Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security uri icon

abstract

  • Evidences over the past few decades show that significant changesin climate are taking place all over the world as a result ofenhanced human activities in deforestation, emission of variousgreenhouse gases, and indiscriminate use of fossil fuels. Globalatmospheric concentration of CO2 has increased from preindustriallevel of 280 parts per million (ppm) to 400 ppm in 2014.Global projections indicate higher temperature of 1.5 to 4.5°C bythe year 2050, as a result of enhanced greenhouse gases. Climatechange predictions for India indicate that warming is likely to beabove the global mean and fewer very cold days are very likely.Frequency of intense rainfall events and winds associated withtropical cyclones are likely to increase

publication date

  • 2016