Climate change brings about a range of effects, many of them related to global warming. Most of these effects are negative and have devastating environmental, economic and social consequences.
Which of the following HUMAN activities does NOT directly affect global warming?
Release of greenhouses gases
Use of aerosols
How many degrees do some scientists believe that global temperatures have risen by over the past hundred years?
Which of the following is an ENVIRONMENTAL consequence of climate change?
People will migrate from areas suffering drought
Hurricanes and other storms are likely to become stronger and more frequent
Crop yields are expected to decrease for all major world crops
Which of the following is an ECONOMIC consequence of climate change?
Less fresh water will be available
Increased flooding events may cause water borne infectious diseases to spread
Crops could be wiped out in low-lying areas, suffering from flooding
Which of the following is a SOCIAL consequence of climate change?
Animals may become extinct
17 million people in Bangladesh alone will be threatened by flooding
Weather patterns will become more unpredictable
Which of the following is an ECONOMIC benefit of climate change?
Arctic, Antarctic, Siberia, and other frozen regions of the Earth may experience more plant growth and milder climates
Fewer deaths or injuries due to cold weather
The Northwest Passage through Canada's formerly icy north will be opened up to sea transportation
Which of the following is a SOCIAL benefit of climate change?
Fewer deaths or injuries due to colder weather
More areas will be able to grow different crops, for example, citrus fruits in the UK
There may be an increase in fish stocks in certain areas