The Impacts of Climate Change on Maritime Sector and Shipping Activities

We used to have stable climates, but that is a thing of the past making the climate now the concern of many nations (Ashton 2012).As said before, we used to have stable and predictable weather patterns and climate as well. This has, however, changed drastically leaving us with fewer chances of predicting what the weather would be or what the climate would be in a few years’ time. As such, it is the drastic changes in weather patterns as observed over a period of years that is referred to as climate change. We cannot precisely predict when and how much, rain would fall. The preceding has been attributed to the gaseous emissions from industries all over the world with particular reference to the developed countries (Millar et al. 2007).

The emission of fluorocarbons in uncontrolled amounts by the industrialized world has led to damage to the ozone layer that is the protective layer against the harmful rays. There has been an increase in hazardous gases that trap the heat escaping from the earth making universal temperatures rise rapidly. The seas and oceans that form a large part of the universe have been raising as well a matter that is attributable to changing weather patterns (Millar et al. 2007).

If the world sits and watches, these happen then the human, animal and plant population would be at risk because all these three depend on the climate. Varying temperatures may affect the way plants and animals reproduce (Hannah 2008). Further, it would be difficult to determine when the rains would be favorable for a certain type of agriculture. Rising seas would impact negatively the sea activities among other inconveniences incidental to climate change (Ashton 2012).

Many conferences have taken place in an effort to tame the wildly rising concerns for climate change. Starting from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992 we saw the journey towards the emission-free movement.&nbsp.