Climate Change and Global Warming

via How Adapting to Climate Change Could Make Global Warming Worse – Ecocentric – TIME.com.

Positive feedback cycles—they’re what keeps climatologists up at night. The term describes the way that certain ecological responses to a warming climate can further accelerate warming, creating a feedback cycle that can spiral out of control.

This article details the potentially enormous costs of climate change.  As climate zones shift, people will migrate, stressing new, sometimes ecologically sensitive lands.

As the author points out, with proper regulation this could be ok, but unregulated use of sensitive lands will endanger more species, putting both them and humans at risk.

Mitigation and adaptation policies that couple sustainable natural resource management with human development may offer the best possibility for positive ecological and societal outcomes (Ahmad 2009; World Bank 2009).

How well will we plan?
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