Adaption

What is it?

 

There are two types of climate solutions. Mitigation is where you are trying to reduce the flow of greenhouse gases. All the other solutions are examples of this (renewable energy, reducing human destruction, electric cars, and energy efficiency). However, the other type of climate solution is adaption. This climate solution focuses on how we can minimize how we are affected by climate change.

 

 

 

Types of Adaption

 

Water Harvesting

Related climate change effect: drought

During droughts, there is a limited water supply. Whenever there is not a drought, rainwater harvesting systems and water conservation systems should be put into place so that the worsened droughts do not affect a place as much.

 

 

Water Flow Regulators

Related climate change effect: sea level rise

Because of the rising sea levels, along the coast, we could install water flow regulators that could make sure that cities are not flooded as much.

 

 

Storm Surge Barrier

Related climate change effect: sea level rise and worsened extreme weather

When the sea levels rise, they can cause floods. Hurricanes can also cause floods. The adding of storm surge barriers to coastal cities can limit the amount of flooding that is caused by these two climate change effects.

 

 

Elevating Electrical Infrastructure

Related climate change effect: worsened hurricanes

With hurricanes and other types of extreme weather worsening, they are more and more frequently hitting cities. Therefore, electrical infrastructure, which is expensive to repair and more expensive to replace, is being damaged and destroyed more and more. By elevating this electrical infrastructure, we can mostly keep it safe from the hurricanes.

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