Scientists have predicted the long-term impact of climate change including the decrease in sea ice and the gradual increase in permafrost thawing, decreased water resources especially in semi-arid regions and heavy precipitation and increased heat waves.
Not only that, there are many other effects of global change that’s forecasted by experts. In the next lines, you are going to uncover these changes as per region.
The availability of freshwater in Southeast, East, South and Central Asia is forecasted to decrease by the year 2050. The coastal areas would be at risk as a result of the increased flooding and droughts are expected to be a major issue in some regions.
There are around 75 to 250 million people who are expected to deal with substantial water stress between 2020.
In the same timeline as well, yields from rain-fed agriculture may be reduced by half and thus, compromising agricultural production.
The continent is expected to have heightened risks of experiencing flash floods inlands, frequent flooding in coastal areas and increased erosion as a result of storms as well as rise of sea level. There will also be reduced winter tourism due to less snow coverage. And southern Europe, the crop productivity is likely to be reduced too.