United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Sierra Leone


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Country: Sierra Leone

Topic: The Impact of Climate Change on Vulnerable Nations

Committee: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

In the mid-1800s, there came a period known as the Industrial Revolution that gave rise to sweeping increases in production capacity and developed the ability to have more things faster, and even better. Indeed, it brought about a greater volume and variety of factory-produced goods and raised the standard of living for many people. With that being said, this revolution had a profound impact on natural resources, public health, energy usage, and pollution (McLamb, 2011). As time passed by, we now come across what is known as climate change (or global warming). Scientists agree that the cause of climate change is mainly due to excessive human activities that result in the abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In the past century, human activity have raised the Earth’s temperature quite vastly. Might I point out that the consequences of this phenomenon is indeed massive as well. Particularly, but not limited to, vulnerable nations (LDCs, SIDS, etc). One major consequence is the melting of glaciers and polar ice caps that causes the sea levels to rise (Glick, 2016). The melting of these glaciers can cause flooding and soil erosion. Other than that, the unpredictable change in weather and climate affects rainfall patterns bringing about excessive rain and/or drought. This may affect the growth of plants and crops which is a major threat to countries that ...

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