Mitigation and Adaptation of Climate Change

what does mitigation mean?
reducing the causes of climate change
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ways of mitigation
planting trees, carbon capture, alternative energy production, international agreements
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how will planting trees reducing the causes of climate change?
Reduces C02 in atmosphere via photosynthesis
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how will carbon capture reducing the causes of climate change?
Storage (CCS) – with juices emissions from fossil fuels burnt in power stations =captures C02, transports underground
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how will alternative energy production reducing the causes of climate change?
Replace fossil fuels with nuclear power, wind, water, solar power. UK = more renewable sources planned
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how will international agreements reducing the causes of climate change?
1997 = monitor/ cut down greenhouse gases (Kyoto Protocol). Target for UK = reduce by 12.5% by 2012. EU – cut down by 20% from 1990 to 2020
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what does adaptions mean?
responding to changes causes by climate change
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ways of adapting
changing agricultural systems, managing water supply, coping with rising sea levels
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how will changing agricultural systems respond to the causes of climate change?
Due to changing rainfall/ temperatures = plant new crop types e.g. peach is in south England. Biotechnology = new crop varieties that are more resistant to extreme weather
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how will managing water supply respond to the causes of climate change?
More water shortages = water meters to discourage extra use of water, collection of rainfall to recycle it
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how will coping with rising sea levels respond to the causes of climate change?
Levels are to rise = flood island so physical defences (flood barriers) and flood warning systems put in place. E.g. Thames barrier in London OR build homes on top of embankments and build raised flood shelters
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