IBDP Environmental Systems & Societies Solutions Chapter 7 Notes

Climate Change & Energy Production

STUDY NOTES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES (ESS) CHAPTER 7 – Climate Change & Energy Production

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The chapter on climate change and energy production helps us understand the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuel consumption along with those of renewable forms of energy. We talk about hydroelectric power, tidal power, solar power, biofuel, geothermal energy, etc and how these sources of renewable energy have their pros and cons. We also try and understand the factors that affect the forms of methods of energy generation used by a country. Next, we get a brief understanding of the circulatory systems in the oceans and the atmosphere. The atmospheric concentration of various gases produced through transportation, air conditioning and industries has led to an increased amount of greenhouse effect making humans responsible for global warming.

The chapter throws light on the impact that global warming has on the environmental features like ecosystems and weather and on the societal features like human health, agriculture, industries and other resources. We talk of various methods to minimize climate change and reduce the production of greenhouse gases. Along with mitigation we also need to develop technology to adapt to increasing temperatures and droughts. Certain policy changes like carbon taxation need to be introduced in countries. Various international agreements- Kyoto Protocol and Paris agreement have also been signed to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.