Causes and Impacts of Climate Change Flashcards

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What are the natural factors that cause climate change?

Natural factors include orbital changes (Milankovitch cycles), volcanic activity (releasing greenhouse gases and aerosols), and fluctuations in solar output.

How do human factors contribute to climate change?

Human factors include the use of fossil fuels (releasing CO2), deforestation (reducing CO2 absorption), and farming practices (releasing methane and nitrous oxide).

What are the social impacts of climate change?

Social impacts include health issues (spread of diseases and heatwaves), nutrition problems (food shortages and malnutrition), job losses, and displacement due to rising sea levels and storms.

How does climate change affect agriculture and employment?

Climate change can alter rainfall patterns and temperatures, affecting crop yields and agricultural productivity. It also impacts job opportunities in sectors like tourism, fishing and farming, leading to broader economic consequences.

What are the environmental impacts of climate change?

Environmental impacts include sea level rise (causing coastal erosion), increased natural hazards (more storms, droughts and wildfires), and shifts in ecosystems (threatening biodiversity).

How does climate change affect sea levels and natural hazards?

Climate change causes sea levels to rise due to seawater expansion and melting ice. It also increases the frequency and severity of storms, droughts, and wildfires, leading to higher risks of flooding and property damage.

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