Climate Change and Socio Economic Development : Spatial and Temporal Variation

edited by Paramjit Singh, Keshav Publications, 2012, vi, 172 p, ISBN : 8190245708, $31.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over Periods ranging from decades to millions of years. The planet Earth has been impacting with climate change due to rapid environmental changes that took place as a result of adverse human activities. Interference of mankind activities. Interference of mankind resulted with environmental serenity resulted in the global climatic change over the past few decades. In developing countries like India climate change may bring an additional stress on ecological and socioeconomic systems that are already facing tremendous pressures due to rapid urbanization, population explosion, industrialization and economic development. This is a fact that India's economy is closely related to its natural resource base, therefore India is considerably vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

In this book an attempt has been made on the current component of global environmental change including causes and consequences. It focuses on the sources and impacts of deteriorating air and water resources quality, soil quality, greenhouse gases, socio economic transformation in the society and global warming in native and urban ecosystems in the Indian economy. (jacket)

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