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Global Warming

Life on earth owes its existence to the warm blanket formed by the greenhouse gases around it that traps a part of the infrared rays reflected from the surface of the earth. But now this protective blanket is becoming thicker due to anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulpher hexafluoride etc causing an enhanced greenhouse effect that is warming up the earth. Climate models suggest that the average global earth surface temperature will rise by 2.4 to 6.4 centigrade by the turn of this century. The consequences of this trapping of enormous energy around the surface of the earth are likely to be so severe that it has been termed as the single biggest threat to humankind comparable to the destruction caused by the two World Wars and the Great Depression.

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Institute of Globla Warming & Ecological Studies

IGWES is a truly international institute the idea of which was conceived in Beijing in March 2004 and nurtured in Rome, Joensuu and Dehradun, by scholars from the Roman Forum, the Indian Forest Service, Chinese Academy of Forestry and the University of Joensuu in Finland. Search for an appropriate place, and for initial funding, took them to many places and organizations across the world and it was the vision of Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President of the Amity University, that the Institute finally took physical shape in the AMITY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS at Noida in India. The Institute aims at enhancing the understanding of global warming, its causes, possible mitigation options and the technical and social adaptation that would be required to deal with the consequences of warming that is unavoidable. Research, teaching, training, consultancy, valuation and arbitration services related to climate change and ecological issues will be the main activities of IGWES. The thematic focus of institute will be climate change negotiations beyond Kyoto protocol, effect on bio diversity, on mountains, on the coastal zone and mangroves, the vulnerability of food crops and the mitigation opportunities that the biofuels offer.  Read More

Stern Review Report

The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, is a 700-page report released on October, 2006 by economist Sir Nicholas Stern. The report discusses the effect of climate change and global warming on the world economy.
Its main conclusions are that one percent of global GDP is required to be invested a year in order to mitigate the effects of climate change, and that failure to do so could risk global GDP being up to twenty percent lower than it otherwise might be. The report suggests that climate change threatens to be the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen. And it legitimates the essence of environmental taxes to minimize the economic and social disruptions. He stated that "our actions over the coming few decades could create risks of major disruption to economic and social activity, later in this century and in the next, on a scale similar to those associated with the great wars and the economic depression of the first half of the 20th century."  Read More

IPCC 4th Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) released its much awaited report on Climate Change on 2nd February 2007, giving clear signals of global warming. The report notes clear evidence of Sea Ice shrinkage in both the Arctic & Antarctic and it is expected that late summer sea ice in the Arctic could disappear almost completely by the end of 21st Century. The report has also prediction of more frequent heat waves and storms along with heavy precipitation, more and abrupt changes in the ocean currents during the 21st Century. In its worst scenario prediction through current models that global warming of 1.9 to 4.6 degrees would lead to almost complete melting of Greenland Ice sheet, which may cause a rise in sea levels of about 7 meters, if sustained for millennia.  Read More

Courtesy : IPCC

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