As the climate continues to change, millions of poor people face greater challenges in terms of extreme events, health effects, food security, livelihood security, migration, water security, cultural identity, and other related risks.
How does climate change affect society?
Climate change is projected to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts, and floods. These changes are likely to increase losses to property and crops, and cause costly disruptions to society.
As a result, when the climate hazards actually hit, disadvantaged groups suffer disproportionate loss of income and assets (physical, financial, human, and social). Climate change thus makes inequality worse, thus perpetuating the cycle.
Risks associated with climate change could increase household vulnerability to poverty, hunger, disease, mortality, displacement and conflict in many developing countries.
Changes in the size and distribution of populations and related social pressure in the form of, for example, housing and education. This is believed to impact all biodiversity risks such as soil changes, species behaviour, water quality, and in particular increased risk from pests and diseases.
Social climate (psychological climate, social context) is typically defined as the perceptions of a social environment that tend to be shared by a group of people.
June 23, 1988 marked the date on which climate change became a national issue. In landmark testimony before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Dr.
Social effects of climate change
As the world population increases, more people will be living in cities located on the coast. More people will be affected by coastal flooding as a result. Increased emigration of those from poorer or low-lying countries to wealthier or safer countries seeking better conditions.