What is an example of an anthropogenic?

What is anthropogenic

When we talk about climate change we handle many scientific terms almost without realizing it and we must do it with precision. As not everyone is a scientist, here we have extracted a few of the most commonly used words, to know their meaning and see where they lead us.

We call anthropogenic factors the effects, results or processes that are the consequence of human actions. For example, agricultural activities on a piece of land are an anthropogenic factor of soil and rock erosion in the area.

Anthropogenic activities

Environmental impact,[1] also known as anthropogenic impact or anthropogenic impact, is the alteration or modification caused by a human action on the environment.[2][3] Because all human actions have an impact on the environment in some way, an environmental impact is differentiated from a simple effect on the environment through an assessment to determine whether the action taken (e.g. a project) is capable of changing environmental quality and thus justifies the designation of environmental impact.

To better understand the difference that exists in cataloging the repercussion of a human action, environmental effect or impact, it is necessary to have a little more clarity on the terms environment and environment.[4] The terms environment and environment are generally used interchangeably.

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Generally, environment, environment and environment are used interchangeably as synonyms, but different meanings can be distinguished: environment is the element in which a person, animal or thing lives; environment can be defined as the set of biotic and abiotic factors on organisms and ecological communities, determining their form and development; and environment can be said to be the set of physical conditions that surround living beings. Although each discipline uses its own definition and even the legislations of different countries delimit the terms in different ways,[5][6] For example, in classical ecology the environment is defined as: “…the set of physical and chemical factors that surround living beings. Factors that are referred to as biotic and abiotic.”[7] While in the branch of Environmental Management, the environment has a more anthropocentric connotation stating that it is: the vital environment in which a system operates (whether human or natural systems), and which is constituted by the set of physical, chemical, biological, economic, socio-cultural and aesthetic circumstances, determining the characteristics in the way of life of individuals and populations, through the continuous interaction of its parts.[8]

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Anthropogenic activities affecting the environment

These data and thousands of other investigations have led to a result of constant climatic dynamism on the part of the planet; however, these modifications were due to natural causes such as a probable decrease or increase in solar activity, as well as natural and meteorological phenomena and events on Earth.

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), climate change can be defined as “a change of climate attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and that is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods”.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was jointly established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to analyze the scientific information needed to address the problem of climate change and to assess its environmental and socioeconomic consequences, as well as to develop realistic response strategies.

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Anthropogenic effects

Articles Anthropogenic effects caused by water users in the Pixquiac river micro-basin María del Socorro Menchaca Dávila1§ and Elba Lupita Alvarado Michi1 1Centro de Ciencias de la Tierra. Universidad Veracruzana. Francisco J. Moreno 207, colonia Emiliano Zapata, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. POSTAL CODE 91090. Tel. 01 228 8185019 and 8421700. Ext. 12689. (elbalupit@hotmail.com). §Author for correspondence: maria.menchaca@gmail.com.     * Received: March 2011