Global Warming : An Essential Component For Income

1520 WordsJun 4, 20167 Pages
The economical destruction would be enormous in terms of- not only the cost, but for jobs and society as a whole. Because global warming is responsible for the increase in the frequency of severe storms, droughts, forest fires, and floods, infrastructure is often damaged or destroyed. This requires extensive repairs. If global warming persists- not only will the weather become more severe, but the cost of rebuilding the infrastructure impacted would skyrocket. Similar to the cost of infrastructure repair, many businesses and industries will have to adapt or go out of business if global warming persists – particularly tourism, which is an essential component for income in developing countries. Climate is a critical resource for tourism,…show more content…
When heat (for example) is at a maximum point and the heat increases, there are limitations to what people are capable of doing. In order to accommodate for this, employers need to reduce working hours for employees. This does not only result in substantial labor productivity loss, but it can be extremely costly especially if it occurs over a long period of time (Arthur Neslen, 2016). 6 Besides the human-made systems that are impacted by global warming, the environment is often hit the hardest. The loss of sea ice also brings about many problems. The ability or measure of how much of the Earth’s surface can reflect light is called the albedo. When ice melts, open waters (which are dark and absorb more heat) are revealed- reflecting only 7% of the light that hits it (National Geographic, 2016). The more heat is absorbed and the less light is reflected by the oceans, the more heat the planet has to store. As sea ice loses its ability to reflect the light, the planet’s surface warming begins to speed up. The heat does not just warm the warms, but it also releases it into the atmosphere, which further aggravates global warming (National Geographic, 2016). Coastal cities and even islands are the most vulnerable to the loss of sea ice because they are consumed by the rising sea levels. This would not only
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