This science game helps children practice about climate change and extreme weather. The arguments below will interest you if climate change, extreme weather, and their impact on humanity is something you are curious about. It outlines the human cost of extreme weather, as well as the consequences for the population. It also demonstrates how climate change has impacted weather patterns that affect our daily lives.
Extreme climate-related events
Extreme climate-related phenomena can affect us in many ways. Many small islands around the globe are now underwater due to the melting of the polar Ice caps. Extremely strong storms have disrupted communication and flooded habitats around the globe. Climate change has many other impacts, including the extinction of species as a result of habitat loss due to rising temperatures.
It is difficult to attribute climate-related extreme events. Observed patterns are generally stable, but there are many factors which can affect the intensity of extreme events.
Extreme weather can lead to high costs
Financial losses have been enormously caused by the devastating effects of climate changes. These events are often attributed to climate change, but there are many other factors that are involved. Recent research has shown that extreme weather events increase the economic costs of the current economic system.
Extreme weather events are typically measured by the amount of damage caused during and immediately following a disaster. These damages are often measured in units of physical value, or by the cost to rebuild them. Some types of damage can be more difficult to quantify. It is particularly difficult to value cultural property and heritage. These assets are often damaged in stock prices. However, the value of a nation’s cultural heritage can be difficult to quantify. You can also measure economic losses at the micro-level, by calculating reduced activity.
State and local governments are already paying more to maintain their properties due to the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Recent statistics have shown that the frequency of extreme precipitation events has increased by 20% in recent years. New temperature records have been set twice the number of times as lows in the last decade, as opposed to the ratio between record highs and record lows in 1950s. The enormous cost of extreme weather events, such as recent flooding in Tennessee or drought in Lower Mississippi, and wildfires in Southwest, is evident.
Extreme weather impacts on people
While many are aware of the dangers posed by extreme climatic conditions and have been taught this, very few studies have looked at how well they know. Many people, especially elderly, don't follow the public health advice. It can be difficult to understand warnings about extreme weather events because they often contradict one another. These events are so rare that many people do not experience them every day. It is therefore important to assess the effects of extreme weather events on individuals to assess the effectiveness of existing efforts to protect vulnerable groups.
Coordinating emergency response and health care is essential for adapting to extreme weather conditions. Unfortunately, climate projection models do not take into account facts. They are therefore unable to accurately predict how humans will respond to extreme events. These models are based on assumptions about future trends in climate change factors, such as emissions scenarios. This is changing, however, and advanced early warning systems are available.