Climate Change Worsens

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  1. “The West African monsoon produced extreme rainfall in 2012”
  2. “Nigeria experienced the worst flooding in decades”
  3. Triggered flashfloods in Haiti

Climate Change is not only affecting the frequency of hazards, but the magnitude of hazards as well to such an extent where impacts are catastrophic.

CLICK HERE to know more about how Climate Change may be altering our planet for the worse.

REFERENCE:

“The Fingerprints of Climate Change on Two Extreme Natural Disasters” [http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-erratic-floods-and-droughts-%E2%80%93-two-extreme-disasters-and-fingerprints-climate-change]

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE:

http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/edu/k12/ClimateChange-Ag

 

ON HUMANS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_climate_change_on_humans

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs266/en/

 

ON AGRICULTURE

http://www.ifpri.org/publication/climate-change-impact-agriculture-and-costs-adaptation

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/agriculture.html

 

ON ANIMALS

http://www.climateandweather.net/global_warming/effects_on_animals.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_climate_change_on_terrestrial_animals

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/aboutcc/problems/impacts/

Adapting to extreme weather

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'A musher corrals his sled dogs on the Inland Ice Cap in Greenland.' - Photograph by Robert E. Peary, National Geographic

‘A musher corrals his sled dogs on the Inland Ice Cap in Greenland.’ –
Photograph by Robert E. Peary, National Geographic

 

Like wild prehistoric animals, we humans too have been able to adapt to the harsh diversity of our climate.

Adaptation is key for humans to evolve and survive.

Click here for more pictures

 

Reference:

Explore: Cold [www.nationalgeographic.com]

 

For furthermore information on adapting to climate extremes:

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/january21/evoladap-012109.html

http://anthro.palomar.edu/adapt/adapt_2.htm

http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold_humans.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/01/040114075853.htm