Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security
Kesava Rao, Suhas Wani. (3/6/2016). Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security, in "Capacity Building for Climate Smart Agriculture". Hyderabad, India: BS Publications.
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 CO2 has increased from preindustrial level of 280 parts per million (ppm) to 400 ppm in 2014. Global projections indicate higher temperature of 1.5 to 4.5°C 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 tropical cyclones are likely to increase...