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The Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC having clinched in 2007 the evidence of global warming on account of anthropogenic activities, backed with scientific data gathered and analyzed globally, has made it mandatory world over to focus efforts on delineation of the anticipated adverse impacts of global warming on regional temperature and moisture regimes and the linked hydrologic, climatic and biospheric processes. First and foremost is the requirement to understand vulnerability to food and livelihood security in various ecosystems—on mainland, mid-range and high mountains as well as coastal areas including CEZs. The projected global temperature rise of the order of about two degrees or more and further rise at a decadal rate of o around 0. 2 C is sufficient to make grievous changes in sea surface level and submerge many low lying coastal areas around the world thereby possibly causing unprecedented losses to human habitat and livelihood in the coming years. A rise in climate variability is also becoming increasingly evident with potential direct impact on agricultural performance, on water accessibility and on weather extremes. Developing countries due to their poor infrastructure, limited resources and large impoverished population are likely to face more intense and wi- spread adverse impact of climate change than the developed world and also have limited adaptation capacity.

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Frontmatter

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

1. Human Dimensions of Changing Environment

A. P. Mitra

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

2. Development Pathway

Joyashree Roy, Chhonda Bose, Ranjan Bose, Sarmistha Das, Shobhankar Dhakal, Mitali Dasgupta, Rucha Ghate, Saikat Sinha Roy, Manaswita Konar, Anoja Wickramasinghe, Moumita Roy, Chetana Chaudhuri

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

3. Instrumental, Terrestrial and Marine Records of the Climate of South Asia during the Holocene:

Present Status, Unresolved Problems and Societal Aspects
A. K. Singhvi, K. Rupakumar, M. Thamban, A. K. Gupta, V. S. Kale, R. R. Yadav, A. Bhattacharyya, N. R. Phadtare, P. D. Roy, M. S. Chauhan, O. S. Chauhan, S. Chakravorty, M. M. Sheikh, N. Manzoor, M. Adnan, J. Ashraf, Arshad M. Khan, D A. Quadir, L P. Devkota, A B. Shrestha

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

4. Land Transformation and Its Consequences in South Asia

V. K. Dadhwal, V. K. Dadhwal

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

5. Atmospheric Composition Change and Air Quality

A. Jayaraman, G. Beig, U. C. Kulshrestha, T. Lahiri, M. R. Ray, S. K. Satheesh, C. Sharma, C. Venkataraman

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

6. Global Warming, Changes in Hydrological Cycle and Availability of Water in South Asia

M. Monirul Qader Mirza, Ahsan Uddin Ahmed

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

7. A Review on Current Status of Flood and Drought Forecasting in South Asia

M. Monirul Qader Mirza

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

8. Hydrometeorology of Floods and Droughts in South Asia – A Brief Appraisal

S. Nandargi, O. N. Dhar, M. M. Sheikh, Brenna Enright, M. Monirul Qader Mirza

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

9. The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Stream-flows in the Greater Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Basins – A Climate Outlook

Md. Rashed Chowdhury

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

10. Changes in the Coastal and Marine Environments

S. N. de Sousa, Ahsan Uddin Ahmed, M. D. Kumar, T. G. Jagtap, S. Sardessai, A. Hassan

2010 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

11. Key Vulnerabilities of Human Society in South Asia to Climate Change and Adaptation Issues and Strategies

Sumana Bhattacharya

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