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What is the difference between mitigation and adaptation?

What is the difference between mitigation and adaptation?

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Asked by H.Donna, Last updated: Oct 18, 2020

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Mike John

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Answered Jul 06, 2018

Mitigation as it pertains to climate change is the actions that are taken to decrease the severity of climate change on earth. When mitigation is taking place, the environment will benefit. Some things that people are doing to mitigate the damage done by climate change includes taking care of the environment by decreasing the amount of energy and electricity that is used on a daily basis.

Adaptation as it pertains to climate change is similar to mitigation and that it tries to help the environment so that global warming is not occurring as severely. This means that people are manipulating the systems in the environment but they are not necessarily cleaning the environment. When a person is doing climate change adaptation, they are changing the environment in order to reduce global warming.

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e.Susan

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Answered Apr 03, 2018

There are many things that people do on a daily basis that contributes to global warming. Some of these things include using high amounts of electricity by not turning off the lights when you leave the room, using aerosol spray cans which damage the atmosphere and using cars which release exhaust fumes into the air.

Eating meat does not necessarily contribute to global warming.You are infact stabilizing the carbon footprint of animals when you consume them.

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