The Climate Change Crisis and Its Real Impact on Society
Climate change will also alter the intensity and frequency of rainfall. As global temperatures rise, more precipitation will fall than vegetation can absorb. This will increase runoff and floods. In addition, it will affect the amount of dissolved oxygen in the air and the rate of nutrient cycling. Water stress is a serious threat to human well-being and ecosystems. For example, floods and droughts can cause wildfires, dust storms, and other hazards. There is a growing need for better management of the water supply.