Annotated Bibliography: Impacts of climate change and global warming

Change, I. P. O. C. (2001). Climate change 2007: impacts, adaptation and        vulnerability. Genebra, Suíça.

The research study has focused on the geographical balance of data that has been achieved from different observational researches since 1970. The research has concluded that there biological and physical environment of different regions have different adaptation and vulnerability outcomes for the host population. This research would help me assess the impact of climate change on different people from different regions and their response to climate change. I would be able to understand the physical and biological impacts related to different regions and how people have been adopting to these changes over the course of time.

Hansen, J. E. (1998). Sir John Houghton: Global Warming: The Complete      Briefing. Journal of             Atmospheric   Chemistry30(3), 409-412.

This article is a comprehensive overview of the book: Global Warming, The Complete briefing. The book has been highly appreciated by the author as he believes that this book is a fundamental step in making a lay person understand the implications of the global warming. From this review article, I would be able to specify the causes and implications of global warming from a lay man’s perspective. I think that it is important to understand climate change and global warming in simple words as the majority of the world does not belong to a scientific community and it is hard to make them understand the concept of climate change in scientific terms.

 

Jones, P. G., & Thornton, P. K. (2003). The potential impacts of climate change on maize      production in Africa and Latin America in 2055. Global environmental         change13(1), 51-59.

Many of the African and Latin American countries rely on agriculture as a main source of income for its inhabitants. This research article has suggested the possible impacts of climate change on the production of maize in 2055 in the above mentioned regions of the world. It is suggested that there would be an overall reduction of 10% in the maize production mainly caused by climate change. I would use this article to understand the implications of climate change for the agriculture sector in general.

Lal, R. (2004). Soil carbon sequestration impacts on global climate change and food             security. science304(5677), 1623-1627.

Soil is reported to sink carbon. This sequestration of carbon is dependent on the structure, rainfall, and temperature and soil management. The article has shed light on the many ways climate change is affecting soil structures and its management that is contributing to a disturbance in the sequestration of carbon. This could prove to be a contributor to food scarcity in the future. I would be able to study the impact of climate change on soil and how it would impact the agriculture sector and the provision of food.

Mendelsohn, R., Morrison, W., Schlesinger, M. E., & Andronova, N. G. (2000). Country-     specific market impacts of climate change. Climatic change45(3-4), 553-569.

This research has used a cross sectional model to assess the country specific market impacts of climate change. According to the inferences that have been drawn as a result of this study, the countries near the Arctict Circle may benefit from the climate change while there would be mild negative implications for tropical countries. I would be able to use this article to assess the implications of climate change and compare myth and reality of climate change.

Schlenker, W., & Lobell, D. B. (2010). Robust negative impacts of climate change on African agriculture. Environmental Research Letters5(1), 014010.

The economies of the majority of African countries rely on agriculture. Climate change is reported to have devastating impacts on the world’s agriculture. The article has suggested different ways of effective investment in the Sub-Saharan Africa that would help this region of the world to respond to climate change and adopt to it. I would include this article in my research paper to talk about the different ways African countries can adopt to climate change effectively.

Sun, A., White, D., Stephen, D., & Dukinfield, L. (2016). Impacts of Climate Change:             Communicable Diseases.

This research article reflects on the temperature rise caused by climate change and the diseases that would be helped to spread more due to this temperature rise. The article suggests that many communal diseases like Malaria, Zika Virus and Ride Tide require a warmer environment to flourish. With a warmer world future due to global warming caused by climate change, there is a risk of an increase of these diseases. This article would help me in my research in the section where I would be talking about the medical implications of the climate change.

 

Watson, R. T., Zinyowera, M. C., & Moss, R. H. (1998). The regional impacts of climate         change: an assessment of vulnerability. Cambridge University Press.

Different countries of the world have different economic, technological and weather statuses. This is why these regions would be responding to climate change differently. For example, the article suggests that African is the poorest continent and they do not have the full technological capacity to respond to climate change. This fact makes it more vulnerable to climate change in the future. This article would help me understand the response of different regions to climate change based on their ground realities.