The Future of Climate Change
The Future of Climate Change EVSC 1450
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Date Created: 04/11/16
The Future Managed ecosystems will change! These include: Agriculture o Crop yields will decline with rice, wheat o Crops in the tropics will decline even more o Weeds will flourish and compete with crops Livestock o Heat and water stress o Quality of plants (forage) will decline, animals wont get nutrients they need o More risk of disease from stress and lack of nutrients o All this will cause low growth rates and low milk production Forestry o Extreme weather, fire, droughts, and more pests and diseases means that forests may decline. Fisheries o Temperature, acidity and other stress factors o Wild catch fishing will be affected What can we do? Move species Conservation with zoos and animal shelters Protected areas with wide climate ranges Management strategies for change More efficient trade and distribution networks for food Impacts on Human Health and Infrastructure Direct o Heat stress: more hot days, hot spells, heat waves, extreme heat, artic warming o Heat correlates to mortality o Work capacity will decrease as temperatures increase o Cities will be hotter-"heat-island effect" o Artic societies, trade routs may improve, infrastructure is built on permafrost, when ice melts, roads will buckle etc. o More flooding, extreme rainfall, more droughts , intense storms o Storm water management can overflow, sewer overflow, potential for disease and economic shutdown o Not enough water for the cities, tension over water supply o Sea level rise will hurt roads and coastal cities and cause erosion Ecosystem-Mediated o Air quality: smog, ozone causes ozone and death, especially in combination with heat stress, the risk is higher in cities, higher risk for allergies and asthma o Infectious diseases: vector borne illnesses increase with humidity and rainfall. Food and water borne diseases increase o Malnutrition from crop productivity declining, this increases risk for other health problems
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