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California is known for its contrasting weather patterns. These distinct patterns are often caused by climate change that has affected California’s water for decades. California has a large amount of oceans, streams, rivers, and lakes which have played a big role on the natural landscape as well as overall climate. According to our textbook, in chapter two of ‘The Natural Setting’, it discusses the shortage of water as well as drought history in California and what impact that has had...
According to my earlier point, Mostly drought is caused by climate change. Due to greenhouse gas emissions trap heat, causing global temperatures to increase. Moisture will be absorbed by hot air, resulting in less rainfalls. Reducing water in lake or river is occurred by evaporation in the hotter air. The consequence is reduced rainfall that makes the plants die. Normally plants retain moisture in the soil, if they die, it will lead to even drier conditions. According to NOAA, National...
The countries physical environment, changing climate conditions and increased vulnerability to extreme weather fluctuations and events are showing damaging impacts on annual production, farm income and the sustainability of many farming businesses. Our natural environment is sensitive and temperatures across Australia are projected to continue gradually rising while rainfall forecasts are becoming more uncertain (Hayman, Rickards, Eckard & Lemerle, 2012). El-Nino weather patterns account to significant disruption to annual rainfall levels with Eastern and Southern regions of Australia becoming especially...
Water shortages are a major threat globally but their impact is more severe in Africa in general and in Sub-Saharan Africa in particular. A recent Southern African Development Community (SADC) report suggests that by mid-2017 four countries will have to declare national drought disasters, namely, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Kingdom of Swaziland, and the Republic of Zimbabwe. Countries in Southern Africa such as the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of South Africa have declared...