CLIMATE CHANGE

Adaptation necessary in curbing warming impacts

Climatic changes occur when the atmosphere is transparent to incoming short waves

In Summary

• Frustration over the lack of progress and effectiveness of policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has contributed to this shift from mitigation to adaptation.

• Adaptation responds directly to the impacts of the increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in both precautionary and reactive ways.

 The earth’s climate is determined by presence of naturally occurring green house gases eg methane, nitrous oxide, water vapour, Carbon Dioxide, tropospheric ozone etc.

Climatic changes occur ...

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