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How does Climate Change Affect Agriculture, Industry & Tourism? by City Tech Blogger Mark Stewart

In my research, I have found answers to the question:  How does climate change affect Agriculture, Industry or Tourism, and the people impacted such as farmers, city dwellers, the poor?  The results show how climate change affects the planet and what solutions are probable to adapt to the issue of climate change. Climate change has affected everyone  differently especially on what industry and not only with their economic standing and there are different ways to adapt to it. The research found how climate change affects the Agricultural industry and attracting tourists in rural areas . The articles discuss comments about solutions and provides statistics on how to potentially fix or slow down the process of climate change.

In terms of Agriculture, we must first define what agriculture is and what sets people apart in this industry compared to other industries that deal with environmental concerns. Agriculture is defined as the practice of cultivating plants and livestock. Cultivation of plants and livestock is essential to the survival of major cities. I personally live in the city of New York where food food is consumed and wasted. If you live in rural areas, there isn’t much space for vegetation, instead rooftop gardens or community gardens are nearby. The article Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change  discusses the importances of policies for land use and emissions that government officials and stakeholders of companies control. Additionally, the article states, “Short-term climate adaptation by farmers may be accomplished by taking into account local climate trends if there is a strong correspondence between these trends and projected climate changes, or it may be via climate forecasting at scales from daily to inter-annual.” This quote explains how  farmers should investigate solutions to adapt to climate change because it has become a problematic issue.

 

City dwellers like myself must adapt to climate change by learning how to reduce our carbon foot prints. I personally have public transportation such as the bus and train rather than driving my car to work and school because it increase my carbon footprint. Additionally, it is economically efficient for me to take public transportation because gas prices are starting to rise. In my opinion, city dwellers have a consumption problem that have led to buildup of waste and emissions. According to the article, How can city dwellers help with climate change? Buy less stuff.  humans that live in urban areas account for 70 percent of all annual carbon emissions. There are solutions discussed in detail about how each major city can cut their carbon footprint. For example, “If people bought only eight new clothing items each year, the report says, they could cut that impact in half.” I agree with this idea, since each major city contains more of the population, which can swing their carbon footprint. I observed from living in NYC, that people buildup waste from products such as like clothes and food while choosing not to recycle. My proposal is that we should reward recycling in the form of currency. If we give people 5 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents, etc. it should progress the usage of recycling while helping the environment.

In conclusion, many people have been  affected by climate change even if those impacts are not yet known. We must learn how to adapt to our ever-changing environment, and help with the slowing down and the reversal of climate change. City officials and law makers must work with environmentalists to pass laws that benefit both parties and find a common ground that can be agreed upon.

 

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