Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation Role of Extension
Evidences over the past few decades show that significant changes in climate are taking place all over the world as a result of enhanced human activities in deforestation emission of various greenhouse gases and indiscriminate use of fossil fuels Global atmospheric concentration of C02 has increased from preindustrial level of 280 parts per million ppm to 400 ppm in 2014 Global projections indicate higher temperature of 15 to 45C by the year 2050 as a result of enhanced greenhouse gases Climate change predictions for India indicate that warming is likely to be above the global mean and fewer very cold days are very likely Frequency of intense rainfall events and winds associated with tropica cyclones are likely to increase The global average surface temperature in 2015 broke all previous records by a strikingly wide margin at 076 01C above the 19611990 average For the first time on record temperatures in 2015 were about 1C above the preindustrial era according to a consolidated analysis from the World Meteorological Organization WMO 2016 Under the threat of increased greenhouse gases and resultant higher temperatures and uncertainty in rainfall regimes there is a critical need to communicate climate change scenarios adaptation and mitigation strategies to all stakeholders particularly farmers and agricultural extension personnel to enhance resilience and also to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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Title: Climate Smart Agriculture for Building Resilience and Improving Livelihoods in Rainfed Areas Author: Wani, Suhas P.Date: 2016-06-03Type: Book ChapterStatus: Limited accessThe biggest challenge human kind facing in the 21st century is to cope up with the impacts of the climate change which is affecting the sustainable development globally The IPCC Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change ...
Author: Rao, KesavaDate: 2016-06-03Type: Book ChapterStatus: Limited accessEvidences over the past few decades show that significant changes in climate are taking place all over the world as a result of enhanced human activities in deforestation emission of various greenhouse gases and indiscriminate ...
Title: A SWAT modeling approach to assess the impact of climate change on consumptive water use in Lower Chenab Canal area of Indus basin Author: Awan, UsmanDate: 2015-12-31Type: Journal ArticleStatus: Limited accessAccurate assessment of spatio-temporal variations of consumptive water use (CWU) in large irrigation schemes is crucial for several hydrological applications. This study is designed to evaluate the impact of climate change ...