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2.2 Consequences of global climate change

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2. Consequences of global climate change

Geographic inquiry: The effects of global climate change on places, societies and environmental systems

  • Climate change and the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, including:
    • water stored in ice and oceans, and changing sea levels
    • carbon stored in ice, oceans and the biosphere
    • incidence and severity of extreme weather events, including drought
    • spatial changes in biomes, habitats and animal migration patterns
    • changes to agriculture, including crop yields, limits of cultivation, soil erosion
  • Impacts of climate change on people and places, including health hazards, migration and ocean transport routes
  • Synthesis, evaluation and skills opportunities: The uneven spatial distribution of effects and uncertainty about their timing, scale and impacts for individuals and societies
 

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