Climate change, due to its various effects, has increased the risk of floods, fires, and droughts. The increased circulation of water on the surface of the earth, as well as above and below it, has caused this increased risk. The increase in temperature leads to an increase in the evaporation of moisture from the earth resulting in droughts. Lands which are subjected to drought are more vulnerable to being flooded when rainfall finally occurs.
As temperatures continue to increase, these droughts will become more severe, as some regions of Asia and Africa have already begun to experience. Droughts have immensely adverse impacts on agriculture and the supply of water, both of which affect the livelihood and living conditions of thousands of people in rural and even urban areas.
Longer summers with increased dryness and higher temperatures also lead to a greater number of forest fires. With water resources drying up and weather patterns becoming erratic enough to cause life changing catastrophes, the impact of climate change is being felt everywhere, regardless of the type of region, and slowly encroaching on many people’s livelihood and their lives.