Managing Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Flashcards

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What are two key approaches to addressing climate change?

The two key approaches are mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (building resilience to the effects of climate change).

How can we reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy?

Transitioning to renewable energy sources like solar, wind, hydro and geothermal power reduces greenhouse gas emissions and promotes a low-carbon economy.

What is carbon capture and storage (CCS)?

CCS involves capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and industrial sites and storing them underground to reduce greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere.

How can agriculture adapt to climate change?

Climate-resilient agricultural practices, such as precision farming, crop diversification, and water-efficient irrigation, help farmers adapt to changing climate patterns.

What are some effective water management techniques for climate resilience?

Techniques like rainwater harvesting, efficient irrigation systems, and water recycling help tackle water scarcity and ensure a sustainable water supply.

How can we mitigate risks from sea-level rise?

Implementing coastal zone management plans, constructing coastal defences, and endorsing nature-based solutions like mangrove restoration can reduce vulnerability to sea-level rise.

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