Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for sustainable crop production

Kesava Rao, A V R and Wani, S P and Srinivas, K (2019) Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for sustainable crop production. In: Agricultural Extension and Sustainable Development Goals. S.B. Nangia A.P.H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, India, pp. 224-239.

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Climate change is the main environmental problem facing humanity. 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 through deforestation emission of various greenhouse gases and indiscriminate use of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide (CO2) Methane and Nitrous Oxide are the major greenhouse gases. CO2 enters the atmosphere mostly through burning fossil fuels. Methane emissions also result from livestock and other agricultural practices and Nitrous Oxide is emitted during agricultural and industrial activities. Global atmospheric concentration of CO2 has increased from pre-industrial level of 280 parts per million (ppm) to 408 ppm in Feb 2018. Global projections indicate higher temperature of 1.5 to 4.5°C by the year 2050 as a result of enhanced greenhouse gases. There is medium confidence in that the Indian summer monsoon circulation weakens but this is compensated by increased atmospheric moisture content leading to more rainfall. There is medium confidence in an increase of Indian summer monsoon rainfall and its extremes throughout the 21st century under all RCP (Representative Concentration Pathways) scenarios.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change, Sustainable Development
Subjects: Others > Climate Adaptation
Others > Climate Change
Others > Sustainable Development
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2020 06:14
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2020 06:17
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