Impacts of climate change on India

Authored by: J. Srinivasan

Handbook of Climate Change and India

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9781849713580
eBook ISBN: 9780203153284
Adobe ISBN: 9781136521584

10.4324/9780203153284.ch1

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Abstract

In this chapter we will look at changes in climate that have occurred in India during the 20th century. We will examine both local and global factors that have influenced our climate. The predictions for climate change in India in the 21st century made by climate models will be discussed. The major challenges that we will face in order to adapt to impacts of climate change in the 21st century will be delineated.

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