31 Aug 2021

The negative impact of radiation on the economy of South Africa

The negative impact of radiation on the economy of South Africa:

What is Referred to as Radiation on Earth?

What is Referred to as Radiation on Earth is called atmospheric radiation, which is the flow of electromagnetic energy between the sun and the Earth’s surface as it is influenced by clouds, aerosols, and gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. It includes both solar radiation (sunlight) and long-wave (thermal) radiation.

How does radiation cause Global Warming?

How does radiation cause Global Warming? Well,according to Biological Diversity, Certain gases in the atmosphere are called greenhouse gases — specifically, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, tropospheric ozone, and CFCs — because they allow shortwave radiation from the sun to pass through the atmosphere and warm the Earth’s surface. The energy that then radiates out from the surface, longwave radiation, is trapped by the same greenhouse gases, warming the air, oceans, and land. This process, appropriately dubbed “the greenhouse effect,” is how global warming occurs. Black carbon, a particle rather than a gas, also has a very large warming impact.

The negative impact of radiation on the economy of South Africa

There are many negative impacts of radiation that can affect South African Economy. Most of these negative impacts are as a results of global warming, which ultimately causes radiation. Below are some of the nagative impacts of radiation on the South African economy:

  • Mass migration and security threats. Global warming is likely to increase the number of “climate refugees” in South Africa. Citizens may be forced to leave their homes in South Africa because of drought, flooding, or other climate-related disasters.
  • Damage to property and infrastructure. Sea-level rise, floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme storms require extensive repair of essential infrastructure such as homes, roads, bridges, railroad tracks, airport runways, power lines, dams, levees, and seawalls.

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