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Climate change in South Korea

by | 02-11-2015 16:59 recommendations 0

One of the things I enjoy the most living in Korea is the changing of seasons. October and November is especially great months to be in Korea because of the Autumn colors. With approximately 70% of Korea comprised of uplands and mountains, the Korean peninsula is an ideal canvas to display the different array of vibrant colors trees. However, this year those vibrant color are not as vibrant as before. The red, orange and yellow color of leaves are less prominent. In fact, there has been reports which states that Korea will skip Autumn this year and go straight into winter. The leaves, instead of changing its colors will simply fall from its branches without changing colors. 

The reason for this is because there are not getting enough water due to the low level of precipitation. In fact, this year North Korea was hit by the worst drought in 100 years. Considering the proximity to the North, South Korea did not fare any better. Now there are many things that causes drought, including human activities. When we cut down trees indiscriminately for fuel, it reduces the soil?s ability to hold water which dries out the ground causing the soil to dry leading to drought. Constructions of dams for electric power and to irrigate farmland reduces the flow of water which may cause drought as well. 

There?s no doubt that climate change will have detrimental effect on all of us. It will impact the economy, more people will get sick and people will die early. In the midst of all these aftereffects, the climate change also erases the beauty of our earth and nature. While clean air and water are essential for our physical bodies, the beauty of our nature is essential for our humanity. 

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  • says :
    Daniel thanks for sharing this report its a beautiful pic !
    Posted 09-11-2015 20:28

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  • Eco Generation says :
    Beautiful photo from the top of the mountain. Extreme changes in climate result in unexpected outcome, missing Autumn! :( We should remember the beauty of the nature as it was before the extreme climate change and try to make some changes in our daily actions as well as environmental policy of the government.
    Posted 04-11-2015 10:32

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Well reported Daniel. the Autumn in South Korea seems really vibrant. The efforts of Korean government are worth praise for sure.
    Posted 03-11-2015 20:50

  • Luiz Bispo says :
    Thanks a lot for the report mate!! It is great to know the entities effort of South Korea to mitigate climate change! =D
    Posted 03-11-2015 12:08

  • says :
    I feel so glad that I had been to beautiful South Korea :)
    I have read about the efforts made by Korean government to address climate change and it is appreciable :)
    Thank you for sharing dear Daniel.
    Posted 03-11-2015 11:58

  • says :
    Nature is wonderful, it's amazing how the wisdom of nature makes the flowers grow again as after a crisis and an alteration, aber life again, really biodiversity that exists in the world is a paradise that we cherish and appreciate, thanks for your article.
    Posted 03-11-2015 07:18

  • says :
    Thanks for sharing your report Daniel.It is really meaningful and you have well said about it's impact in South Korea.Good Job!!!!!!!!!!
    Posted 03-11-2015 02:26

  • Arushi Madan says :
    Thanks for sharing climate change extent and impact in South Korea. Hope governments , NGOs, corporates and residents are doing enough to mitigate it's impact.
    Posted 02-11-2015 20:16

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