Why Climate Change Causes Droughts & Floods

Global Climate Change (78)

“FAO. Climate change has both direct and indirect effects on agricultural productivity including changing rainfall patterns, drought, flooding and the geographical redistribution of pests and diseases.”

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Not a single day goes by without news from somewhere in the world about extreme drought or (severe) floods. This has, unfortunately, become so commonplace that many people choose not to consume broadcast media at all, others simply close off their senses and become numb, others are so deeply affected by the constant local/worldwide news that they decide to take action and do something concrete to help/improve circumstances, and then there are those who are directly involved e.g. through their work in the field.

The wildfires in California this week are deeply shocking news, with at least 170.000 acres of land being destroyed so far, and mass evacuations of people losing their homes. Seven years ago, in October 2010, when I visited Napa and Sonoma Valleys, the year had been disastrous for the vineyards/the whole vintage due to heavy rainfall. Now this. Are these weather patterns, including droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and extreme floods a new normal in the United States? Or, are these extreme events consequences of geoengineering, i.e. artificial intervention by human beings into the Earth´s weather?

 

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Anne-Maria Yritys

Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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