Climate Change: Effects and Solutions

Climate Change Definitions –
Detailed Insight

Climate is typically defined as average weather for a particular region over a long time period. It includes a particular region’s temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and seasonal patterns, as well as special weather events like tornadoes and floods. For example, Dubai is known to have a tropical desert climate...

Environmental, Economical and Social Impacts of Climate Change

In recent years climate change has became the greatest threat on human life. Scientists believe that Earth’s temperature is gradually increasing with an average rate of 0.8 °C and it will continue to increases to reach 0.87 °C by 2020 (IPCC, 2014). Natural and anthropogenic activities influence Earth’s climate. However...

Dubai’s Sustainable Development Programs towards Low Carbon Economy

The Emirate of Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. This translates into relatively high demand for electricity and water. Forecasted electricity demand for the next decade project a 5-6% yearly growth1 . Therefore, demand reduction and energy efficiency became a top priority on Dubai’s Green Agenda....

Diagnosis of Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Areas

In the past few years, climate changes due to increasing greenhouse gasses of the atmosphere became a tangible reality. Since the industrial revolution, Greenhouse gasses of long lifetimes are emitted at very high rates from combustion engines in developed and developing countries and consequently, the global average global...

Best Practices of Oceans Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Ocean climate change mitigation is absolutely critical to avoid long-term climate change, the impacts of which are already seen by humans and ecosystems in many regions of the world. Before mentioning the best practices it is really important to recall the Ocean significance on Ear th climate change so as to realise the importance...

Bahraini Cities and the Challenges of Global Climate Change: Initiatives and strategies for mitigation and adaptation

There is consensus that climate change is a risk, which is the likelihood of losing something valuable, such as lives, properties, etc.. It is clearly stated in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015...

Urban climate change and food security: status, perspectives and risk mitigation strategies

Climate change is a global phenomenon in the 21st century affecting equally developed and developing countries and it may have both, direct and indirect impact on food security. The effects of climate change on our...

Climate Change, is there anything we can we do?

Who hasn't heard about the last large Ice Age, the most recent glacial period that ended about 11,700 years ago? During that time our ancestors Homo Sapiens had a negligible carbon footprint, just a few bonfires to warm up their caves and cook their meals, that makes it impossible to adjudicate the increment of almost...

Cities on the Road to COP22

The world is gearing up for the 22st edition of the Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the annual gathering of country representatives from around the world to negotiate progress in fighting climate change. COP22 will convene in Morocco and is expected to focus on the implementation agenda...
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