Mitigation Strategies For Climate Change

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Over the past few years, urban residents have faced the increasing number of negative effects caused by climate change. Climate change refers to the secular change which affects earth’s weather, especially an increase in temperature. In other words, climate change is a major cause which leads to serious problems such as health problems and water scarcity. This essay discusses the causes of formation of bad influences and evaluates the efficiency of mitigation and adaptation strategies as well. The essay demonstrates that mitigation strategies are more effective than adaptation strategies on climate change. The decrease of available water resources and human health issues are one of the most serious problems. Over 1.1 billion people in the world…show more content…
Mitigation strategy refers to make efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which deal with the main cause of the problem with moderate measures. It is commonly accepted that water desalination is an effective measure to alleviate water shortage. The technology supply fresh water to people who live in arid or semiarid area. Water desalination plays important roles in mitigating water shortage to some extent. Moreover, planting more trees is frequently referred to one of the most effective response to climate change. IPCC (2014) states that planting new forests can mitigate climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air and lowering the temperature in the summer. That way, the air quality would be improved and human health issues also would be…show more content…
The IPCC (2014) describes it as actions taken on the natural or social system which has suffered by climate change to reduce the adverse consequences. Recycling water is an useful measure to lessen water resource shortage. Reuse water is collected from urban sewage systems and purified. It could be used as domestic and irrigation water which can keep water sources supply and demand balance (Walsh et al., 2010). However, Broome (2014,cited in IPCC, 2011) states that reclaimed water could enhance efficiency of water availability, though, it has enormous potential risks which can be a threat to human health. Broome (2014) mentions that there is no law to limit the water recycling which means illegal unhealthy reuse water can be supplied to people. Not only the problem cannot be solved, but the negative influences are also

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