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[HCG21-01] Why considering climate-human system interaction is important?
Keywords:climate system, human system, interaction
Meanwhile, recent studies revealed that not only the changes in agricultural productivity which would change the area needed to cover food supply and then land use, but also there are many other processes through which climate system gives influence to human activity. Such examples include change in labor productivity, in energy supply/demand, land loss by sea level rise, health impact, and increase in inter-personal/-group violence. These lead economy-wide impact, e.g. in GDP, and that in turn affects the emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses.
These strongly indicate that for advanced future climate projection we should consider the mutual interaction of these systems simultaneously, and it is expected that by taking more sophisticated, e.g. process-based, approach rather than using a simple damage function, we can evaluate diverse impacts of climate change to human society.