Climate Change In The Climate Cycle

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Each location on the earth is unique and its climate is determined principally by its latitude, elevation, longitude and distance from the sea. The regular northward and southward “passage of the sun” provides the strongest driving force for variability in the climate system .The annual cycle of seasonal conditions and the equally familiar diurnal cycle of night and day are the strongest regulators of human and indeed all living behaviours. Despite the overall persistence of the seasonal rhythm in the climatic system, we are aware that the annual climate cycle is not constant .For example, some wet seasons may be wetter than others while one dry season may be drier than the last. During one month the wind may blow incessantly from one quarter…show more content…
Physical changes in the hydrological cycle (driven by both climate change and human modification of the systems) in the case of reduced rainfall and/or increased evaporation would disconnect rivers from their floodplains and wetlands and slow water velocity in riverine systems, converting them into a chain of connected reservoirs or pools. These in turn impact the migratory patterns of fish species and composition of riparian habitat, opens the way for exotic species, and contribute to an overall loss of freshwater biodiversity and inland fishery resources and agricultural productivity of traditional systems and ecosystems long adapted to the flood…show more content…
Tourism in most of the West Africa countries is mainly based on beaches. An increase in coastal erosion will considerably reduced the width of the beaches, thus threatening tourism activities with heavy consequences on the GDP and the level of employment. The Water Resources of the Benin-Owena River have been found to be very vulnerable to climate variability and change.This is the focus of this

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