Climate Change in Earth

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Introduction "In my view, climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today-more serious even than the threat of terrorism." (King, 2004) were the wise words of Chief Scientific Advisor to the United Kingdom Government. For decades two major topics have been discussed from scholars to mere regular individuals. Rich people, the less fortunate, people from Canada or people from the Middle East, these two topics affect everyone. Those two topics are: climate change and tourism. Climate change can be defined as “A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.” (Oxford Dictionaries, 2014), and tourism defined as “The commercial organization and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest: a national fund for the promotion of tourism” (Oxford Dictionaries, 2014). How both climate change and tourism interact with each other is important and very crucial. Tourism is dependent on climate and tourism can deeply effect climate change. Thus, creating the an everlasting circle. This essay will take a look at specific examples of climate change effecting tourism.
The Swiss Alps The first example of how climate change and tourism are deeply linked can be exemplified with the Swiss Alps. The Swiss economy is highly dependent on tourism Switzerland’s winter tourism has
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