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Frame of Image Temp. rise: +1.8℃/100yrs
(6 major Cities)
Sea-Level rise: +22cm /40yrs
Seawater temp. rise: +1.2~1.6℃/100yrs
* Source : Korea Meteorological Administration
▲ Temperature Change of 6 Major Cities in Korea
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2. Extreme Weather Events Around the World
Extreme weather events happen more frequently, Their impacts are getting stronger
Source : Extreme Weather events of 2011 (Korean government)
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3. Impacts of Climate Change in Korea (1)
Health Disaster Forest
 Increase in incidence rate of infectious diseases and heat wave
 Increase in damages of extreme weather events
 Frequent landslides due to heavy rainfalls
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3. Impacts of Climate Change in Korea (2)
Agriculture Ecosystem Sea-level rise
 A shift in cultivation area
 Increasing vulnerability of subtropical zone and mountain area
 Sea level rise at Yong-Mu-Ri, Jeju: 22cm over the past 43 years (Global mean=8cm)
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Ⅱ. Climate Change Prospects
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1. Future Prospects (1) Prospect of Climate Change by RCP Scenario
* RCP: Representative Concentration Pathway
Present
CO2 concentration (after industrialization, 1750~)
The end of the century
If this trends continue… CO2 concentration will be 936ppm in 2100 Global Average temperature
: 40% ↑
Global Average temperature (1991~2012)
: 0.89℃ ↑
Sea level (1901~2010)
: 3.7℃
↑
↑
Sea level : 63cm
: 19cm↑
Amount of glacier (1979~2012)
Precipitation
: Tendency of decrease
(Thawing, Arctic area↓, Antarctic area↑)
: 7%
↑
(East Asia, if CO2 concentration 538ppm reaches)
Korea : 5.7℃ ↑(Exceed the


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Title Korea's climate change policies
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Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Han, Wha-Jin

Publisher

[Sejong]:Korea Environment Institute

Date 2015-06
Event

Consultation on Vietnam 2035 Report

Pages 53
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding KEI; KDI School