CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE

When it comes to climate change, the first thing that comes to mind is the melting of glaciers, the disappearance of ice poles and weather. It should be noted that perhaps the main threat from climate change is its impact on human health. Despite strong technological development, human civilization is still intrinsically linked to natural systems and directly dependent on the processes that take place in them. The direct consequences of climate change such as rising temperatures, melting ice, rising sea and ocean levels and changing precipitation patterns can cause significant problems in the functioning of human society. The production and availability of food and water, energy supply, transportation are just some of the elements on which human health is based.

According to the IV Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) and the most optimistic scenario, the temperature will increase by 1.8 ° C (1.1 ° C to 2.9 ° C) in the period 2012-2025, and by the most pessimistic scenario for the whole 4o ° C (2.4 ° C to 6.4 ° C). According to the same scenario, the sea level will increase by 18-38 cm, or 26-59 cm.

In addition to heat and drought, heavy rainfall and flooding caused by heavy rainfall affect the degradation of agricultural products and irregular supply of food as well as pollution of drinking water, creating conditions for many diseases, infections and infections. Climate change is not just a condition for visible physical change in man. The mental and emotional problems of people whose homes have been destroyed by climatic disasters should not be forgotten.

Raising public awareness of the need and necessity for the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is crucial to the impact of climate change. We do not have another planet, and whether we will preserve and protect it depends on ourselves!