and climate shows a significant role in individual’s health. Changes in climate affect the common varying climate conditions that we are accustomed to.
This paper will discuss the extent of direct and indirect impacts as well as the ongoing adaptation and mitigation efforts in addressing the problem. Direct impacts of climate change on human health can be defined as any act that occurs to the human body due to the climate system that is harmful or stressful. Some of these impacts on human health could include heat stress, flood, drought, and increased
The increasing extent and rate of climate change means it is expected to be a major health... ... middle of paper ... ...ate change impacts can be exacerbated by social and economic factors such as economic status, race, gender, age, ethnicity, and health. Similarly, ecosystems that are degraded or depleted due to other environmental factors such as pollution, over-harvesting, and habitat destruction, have lower resilience to climate change. Federal agencies should put a high priority on identifying who is most vulnerable and plan accordingly. Climate change is influence the health of Alaskans in a variety of ways changes in the environment and ecology are resulting in new or increase threats to water quality or quantity as well of changes in the incidence of certain human and animal conditions. Rural and indigenous communities are faced with growing concerns over economic, health and cultural impacts due to climate change related declines in the availability of plant and animals
This research would also have to include the ways in which people are affected by climate change and most importantly how they respond to it in the sense of their livelihood. The major contributions that papers has to the class are the four main principals. First, it explains how climate changes may weaken human security by limiting access to and the quality of natural resources required for daily ... ... middle of paper ... ...ability as compared to climate change investigates the diverse array of social and environmental factors operating over time. These factors include the sensitivity of resources such as freshwater, soils, reefs and fisheries to sudden and incremental changes in climate, the degree to which households and communities rely on these resources to meet their needs and values, and the capacity of social systems to adapt to changes in the temporal distribution and abundance of these resources so that households' and communities' needs and values can continue to be satisfied. REFERENCES Barnett, J., Adger, W. (2007).
Maarten van Aalst, whois an official at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies believes, "'If we don't reduce greenhouse gases soon, risks will get out of hand. And the risks have already risen.'" (Borenstein p.1) In the article, UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm on Climate Change Dangers by Seth Borenstein, one learns of greenhouse gases and their impacts on our planet, whether having already occurred or estimated to occur in the future. Without the decrease of greenhouse gases that are released into our air, global warming will take a greater toll on our lives than it already does. "'We're now in an era where climate change isn't some kind of future hypothetical,'" said Chris Field, who is from the Carnegie Institution for Science located in California.
According to The Lancet and University College London Institute for Global Health Commission (Lancet): climate change is attributable to several health effects including cardiovascular diseases, diarrhea illnesses, vector-borne illnesses such as malaria, injuries obtained in extreme weather events, and malnutrition (2009). Additionally continual climate change is predicted to contribute to increasing disease rates and premature death (Lancet, 2009). Factors that contribute to such climate change include existing levels of heat, food stress, and exposure to disease vectors (Lancet, 2009). One of the most obvious effects of rising temperatures is the rise in short-term mortality attributed to respiratory and cardiovascular causes (Lancet, 2009). Illnesses such as these can include heat-related stress, heat stroke, and respiratory illness (Lancet, 2009).
The ramifications of these extreme meteorological c... ... middle of paper ... ... pressure on human life is likely to have effects across the board. The reality of global warming is one that is both in need of immediate and future addressing on a wide scale because of its implications for the future life of humans and other species on Earth. As we have learned 97% of scientists agree that increased global warming in the past century was caused by human activity and continues to be caused by human activity today (Global warming: Vital signs). It is potentially a vey serious problem on both a local and global scale, causing imbalances and threats to human life, safety, access to vital resources, and the environment and biosphere as a whole, and as such, increased efforts must be made to mitigate the effects that are already becoming evident through changes in water, sea levels and natural habitats worldwide. Page 3
Population socioeconomic development increases factors, such as more development in exposed areas, climate change is expected to exacerbate these impacts (IPCC, 2012, 2014).Climate change and increasing urbanization are both projected to result in an increase in surface water flood events and their associated damages in the future. Population growth, increases in wealth, and accumulation of assets in areas at risk from natural hazards have been found to be the main underlying reasons up to now for increasing losses from natural disasters (Crompton and McAneney, 2008; Pielke et al., 2008). Under the ongoing socioeconomic change, natural hazard risk is likely to increase independent from climate change (Bouwer et al., 2007; Feyen et al., 2009). In general, losses and damage from natural disasters around the world have been increasing more rapidly than general economic growth, owing to the rapid development of population and assets in large urban areas in at risk areas (Bouwer et al.,