Climate Change In The Philippines

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INTRODUCTION Climate change, also greatly known as global warming, refers to the rise in the average surface temperatures on Earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus states that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels that release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air, which then traps heat within the atmosphere. The primary cause of climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, which emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere—primarily carbon dioxide. Although one cannot convict CO2 of causing all of these events, because they've happened in the past before CO2 levels rose (Christy 2012). Other human activities, such as agriculture and deforestation, also contribute to the…show more content…
On average, about 20 tropical cyclones enter Philippine waters each year, with eight or nine making landfall, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). And over the past decade, these tropical storms have struck the nation more often and more severely, scientists believe, because of climate…show more content…
How do civil engineers contribute in creating infrastructural advancements for the mitigation of the effects of climate change in our environment? What engineering advancements have been utilized by civil engineers that had an impact on climate change mitigation? 1.2 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY The primary significance of the study is to provide insight on how civil engineers help in providing modern solutions to the world’s problem regarding climate change. This study can provide an idea to future engineers as to how their field can play an important role in helping improve our environment. This research can also initiate new and unique ideas towards climate change mitigation. 1.3 SCOPE AND DELIMITATIONS The research aims at studying and exploring how engineers contribute possible solutions to climate change by selecting five (5) civil engineers within the Manila vicinity as key participants for the study. The research study mainly focuses on the climate change scenario inside the Philippine setting

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