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India and Global Climate Change by Michael A. Michael A. Toman

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Climate Change Impacts on India

K. S. Kavi Kumar

TTHE RESULTS FROM CLIMATE MODELS predict the average temperature in India to change between 2.3 and 4.8˚C following a doubling of ambient concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) from their pre-Industrial Revolution levels (Lonergan 1998). The climate models also predict higher monsoonal activity over the Indian subcontinent. The changes in temperature and precipitation are likely to have an effect on climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, forestry, coastal resources, and water resources.

Agriculture

Besides changes in temperature and precipitation, change in ambient concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) is shown to have an effect on the productivity of crops. These effects, referred as agronomic ...

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