The Year Changes Over but Climate Changes Us

Dar, W D (2013) The Year Changes Over but Climate Changes Us. In: The First International Conference on “Bio-Resource and Stress Management”, 6-9 February 2013, Kolkata, India.

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Abstract

In India as in the rest of theworld, climate change has become not just a cause for concern but also a call to urgent and specific action. It's increasingly likely that our descendants will face a less stable,more violent climate. They will have to become resilient against extreme droughts, floods, storms and heat. Resilience is especially important in the rainfed drylands,where highly variable rainfall flips agriculture from boom to bust over short time periods. Following Hurricane Sandy's recent devastation, Andrew Zolli summed up resilience strategy thus: “Where sustainability aims to put the world back into balance, resilience looks for ways tomanage in an imbalancedworld.” He used the metaphor of “rolling with the waves, instead of trying to stop the ocean.”...

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
CRP: UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 05:52
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 09:56
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6967
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