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Environmental issues: Global warming

              Global warming has become the most talked-about environmental issue today because it is changing our economy, health and communities in diverse ways. Scientists warn that if we do not aggressively curb climate change now, the results will likely be disastrous. The basic of climate change is the collection of Carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutants in the atmosphere, like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun's heat and causing the planet to warm up. It cause greatest environmental threat of our time, responsible for rising sea levels, raging storms, searing heat, ferocious fires, severe drought, and punishing floods. It threatens our health, communities, economy, and national security.

1. Climate Change and Global Warming Introduction

2. India Global warming and India

     International efforts to address this global warming issue have been ongoing for the last few decades. Although India as a developing country does not have any commitments or responsibilities at present for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2 that lead to global warming, pressure is increasing on India and other large, rapidly developing countries such as China and Brazil to adopt a more pro-active role.

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3. Global Warming: Indian Estimates of Greenhouse Gas Emission from Agricultural Fields

     Global warming, in turn, leads to regional changes in climate¬related parameters such as rainfall, soil moisture, and sea level. The extensive and frequent occurrence of climatic extremes such as droughts, heat and floods in the last decade in many parts of the world may be the fallout of this. The sea level has risen by 10-20 cm with regional variations (!pCC 2001). Similarly, snow cover is also believed to be gradually decreasing.

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4. Climate change in the Indian mind

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