Climate and Topography Analysis
December 17th, 2012
There are a great number of different industries in this world that are greatly affected by climate and their topography. This paper will be about five different industries such as the food industry, tobacco industry, tourism industry, animal industry and the automotive industry. In order to run a successful business, these two factors need to be kept into consideration.
The food industry is a very important factor everywhere around the world. Without food, humans cannot survive and that is why it is important that food production can continue. There are many factors that can affect the food industry in example, climate and topography. The world’s climate changes daily and that can bring major shifts in food production. Depending on where you are in this world, temperatures rise, rain falls or there is simply not enough rain. There are also several natural disasters such as tsunamis, heavy storms, volcano eruptions, coastal flooding, etc that can greatly affect crops. Crops are very sensitive to climate changes which also affect the soil temperature and moisture levels. The topography of an area for food is also very important because it affects the type of crop that can be grown; for example, rocky areas such in the mountains are not necessarily the best areas to grow crop with deep roots. On the other hand, coastal regions are typically a good crop to produce fruit and vegetables. Prairie areas are great for producing grain due to the open space. These two factors can affect business operations for the food industry because with climate in the way, it can greatly affect the profit of the business. Topography can also highly affect business operations because without the right area, businesses won’t be able to grow proper crop that is sellable.
Tobacco is an agricultural product that that stems from green, leafy plant that is grown in warm climates. It can be smoked in a pipe, cigar or cigarette.
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