Know Climate Change

Impacts of Climate Change

Topic Objectives

The history of the earth through millions of years has witnessed widespread extinction of species and collapse of natural ecosystems during periods of rapid change in the climate, as during the Ice Ages.

Interestingly, when climate change occurred at a slower rate, the earth adapted well to it. Today, the rate of global warming is much faster than at any time in the past. The impacts are clearly visible on both natural as well as human systems. Not just this, but various sectors and regions are also feeling the heat.

By the time you complete this topic, you will be able to

To begin with, let us read about the types of impacts.