GHG Emission Adaptation Strategies: Why Improvement is Important
If the current climate changes and future climate projections are anything to go by, it is clear that our future climate may not be as “bright” as many of us think. However, it is never too late to take action. Although avoiding damage caused by climate change may not be completely possible, having proper adaptation strategies in place can be helpful in limiting the damage. There are many adaptation strategies under implementation out there, but such strategies require enforcement and improvement. Hence, improving our existing strategies should be a key component of our planning to ensure that we address both current and future climate-related challenges; the future of our climate is in our hands. We need improvements in the following:
Heat management is an important aspect of climate adaptation as it helps to prevent vulnerable populations from the adverse effects of climate change. Innovative ways of cooling hot spots can also go a long way in combating climate change.
Air Quality Protection
Human beings deserve quality air, free of pollutants, and fresh air is part of good health. More mitigation programs to prevent the depletion of the ozone layer should be established.
Storm Water Management
Proper management of storm water can be achieved through the use of vacant land, amongst other solutions.
Planting trees, especially those that absorb CO2 from the air, would contribute significantly to our adaptation to climate change. More trees that survive in altered climates should be planted in vulnerable areas. Afforestation efforts should be intensified across the world.
The public can play a major role in climate adaptation. However, one big mistake that authorities make is ignoring the public when making and implementing decisions related to climate adaptation. The public should be engaged more through such things as garden clubs and social service agencies. Individual households should be encouraged to take action in reducing flooding and managing heat waves.