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
By the time you complete this topic, you
will be able to
To begin with, let us read about the types of impacts.