1. What are themain consequences of climate change that will specifically affect NorthernOhio?Climate change in northeast Ohiohave become a concern for many. It has already been noted now that the annualaverage temperatures in the region have been steadily increasing.
Heavyprecipitation has become much more frequent along with shorter winters. At thisalarming rate it has been projected that by the end of the century thetemperatures would rise up to 12 degrees in the winter and up to 14 degrees inthe summer. It has also been predicted that Ohio would receive much more rainduring the winters and less during the summer, which some believe could produceregional droughts. Due to the change inprecipitation, farm land will be more moist during the planting and harvestingseason , but dry during the growing season, which would result in a low level of productivity from the farmlands being effected.
2. There is acertain amount of material in these documents about risk assessment. Thatseems to be one of the main issues when considering the problem of consequencesand mitigations. While it is a consensus position that climate change isoccurring and that it is anthropomorphic, the actual long-term consequences arenot specifically known. We have a range of possibilities for what could occur. Write at least 500 words on howrisk assessment should take into account the uncertainty of specificconsequences. When answering this question, think of a particular regionand a kind of occurrence that might be expected (like a specific climate eventsuch as, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, droughts, floods).
Climate changerisk assessment looks at the direct risk that comes from the climate responseto emissions, along with the risk that come from humans’ effect and climate andthen the future pathway of global emissions. Drought can really hit agricultureand economies around the world hard. Not all droughts are the same, droughtsvary in duration and intensity. Things like that make it difficult to assessthe impact and risk of drought. Estimating the future risk of how droughts willbe are based on future climate change projections and projections of exposedland and people, which both have many uncertainties. A lot of these projectionsdepend on the combination of the rate of emissions along with changes inprecipitation. The future impact that a drought has not only on land and agriculture,but also on people, depends on a multitude of things. Some of these thingsinclude population change and economic growth.
3. The Trumpadministration is involved in a process of removing scientific data fromgovernment websites. It has also removed information on climate. Isthis a good idea? Why or why not? In the long run, the people ownthose data, our taxes payed for their collection. Federal law guaranteesaccess.
What should we do to access them? The formergovernment of Canada led by Prime Minister Harper also deleted a large quantityof environmental data starting in 2013.The administration should not beable to just remove scientific data from the government websites like they’redoing and something should be done to put a stop to it. In my personal opinionit’s not good and to me it looks like the administration is trying to get ridof certain information for their own benefit. I don’t think what they’re doingis benefiting the American people, especially removing information on climate.We already know that there’s a big climate problem and by the administrationdeleting information like this, it feels like they’re kind of just brushingthis topic to the side, like they’re trying to make it seem as if the climatechange isn’t important.
It also makes me think that this administration is notlooking for a solution to climate change, but instead it is just trying toshift focus away from it. People should have access to this data and bepermitted to see what was there prior to the Trump administration’s changes.It’s important that people be able to see this information because climatechange is a real problem that is in need of a solution and through the use ofthis information maybe someone will be able to figure out what needs to bedone.