ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: People and Weather
The earth’s climate and weather conditions have been changing constantly throughout the earth’s Geological Timescale.
This has in turn had an impact on people’s cultures, history and current economical and social activities.
For example people migrated from the African continent to other continents over ice sheets which have since disappeared over time due to an increase in global temperatures.
Coal developed in Hwange because there once thrived a large forests over the area during pluvial periods.
Weather impacts our physical well being (hot humid weather such as in rain forests, is enervating while cold weather such as that found in Siberia can even be fatal owing to hypothermia. Meanwhile the dry hot air in deserts is likely to lead to dehydration which can also be fatal.)