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Encyclopaedia of Environment: Global Warming Problems and Policies (Volume 3)

 
K R Gupta (Editor)
Synopsis Environmentalists across the world have opined that the unprecedented ferocity of nature –be it the catastrophic floods and rains in Orrisa and Mozambique or the devastating drought and famine in Africa and Mongolia –Is connected to global warming, which is primarily a human –induced phenomenon caused by the increasing use of fuels to run our economies. Glaciers thinning in Antarctica and receding of Himalayan glaciers are being considered as alarm bells for the entire world. Recently, scientist have predicted that if global warming goes on, nothing can prevent large chunks of earth’s surface coastal Bangladesh, Maldives, alpine meadows in the Rocky Mountains and some barrier lands-form being swept away in the forseeable future. It has been aptly observed by David king, UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, “Climate change poses a bigger threat to the planet than terrorism.” The world not only needs to take a tough stand against any further investments that support and prolong our dependence on fossil fuels, but also to make deep cuts in the carbon emissions if humanity is to survive. Realising the urgent need for arresting the trend; for developing awareness in the readers about the preservation of biodiversity and its significance for life, sustainability and equity; and for warning against the consequences of environmental exploitation as well, the present Volume has been compiled. An attempt has been made here to study not only the general causes and effects of global warming but also to highlight its effect on particular regions. Kyoto Protocol –an international law, aiming to reduce greenhouse gases emissions has been analytically studied and remedial measures have also been suggested in this Volume. The book would be highly useful for students and researchers of Environment. It would be useful to Government executives and NGOs concerned with environment and pollution problems. Since the laymen are deeply interested in clean environment, the book would be of great interest to them.
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About the author

K R Gupta

Dr. K.R. Gupta is a well-known expert in the field of International Affairs. He has published over two dozen books and more than hundred papers in leading journals published in India and abroad. His latest publications include India-Pakistan Relations with special Reference to Kashmir, 3 Vols., Rural Development in India, 3 Vols., International Terrorism: World Viewpoints: Conventions, Resolutions, Legislations, Terrorist Organisations and Terrorists, 2 Vol., International Terrorism: Response of India, Pakistan and the United States, World Viewpoints on National Missile Defence, 2 Vols., Selected Documents on Nuclear Disarmament, 4 Vols., Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Issues in Indian Economy, 4 Vols., Liberalisation and Globalisation of Indian Economy, 5 Vols., A Study of World Trade Organisation, GATT Accord and India: A Critical Analysis of Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations and Their Implications for India, GATT Accord: Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, GATT and Underdeveloped Countries: A Study of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and International Economics.

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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopaedia of Environment: Global Warming Problems and Policies (Volume 3)
Author K R Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126905301
length vi+298p., Tables; 23cm.