Posted October 3rd, 2019
LISTING IDEAS FOR FUTURE VIDEOS IN SOUTH AMERICA:
1-IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE – CONTEXT :
• By mid-century, increases in temperature and decreases in soil moisture are projected to cause savanna to gradually replace tropical forest in the eastern Amazon basin.
• In drier areas, climate change will likely worsen drought, leading to salinization (increased salt content) and desertification (land degradation) of agricultural land. The productivity of livestock and some important crops such as maize and coffee is projected to decrease, with adverse consequences for food security. In temperate zones, soybean yields are projected to increase.
• Sea level rise is projected to increase risk of flooding, displacement of people, salinization of drinking water resources, and coastal erosion in low-lying areas.
• Changes in precipitation patterns and the melting of glaciers are projected to significantly affect water availability for human consumption, agriculture, and energy generation.
2-ACTIONS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE – ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION:
Climate change adaptation is a response, that seeks to reduce the vulnerability of social and biological systems to relatively sudden change and thus offset the effects of global warming.
Examples of mitigation include reducing energy demand by increasing energy efficiency, phasing out fossil fuels by switching to low-carbon energy sources, and removing carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere, for example, through improved building insulation. Another approach to climate change mitigation is climate engineering.
Let’s try to finetune these topics to the level of individual countries and make a list of subjects to be featured. Your ideas are welcome, please get in touch.