12  The impact of climate change inSouth Asia

Alok Bansal and Sreeradha Datta

The threat of climate change has been one of the primary concerns of the global community, ever since its disastrous impacts were brought to the notice of the public at large. The growing public concerns over the issue have clearly divided the international community and the cleavages between the developed and developing world have grown deeper in the last two decades. Statistics have pointed out that the developed nations were responsible for over 70 percent of the carbon emissions to date, although they were home to less than one-fifth of the world's population.1 However, having caused the problem, the developed world expected the less developed states to sacrifice ...

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