Author: Dr. K.S. Jauhari

Global warming is one of the complex problems facing mankind today. This is evident from observations of increases in the global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and the rising global average sea level. It poses a variety of challenges with wide-ranging effects. It is projected to have significant impacts on conditions affecting agriculture, including temperature, precipitation, and glacial run-off. Agriculture is the mainstay of the Indian economy and provides food and livelihood security to a substantial section of our population. Agriculture will be adversely affected not only by an increase or decrease in the overall amounts of rainfall but also by shifts in the timing of the rainfall. Any change in rainfall patterns poses a serious threat to agriculture, and therefore to the economy and food security. The rise in temperatures caused by increasing greenhouse gases is likely to affect crops differently from region to region. Erosion, submergence of shorelines, and salinity of the water - table due to the increased sea levels are the factors that mainly affect agriculture through the inundation of low-lying areas. Increased frequencies of drought, floods, storms, and cyclones are likely to increase the variability of agricultural production.

Contents: Global Warming Defined Causes of Global Warming Effects of Global Warming Climate Change and Agriculture Responses to Global Warming Copenhagen Summit Kyoto Protocol Negotiations on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

ISBN 9789385958809



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