Notwithstanding the debates as to whether the issue of climate Change is that much alarming or not, the real impacts of this Lurking danger are before our very eyes. The rising sea level, Extreme winter and summer and its impact on agriculture yield cannot be taken lightly. It is high time the policy makers and the Public wake up to these realties and chalk out a road map to counter these challenges for a safer tomorrow. This article of Merin Mathew, researcher in gender and climate change Of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in UK is an Analytical overview of the issue of climate change and its various dimensions.
Throughout the course of Earth’s history, its climate has encountered large variations. Most of these changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that changed the solar energy received by our planet. The significance of the currently increasing yearly global average surface-temperature trend of warming is ascribed to the direct or indirect influence of human activity, and is proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.
Such changes in the climate was attributed to the increase in the concentration of atmospheric gases, which was primarily responsible for the absorption of solar rays, thereby heating up the planet and allocating favourable conditions to sustain life.
(Read the full part of this article in the March issue of Safety Messenger Magazine 2015)