Year:2024   Volume: 6   Issue: 1   Area: Geography

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Basad Qasim MOHAMMED, Muhammad Saleh RABİE

THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CITY OF BAGHDAD

Humanity has reached a historical point that requires them to formulate their actions around the world, taking the utmost care regarding their environmental consequences, as preserving and improving the human environment for present and future generations has become a goal that human beings have no choice but to achieve. Perhaps ignorance or indifference may have led us to cause serious damage that cannot be remedied. The Earth's environment is the basis of our lives and wellbeing. On the contrary, through more complete knowledge and wisdom in action, we can achieve for ourselves and our descendants a better life in an environment more compatible with human needs and hopes. The higher the level of greenhouse gases, the greater the intensity of climate change and hence the greater its impact. This leads to: At the weather level: more severe storms, wildfires, droughts, floods and heat waves. Water level: Changes in water availability threaten up to a billion people and the world's major cities are threatened by sea level rise. At the food level: decline in agricultural yields in many developing and developed regions. At the ecosystem level: Many species face the risk of extinction. At the societal level: More than a billion people may be forced to migrate – increasing the risk of conflict At the health level: The World Health Organization estimates that climate change that has occurred since 1970 has already killed more than 140,000 people annually due to malnutrition, heat stress, cardiovascular failure, respiratory allergies, waterborne diseases, insect-borne diseases, and asthma.

Keywords: (Climate, Urban Environment, Baghdad City, Impact, Baghdad Climate)

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2717-8293.27.13


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