Climate Change and New Challenges: Society, Environment and Development
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About the Book :
We are living in a climate of uncertainty. With unprecedented changes in the climate order of the biosphere new challenges are emerging and posing a threat to humanity. Climate chaos, climate instability and climate unpredictability are the orders of our times pervading the planet Earth. Natural resources, potential resources, food security systems and socio-economic systems would be on the verge of collapse should the disaster reduction, adaptation and mitigation strategies are not evolved and implemented. This book presents a scenario of the current and impending environmental catastrophe owing to the rapidly occurring changes in the climate system. A hot planet is a malady of conventional development characterized by over-exploitation of natural resources, environmental pollution and socio-economic inequity. Potential resources necessary to respond to mal development are existing. With an environmental awareness, political willpower and peoples participation we would be able to restore the natural ecosystems, put the climate in order and save our living planet. Many such measures have been discussed in the book. We need to change our lifestyles and development strategies to challenge climate change. It is possible, it is easy, it is inevitable for our survival, for our sustainability, for our happiness and for ushering in a happy and sustainable future.
About Author :
Vir Singh holds dual Ph.D.: Animal Nutrition (Fodder Resources) from G.B. Pant University, and Botany (Rangeland Management) from H.N.B. Garhwal University. Earlier he also completed Master’s degrees in Animal Nutrition, Botany, and Sociology, and a Diploma in Environmental Management from Israel. Currently he is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. He has wide experience of teaching, research, extension, planning and journalism. He has travelled many parts of South Asia, Middle East, and Europe. He has authored and edited 22 books and published more than 200 articles.
Govind Singh Kushwaha is presently an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He has attended a large number of conferences and presented erudite research papers. His area of interest is Environmental Psychology, Stress, Clinical and Social Psychology.
Bipin Kumar is a Research Scholar at the Department of Environmental Science, C.B.S.H., G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He carried out a prestigious project on community based ecotourism. Currently, he is engaged in a project on bioremediation of heavy metals from industrial effluents using indigenous microorganisms.