Global Warming Sea Level Rise Projection

Regional Climate Impact on Asia Africa

Just about every individual is certainly experiencing the impacts of climate change. This phenomenon is not only observed in just one side of the world but indeed all over the globe. In fact, there is an increasing number of people and places being affected by climate change.

Dramatic Weather Impact

The world is gradually experiencing dramatic weather and climate extremes. This is why the World Bank has commissioned its second report in the series of “Turn down the Heat” in order to weigh the effects of increasing global temperatures in three regions, namely South Asia, South East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Immediate action is now required in order to reduce carbon emissions and in order to establish resilience within the face of developing risks of water resources, cities, food security and coastal ecosystem.

Temperature Changes

The mean temperature of the world is 0.8oC higher in the present as compared to the preindustrial times. As this global temperature increases, its impacts on water, sea level and weather will continue increasing is extreme. Without exerting the required action, people can see an additional 2oC scenario within 20 to 20 years and additional 4oC by the century’s end. This will result to a number of problems. There will be an increasing level in the sea, drawing risk of floods to the people living by the coastal areas. Reduction in the availability of potable water supply is also one of the expected major concerns. Without water, a lot of health problems may rise. Year 2100, this is the year anticipated to have the high chance of global warming exceeding the additional of 4oC.

There will be no region and nobody to be exempted in the impacts of extreme global warming. However, the most vulnerable and poor will be affected the most. The food production within the area of Sub-Sahara Africa will be at risk because of the climate change. This region will be at risk of increased droughts and heat extremes, risk of extinction and alteration to vegetation. The projected increase in temperature will eventually result in unusual summer heat extremes and grazing land loss. Losing this land will also reduce the accessibility of food consumed by grazing animals.

Impact on Asia

South East Asia is another region greatly affected by the increasing level of global warming. Cities and coastal zone are the ones greatly at risk. With climate change, this region of the world will face increased sea level, heat extremes, greater occurrence of tropical cyclones, and ocean acidification and warming. Once such impacts are mixed, they will tend to affect several sectors, coastal urban cities and coastal undermining livelihoods.

South Asia will never be spared for this phenomenon, as it is one of most affected regions of global warming. With climate change, this region will face effects to seasonal availability of water, food production and changes in patterns of monsoon. Deltaic/coastal areas like Bangladesh will be susceptible to extreme floods, rising sea-level, tropical cyclones and extremely high temperatures. These manifold impacts may draw major development problems to establishments and access to dependable energy.

These are the shocking impacts people can expect from the increasing climate change. Not to mention about the occurrences experienced by other regions in the world.