The threat to human life that the change in weather systems poses over the 21st century could be greater than the effect of all other natural disasters combined. It could cause a drop in global GDP per capita by as much as 20 per cent by 2100. There are grassroots organizations working to stop climate change. The situation isn’t likely to improve.
Globally, we need to figure out how to adapt and mitigate the environmental catastrophe. We need to find ways to stop climate change or fighting against climate change. What happened in the past should be seen only as a guide to what is possible, not what will necessarily happen. Economists have been too uncertain about it to say anything very useful.
What Causes Climate Change?
Climate change is the result of changes in the atmosphere of the Earth, predominantly caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. Human activities are responsible for most of these emissions, especially during the last 150 years. The main greenhouse gases emitted from human activities are carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. They normally occur when fossil fuels like coal and oil burn.
The main cause of climate change is human activities like deforestation. Climate change can also occur through natural processes. Including volcanic eruptions and variations in the Sun’s intensity. These changes come in on a slow scale. Extreme weather events happen more often, including floods, droughts, hurricanes, blizzards, and wildfires. Industrial processes such as cement production; and waste management practices come in also.
The economic impacts realized
Climate change is already affecting many segments of the economy and will continue doing so. Here are some examples: Tourism. Rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten coastal areas, which are often heavily dependent on tourism economies. Infrastructure. Climate change could cause roads, bridges, dams, airports, and other infrastructure across the country to sustain billions of dollars in damage every year.
Other areas that are likely to be affected include: Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers depend on predictable weather patterns to grow crops and raise livestock. When weather patterns get disruption, farmers experience major economic losses. Energy. Information suggests that the energy industry may need to make additional investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change on energy systems.
The History of Climate Change
First global climate summit was in 1990, to develop a climate change framework. This framework included four key elements: (1) Recognizing that climate is changing. (2) Agreeing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (3) Addressing the role of economic activity and technology. (4) Ensuring that actions taken would be consistent with countries’ commitments under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
But it’s only in the past few centuries that scientists have figured out that this change is due to human activity. In the long run, it makes sense that we’re seeing more extreme weather and less rain because of human activity. The latest data from researchers show that the last 15 years have experienced the highest temperatures on record so far.
Climate change on social economy
Impact of climate change on the social economy is more profound. However, there remains a significant disconnect between what is happening in the scientific community and how society perceives it. The vast majority of people still do not recognize how climate change will impact them specifically, but they are beginning to understand that it is a threat to all of us.
The solutions to Climate Change
A solution to the impacts of climate change is government funding, which can be funded by taxes. Setting the stage for a plan to reverse the effects of climate change will require a large financial commitment from all governments around the world. In order to fund this large initiative, it is necessary for governments to raise taxes to achieve this goal.
Ways of mitigating the damage already caused
It’s not an easy fix, but there are ways to help mitigate the damage that’s already been done and the damage that will happen in the future. Here are some of them. 1) Plant trees. 2) Recycle more. 3) Reduce your carbon footprint. 4) Go green with your energy. 5) Get political. 6) Talk to your friends and family about climate change.
People in large numbers are under these effects of climate change impacts and are growing. Now that we have a better understanding of the problem, we can be more proactive. The solution sounds simple, but the problem it sets out to solve is complex. Now that we have a better understanding of the problem, we can take action to mitigate its effects.
The Final Verdict of Economic Impacts of Climate Change
Failing to take action on climate change is like leaving a ticking time bomb in the hands of our children and grandchildren. The longer we wait, the harder it will be to protect people from its impacts. We are already seeing the effects of this crisis like natural disasters.