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Global Warming and Climate Change

M P Singh (Author) Bijay S. Singh (Author) Ranveer Kumar (Author)

The world has become warmer in the last 50 years mostly due to human activities. The global temperature may increase by between 1.4 to 5.8 C with such consequences as rising sea level and amount and pattern of precipitation. These may also manifest in extreme whether condition such as global retreat floods droughts heatwaves, hurricanes, cyclones and tsumaric. All these may lead to extinction of many species and unintended consequences on human lives. Despite proliferation of knowledge of climate changes experts are divided on the linkages between human activities and the question of the changes. Most studies focus on the period upto 2100 through warming is likely to continue beyond then since carbon dioxide has a long atmospheric lifetime.

The debate on how much climate changes is likely in future is overshadowed by the still greater debate on what it any should be done to reduce or reverse global warming. How to tackle the consequences is another issue that is engaging the attention of environments and policy makers across the world. This book is likely to increase appreciation of this phenomenon which is not limited to territorial boundaries of certain countries though political debates may make if look so.

Since human included emissions of green house gases occur primarily as a result of inefficient use of energy climate change needs to be attacked at its source with the focus on emissions energy efficiency and renewable energy. The book avoids over simplistic treatments of scientific findings and departures from rational objectively which can undermine public trust in natural sciences and could play into the hands of anti environmentalists more so in causes where scientific results are some what uncertain.

This book alerts readers to another global threat that could be worse than carbon emissions, namely the problem of nitrogen overfertilization.

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About the authors

M P Singh

Dr. M.P. Singh, Head of the Department of Forest Sciences, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi (Jharkhand) earned his mater's degree in Botany with specialization in Taxonomy and after his PH.D degree in Floristic from Patna University and Diploma in Forestry from Forest Research Institute, Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehradun. He is a fellow in Life Sciences of Mendelian Society of India, Patna. Besides teaching Dr. Singh has been engaged with independent research in Project of Government of India as Principal investigator. He is noted Taxonomist of the country and have about twenty one years of long experiences. He is an advisor to the Government of India for whole Eastern Region on Horistic research and member of FLORA INDIA. He is the Editor of Journal "New Botanist" for forestry sector. He has published eight books in Botany, Forestry and on Environmental Sciences and also published eighty five research papers in National/International Journals. He has also guided a number of Scholar for award of Ph. D. degree in Botany as well as in Forestry. He is one of the member of Botanical Survey of India in a Research Selection Committee. He has extensively travelled in India and abroad in conection to floristic studies.

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Bijay S. Singh

Dr. Bijay S. Singh, has got masters degree in Botany and Ph.D. in Botany with cytogenetics as specialization. He is actively engaged in research since 1992 in Forestry / Agroforestry. He has published one book on biodiversity and about twenty five research papers in reputed Journals of the country / abroad.

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Title Global Warming and Climate Change
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.06.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788131314609
length v+380p.