Climate, Environment And Health

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The Indian Government’s 2012 report on the impact of global warming across the country -which is scheduled to be submitted to the UN soon-predicts  as much as 4 degree Celsius rise in maximum temperatures in some parts of the nation by the end of this decade. In addition to predictions about  changes in patterns of monsoon the report  also predicts widespread environmental calamities.

The changing climate will inevitably affect the basic requirement for maintaining health i.e clean air, clean water, sufficient food and tolerable environmental conditions. The changes that have been predicted for India is largely due to global warming and is expected to cause floods in the short term and scarcity of potable water in the long term. It will also severely compromise agricultural production and expose us to a swathe of changes patterns of infectious diseases (temperature and rainfall patterns are known factors which alter the pattern…

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