MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
SLIDE 19 – What are the likely impacts on development and poverty?
This diagram shows the main big changes and relationships
Starting at the top left corner you can work your way round the diagram pointing
out what effects what eg Climate change (top left) will effect Human and natural
environments (top right). There are also feedbacks to point out.
The amount of ADAPTATION that occurs will influence how severe the effects of
climate change are. The amount of mitigation that occurs will influence how much
the climate changes. This may be the first occasion that course participants come
across these terms. It may be useful to have definitions of them already written
e.g. on flipcharts on the wall to refer to at this point. (See the section on definitions
SLIDE 20 – Common climate myths
The slide lists some common myths (stories that are not true) about climate change.
Looking at the scientific evidence and logic it is clear that they are not true. See the web
page if you have access to the internet and want to find out more about them
Slide 21 – Where to find out more
- Huge amount of resources on the internet.
- Most of these plots (graphs) come from the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change 4th assessment report (IPCC AR4)
- Look at http://ossfoundation.us/projects/environment/global-warming for a
good overview of the topic
- Look at
perplexed.html for common questions & myths about climate change
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe