A Survey of Research Concerned with the Study of Modern Climate Change and Assessment of Its Impact on Tourism, Recreation, and Sports
Authors: Elena V. Tarasova, Svetlana M. Grivanova, Igor Y. Grivanov, Larisa S. Tsvetlyuk
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There is no doubt as to the relevance of research into modern climate change, since climatic changes concern all regions and countries around the world. Climate is, most importantly, a substantial share of any country’s resources. Virtually all sectors within the social/economic sphere, including the power industry, ecosystems, agriculture, forestry, construction, transport, tourism, etc., are, to one extent or another, feeling the negative effect from the anthropogenically altered environment, including climate change. The damage for the world economy is already estimated at billions of dollars, while, in prospect, it is expected to reach 20% of the gross world product by 2100. Climate change dictates a certain mode of economic activity and a strategy for economic development for many years to come. Forecasts by climatologists on trends in modern climate change often lack in consistency and may sometimes even be the reverse of what actually occurs. Therefore, of particular research and practice interest is research into trends in climate change in regions with a well-developed tourism industry.