Essays on Economy of Climate Change in Africa Case Study

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The paper "Economy of Climate Change in Africa " is a good example of a micro and macroeconomic case study.   The paper focuses on the implication of the economy of climate change. We will conduct research on agricultural farmers in Africa (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo and the DRC) to examine the impacts of climate change on their farming including the economic factors. Our main research question; How has the climate change affected the lives of the agricultural farmers and the measures put in place by the farmers in response to climatic changes (Gu 2008). Introduction Our planet is at a state of discomfiture with the current trends in the environmental conditions.

Several factors contribute to this effect. Among them are climate change, global warming, pollution, and overpopulation, exhaustion of natural resources, poor waste management and deforestation. Among the above challenges, this paper focuses on climate change as a current issue that subjects our planet to an environmental crisis (Gu 2008). This paper will therefore analyze the economic parameters and how it affects climate change. Role of the government will then be considered. Review of the literature This is a region that lines the equator and would be the most affected by the climatic changes.

The impacts would be felt more by the poor small scale farmers who are not able to adjust their production as the climate changes. The main cause of climatic change is global warming due to the release of hazardous carbon waste to the atmosphere (Microeconomic Analysis Goes to Market 2011). Figure 1 showing the impacts of climatic changes along with the African Equatorial countries (Moon 2014). Their accumulation would then lead to depletion of the ozone layer leading to direct penetration of sunlight and heat.

Once the heat from the sun has penetrated the blanket formed by the carbon, it does not escape as it is trapped as a result of its decreased penetrance strength. The farmers are therefore exposed to a new trend in climatic patterns posed by increased heat in these places that were previously cold (Microeconomic Analysis Goes to Market 2011). This has therefore led to varied climatic patterns including unpredictable rainfall with prolonged or shortened duration of sunlight.

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