Forward-Thinking Companies Capitalize on the Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change

On 22/10/2014, in Climate Change, Environmental Risk, Sustainability Strategies, by Dr. Paola Fiore

Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change

 

The Earth’s climate is affected by many natural factors, such as the angle of the planet’s axis with respect to the sun, geological activity, oceans and greenhouse effect, in which the greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, etc…) withhold incoming sunlight, thus creating a dynamic equilibrium that enables the creation and preservation of life.

Since the industrial revolution, the levels of carbon dioxide have increased by at least 30% due to the burning of fossil fuels and changes in land use (deforestation and urbanization).

This anthropogenic climate change process has exacerbated the greenhouse effect, increasing the average global temperature by 0,6ο C during the 20th century.

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