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Discuss the concept of climate feedback loops and critically examine their impact on future climate of the world.

Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

5. Discuss the concept of climate feedback loops and critically examine their impact on future climate of the world. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The question is premised on the concept of climate feedback loops and their impact on climate change.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the concept in detail while explaining its impact on climate change in the coming future.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Climate change feedback is important in the understanding of global warming because feedback processes may amplify or diminish the effect of each climate forcing, and so play an important part in determining the climate sensitivity and future climate state.

Body:

Climate feedback loops are “processes that can either amplify or diminish the effects of climate forcing.” (“Forcings” here are the initial drivers of our climate – things like solar irradiance, GHG emissions, and airborne particles like dust, smoke, and soot that come from both human and natural sources and impact our climate.)

Use examples from the article and explain the negative impact that such feedback loops can have on climate change in near future.

Conclusion:

Conclude with need to address the concerns with urgency.