Know Climate Change

Impacts of Climate Change

Sectoral Impacts

A global assessment of climatic data since 1970 has indicated that it is likely that anthropogenic warming has had a visible influence on many physical, biological and human systems (IPCC, 2007). The observed impacts can be due to climatic (temperature, precipitation, humidity and so on) and non-climatic factors (land use, land degradation, urbanization, industrial growth and so on).

The following animation depicts the broad-level changes in the natural and human systems that have been observed due to climate change.


We will now discuss the impacts of climate change on the following sectors.

Let us proceed to understand the first sectoral impact.