Effects of Climate Change - Global & In the UK

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  • Effects of Climate Change
    • Global impacts
      • Environment
        • Temperatures expected to rise 0.3-4.8 Celsius between 2005 and 2100.
        • Glaciers melt - rising sea levels.
        • Loss of polar habitats.
        • Increasing sea temps - loss of coral reefs.
        • Distribution and quantity of species could change.
      • Economic
        • More extreme weather precautions needed.
        • Permafrost - collapse of buildings, more difficult to mine.
        • Crops suffer from climate change.
        • High latitude countries will benefit from warmer conditions.
        • Water shortages.
      • Social
        • Wildfires destroying homes etc.
        • Coastal areas lost to flooding.
        • Migration and overcrowding from evacuation.
        • Changing rainfall patterns.
        • Malnutrition, bad health and death from starvation.
    • UK Impacts.
      • Environment
        • Winter rainfall increase by 16%.
        • Summer rainfall decrease by 23%.
        • Droughts in southern England.
        • Increased rainfall and sea level rise - flooding.
        • Loss of habitats by the coast.
        • Species move north to get lower temperatures - leads to species extinction.
      • Economic
        • Increased/ Decreased tourism in some areas.
        • Fishing infrastructure at risk- livelihoods affected.
        • Longer growing season - better productivity.
        • New crops in southern England but reduced rainfall.
      • Social
        • Cold/heat related illnesses - especially the elderly.
        • Dry summers- high population density in southern England.
        • Damage to homes and businesses- low lying areas near the coast.

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