In recent years scientists have noticed that the rate of climate change has been increasing. A number of theories exist as to how this has happened but all scientists agree that the impact of these changes could be far-reaching if we do not learn to manage our resources effectively.
Farming: Many of the traditional patterns of farming will change. Grain harvests might improve due to higher temperatures, however in other areas drought could bring disaster.
Flooding: Increases in amounts of rainfall will lead to increased river and coastal flooding. This can bring huge amounts of damage to property and houses which can cost a lot to fix.
Travel and Tourism: Different countries have started to increase the amount of tax payable on air travel. As air travel is one of the heaviest polluters of the atmosphere, different measures are being taken to invest in cleaner aircraft and technologies. Travel will become increasingly expensive.
Green economy: Pressure from global and environmental organisations has meant that many countries have had to come up with strategies designed to help tackle climate issues. A transition from carbon-burning vehicles and home heating systems means that people have to invest in new ‘green’ technologies e.g wind power.