This An Essay Showing Three Case Studies On How Global Climate Change Affects The Developing World

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The human race is the main cause of the current global climate change. To make our lives easier and more luxurious we do things that give off Greenhouse Gases which end up affecting us for the worse, not for the better.Some examples of this are found below:Bangladesh is threatened by coastal flooding and is densely populated so the results could be very destructive and endanger many lives.Ninety five percent of Egypt's population lives on land close to the River Nile, many on the Nile delta. The delta is being eroded and will disappear if the sea level rises.The Sahel Region, south of the Sahara Desert, already suffers form drought and desertification. The area will expand southwards as the ...view middle of the document...

Another example of the affect of Global Climate Change on LEDCs is the city of Mumbai in India. Mumbai is prone to monsoons and on the 26th of July 2005, Mumbai received one metre of rainfall. That's the highest ever amount of rainfall recorded in one day in India; over one thousand people drowned.Mumbai used to be completely surrounded by mangroves (dense forest in marshy saltwater) but in the last fifty years, over ninety percent, some forty five thousand acres, have been wiped out to make way for buildings to house the three hundred families who are moving to Mumbai every day. Mangroves act as a natural barrier between Mumbai and the ocean - if the seas are stormy then the mangroves absorb a lot of the water that comes inland from the sea to prevent the city from flooding. They also absorb a lot of carbon dioxide so they help stop Global Warming. Not only this, but they also regulate the temperature of Mumbai by pushing the sea breeze inland. Despite all the benefits of the mangroves, the people of Mumbai are now left with a measly five thousand acres.The river that runs through Mumbai comes from a lake high up in the mountains but by the time it has travelled fifteen kilometres to reach the city centre, it is a toxic sewer. This is due to industry dumping their unwanted waste into the river.What do the mangroves and river have to do with global warming?...

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