Climate Change Has Affected Water Resources

1425 Words Oct 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Climate change is one of the major environmental concerns in society today. It has involved scientists from all fields, politicians from all aspects and even the ‘common’ citizen. As much as it is a major talk among people, some individuals however are not convinced that climate change is actually taking place. So scientists have gone on to do studies and provide empirical evidence that indeed climate change is taking place. Some of the areas that climate change has affected include; an increase in global temperatures hence global warming, rising of sea levels and frequencies of flood cases. One of the fields that scientists have focused on to study, is how climate change has affected water resources both in terms of quality and quantity. This paper will therefore look at the empirical evidence provided by scientists of various fields on the extent to which climate change has affected water resources in Canada in terms of quality and quantity and some of the changes that have been done and undergoing to manage water resources. To determine how climate change has affected water resources, we have first have to look at the amount of water in the last decade and how that has changed today. According to Cornea and Roca (2011), the estimated amount of water present in the world is about 1.4 billion cubic kilometres (p.427). However, due to global warming, the researchers suggest that “rising in global temperatures has led to the intensification of the hydrological cycle,…
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