Adaptation and Mitigation

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Adaptation As we already know, IPCC defines adaptation as ‘adjustment in natural or human systems to a new or changing environment’. Before we move further, it is important to understand three terms related to adaptation, namely, coping range, resilience range, and failure range. Coping Range: Coping range represents the magnitude or rate of disturbance various systems like communities, enterprises, or ecosystems can tolerate without...

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Responses to Climate Change

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To tackle global warming, most countries of the world have signed an international treaty – the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) – in June 1992. Till October 2009, 192 parties became members of the UNFCCC. The main purpose of the UNFCCC is to consider what can be done to reduce global warming, and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. The UNFCCC Secretariat supports all...

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Impacts in North America

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Major impacts of climate change in North America include the following. Due to sea level rise, increase in inundations, and storm surge flooding, shoreline erosion will be prominent. This will affect the people living in the coastal and the coastal ecosystems like salt marshes. Wildfire and insect outbreaks have been increasing and are likely to intensify. Increased risk of deaths due to heat waves, water-borne diseases, and degraded water...

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Impacts in South America

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South America has been experiencing several unprecedented weather-related events in the recent past, such as Intense rainfall in Venezuela (1999, 2005) Flooding in the Argentine Pampas (2000–02) Amazon drought (2005) in Brazil Hailstorms in Bolivia (2002) and Greater Buenos Aires area (2006) The devastating hurricane Katrina in 2004 Studies have shown that there has been an increased rainfall in south-eastern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, the...

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