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Where are tropical monsoon climates located?
Over 21 Asian countries, affecting over half the global population
When is the summer wet season?
From May-October, when the overhead sun heats the land intensively, causing low pressure and heavy rainfall
Who depends on the monsoon climate?
Subsistence farmers - depend on the seasonal nature of the monsoon climate and wet conditions to allow for the cultivation of rice
How is rice cultivated?
It is winnowed (separated from straw) and the waste is used as animal fodder, hats or kindling
How does climate change threaten the monsoon climate?
Will trigger unpredictable weather patterns which may jeopardy rice production and their economies
Where is the polar tundra climate located?
Covers more than 20% of Earth, the cold climate has managed to support indigenous people for 1000s of years
Who are the indigenous people?
The Inuit of Northern Canada - hunt seals and caribous in winter and catch fish in summer
Importance of the tundra climate?
Provides food, and there is a very low number of people in relation to a very large area which means the chances of food stock being depleted is very low
How does climate change threaten the tundra climate?
global warming causes glacial retreat and a thawing permafrost, which could alter patterns of wildlife and disrupt the food supply for the indigenous people
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