Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation for Biodiversity

There are clear challenges associated with uncertainty of forecasts, variability of climate impacts, and limited understanding of climate change impacts on biodiversity that influence our ability to develop strategies aimed at making species and ecosystems resilient to climate change in Myanmar. First, although the physics of global warming are well known and understood, the predictive [...]

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People, Biodiversity and Climate Change

The short and long term impacts of climate change will exacerbate existing threats to biodiversity in Myanmar through direct mechanisms as listed in Figure 7 as well indirectly, through its impacts on humans and their dependence on the products and services produced by terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Climate change is anticipated to impact human [...]

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Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity in Myanmar

Climate change poses major new challenges to biodiversity conservation, as species will be exposed to climate changes at a rate and magnitude seldom previously experienced, with direct consequences for ecosystem assemblages and the services they provide to humanity (Watson et al. 2011b). The impacts of climate change on biodiversity can be divided into discrete acute [...]

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The Threat of Climate Change in Myanmar

There is increasing evidence that human-forced climate change is having short and long term consequences for ecosystems and human communities (IPCC 2007a). Global mean temperatures have increased 0.2?C per decade since the 1970s, and global mean precipitation increased 2% in the last 100 years with a high probability of warming of more than 2°C over [...]

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