Global Warming Effects on Spain
February 10, 2013
Global Warming Effects on Spain
Spain is set between the Mediterranean and Atlantic Oceans and the Pyrenees Mountains separated from Europe (Graham, 2009). Spain has many different ecosystems the Snowcap Mountains of the Pyrenees Mountain, green meadows in Galicia, the orange groves in Valencia and the desert in Aimeria (Graham, 2009). It is a beautiful country but it is hiding a bid secret. Spain has a played a part as has the rest of the world in Global Warming. Global Warming has been a hot debate over the years. The effects of the global environment came to the forefront in the late ...view middle of the document...
They have also see the sea rising by 0.07 millimeters a year and this could threaten the coastal agricultural in Spain (Max, 2007). Spain will see the birds migrate earlier as the temperature changes are felt. The trees will bloom earlier and trees will shed their leaf late (Graham, 2009). Snow will melt on the Pyrenees mountains even earlier and my not come back due to the rise in temperatures. Water levels in the reservoirs will plummeted throughout the summer and this will cause crops to decline (Graham, 2009). The consequences of global warming will be far reaching.
The effects on the economy will be felt throughout Spain. Global Warming will deal a blow to tourism in Spain (Max, 2007). People will not come when there is no beach and the temperatures are unbearable. The agriculture will become less valuable because crop will be little due to the warming (Max, 2007). During droughts or even floods, Spain will lose crop and have to import crop to supply the need (Youngblood-Coleman, 2013). The erosion of the coastal area would cause less land in Spain (Max, 2007). People would be force to move inward or leave Spain al together. This would cause Spain to lose money in taxes and have a loss of labor force (Graham, 2009). Spain would have many problems to tackle. They most pressing on beside it economy would be the health issue that global warming bring with it.
This will not only affect trade but the food supply for Spain’s people (Graham, 2009). People will be leaving Spain a rate never before seen. Water will be in short demand and this will cause Spain to be at a virtual standstill. This would start the spiral downward due to the water supply being in short demand (Ward et al., 2012). Spain would see out breaks of diarrhea it could be caused by virus or bacteria (Youngblood-Coleman, 2013). Spain would see increase malnutrition, starvation and hungry due to a little food (Graham, 2009). Spain would have a mass disease on its hand. The other would be the crime going on in the streets of Spain.
Spain has little crime over the years. Global warming would cause crime to rise ("Spain," 2010). People would go looking for food and water. Some might even hunt for medicine for the sick. People that have had to move into the cities from the coastal area would cause the stress on the systems. The crime may be as simple as a fight over difference in culture between people (Youngblood-Coleman, 2013). Spain would have to brace for the on slot of criminal activity.
Spain has made some progress in Global Warming. They have sign different treats and attend different summits. They have a regulation and protection of the environment under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment (Youngblood-Coleman, 2013). There is also the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Youngblood-Coleman, 2013). Spain has agreed to stabilize it green gas concentration in the atmosphere (Ward et al., 2012). They have agreed to ensure...