Climate Change and Environmental Issues

  • Author(s): Narayan Singh and Amit Kumar Thakur
  • Size: 160 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 254
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179935903
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.795.00 / US $56.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 715.00 / US $50.00

Book Details

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Climate is changing across our planet, largely, as a result of human activities. The indicators of climate change include physical responses such as changes in the surface temperature, atmospheric water vapour, severe climatic events, melting of glaciers, and a rise in sea level.

Mountain ecosystems being exceptionally fragile are prone to both natural and anthropogenic drivers of change, which ranges from volcanic and seismic events and flooding to global climate change and of vegetation and soils, resulting from inappropriate agricultural and forestry practices and extractive industries. Environmental issues directly affect agricultural productivity, famine and pandemics, health, economy, and ecology. In this light, environmental protection, the practice of protecting the environment on individual, community, organizational, or governmental level, assumes a significant role.

This book provides a holistic coverage of the basics of climate change, changes in biodiversity, phytosociological changes, and thus proposes a comprehensive set of solutions to resolve various issues related to environment and climate change. This book would be beneficial for  researchers, policy makers, academicians, environmentalists, and university students.

Target Audience

    Scientists, Researchers, Students, and other concerned stakeholders

Table of Contents


    About the Editors

    List of Contributors 

    1. Climate Change and Availability of Pasturelands in Trans-Himalaya: A Case Study from Changthang, Ladakh
    • Materials and Methods
    • Data Collection
    • Results


    1. Anthropogenic Activities vis-à-vis Climate Change
    • Atmosphere
    • Industrialization
    • Anthropogenic Activities
    • Global Environmental Issues
    • Consequences
    • Air Quality
    • Legal Initiatives


    1. Climate Change, Cultivation Practices, and Mitigation in the Present Scenario
    • Discussion
    • Mitigation
    • Selection of Species
    • Collection Practices
    • Shifting Practices
    • Soil Testing
    • Rhizosphere Studies
    • Harvesting Practices


    1. Impacts of Hydroelectric Projects on Floristic Diversity in Himachal Pradesh, Northwestern Himalaya
    • Study Area
    • Geology and Pedology
    • Climate
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Sainj HEP
    • Parbati HEP Stage II
    • Malana II HEP
    • Species Diversity (H’)
    • Parbati HEP Stage II


    1. Climate Change and its Interlinked Factors Affecting Uttarakhand
    • Causes of Climate Change
    • Climate Change in Uttarakhand
    • Methodology
    • Climate Change and Agriculture
    • Climate Change and Migration
    • Climate Change and Forests
    • Climate Change and Human Health
    • Climate Change and Protected Areas
    • Summary


    1. Evaluation of Emission and Air Quality Status in Uttarakhand, India
    • Material and Methods
    • Climate
    • Study Sites
    • Monitoring and Analysis
    • Results and Discussion


    1. Climate Change and Nardostachys Jatamansi: A Comparative Study on Nursery and Polyhouse Grown Plants
    • Material and Methods
    • Results and Discussion


    1. Dominance-Diversity and Species Richness Changes Due to Altitudinal Gradient in Lesser Himalayan Forest of Uttarakhand, India
    • Material and Methods
    • Meteorological Aspects
    • Results and Discussion
    • Niche Overlap (Chi)


    1. Utilization of Spices and Condiments in Uttarakhand, Western Himalayas, India: Current Status and Future Prospects
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results


    1. Farmers’ Attitude Towards Market Intervention Schemes of Farm Produce in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab
    • Market Intervention
    • APMCs
    • Contract Farming
    • Government Level (State/Central Sponsored Scheme)
    • Types of Market Intervention Schemes
    • Review of Literature
    • Material and Methods
    • Results and Discussion


    1. Cordyceps sinensis: The Illustrious History in Traditional Medicine System
    • Name and General Description
    • History and Traditional Uses
    • Habitat
    • Pure Compounds
    • Therapeutic Applications
    • Potential of Entire Fungus
    • Market Value the Species


    1. Structure and Functioning of Traditional Agroforestry System of Kumaun (Western) Himalaya, India
    • Study Area
    • Soil
    • Human Population
    • Livestock
    • Land Cover–Land Use
    • Methods of Study
    • Results
    • Productivity and Phytosociological Status
    • Energy and Monetary Budget
    • Fodder Demand and Supply Status
    • Firewood Consumption Pattern


    1. Rural Communities in Sustainable Forest Management
    • Role of Forests in Sustainable Development of Rural Communities
    • The Challenge of Sustainable Development
    • Principles for Sustainable Development
    • Key Requirements of Sustainable Communities


    1. Musk Deer and its Conservation in Uttarakhand: Future Prospects
    • Introduction, Status, and Taxonomy
    • Global Distribution
    • Pakistan
    • Nepal
    • Tibet, China, Russia, and Mongolia
    • India
    • General Behaviour and Structure
    • Vegetation Preference
    • Musk Pod and Musk
    • Economics of Musk
    • Conservation of Musk Deer
    • Musk Deer Rearing in Confined Farms
    • Future Conservation Strategies


    1. Ozone Depletion and its Harmful Effects on Environment and Humans
    • History of Ozone Depletion
    • The Chapman Cycle
    • Chemistry of Ozone Depletion
    • The Ozone Hole
    • Causes of Ozone Layer Depletion
    • Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
    • Why Ozone Layer is Necessary?
    • Main ODS
    • Health Effects of Ozone in the General Population
    • Variation in Response Among Individuals
    • Effects of Ozone on Mortality
    • Effects of Recurrent or Long-term Exposure to Ozone
    • The Montreal Protocol


    1. Water Pollution Status: Sources and Remediation
    • Types of Water Pollutants
    • Wastewater Treatment Method
    • Physical Treatment Method
    • Heterogeneous Sonocatalysis for Water Treatment
    • Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
    • Other Chemical Oxidation Methods (Advance Treatment Method)
    • Conclusion and Future Prospects


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