The atmosphere is always in a state of turmoil and instability leading to variation in weather and climatic conditions. This result in climate change. The fundamental factor of changing climate is based on the vulnerability of Earth’s temperature which is affected mainly by pollution and intense emission of greenhouse gases.
The major devasting effects include altering precipitation and delaying monsoon, resulting in more floods and severe heat waves. The planet’s oceans are warming, ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. India is also at the frontline of facing the impacts of climate change. In upcoming years, India will be the worst-hit country that may face the wrath of calamities like floods, heatwaves and many more due to climate change.
To fight against these drastic changes, the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC) was founded in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) jointly started to study global warming problems. In Kyoto Protocol, Nations commit to reducing carbon emissions. Moreover, in different summits and conferences like the peris’ summit, the Rio-earth summit- many agreements sign to combat these changes. India has also set ambitious targets for renewable energy sources. Moreover, budget 2019 contains a path-breaking initiative to provide personal income tax benefits for investment in electric vehicles that also make a perfect sense against global warming and climate change’s drastic effects. However, the pace of climate change is accelerating day by day. It’s the time when each Individual must owe to the environment, else, we will lose the opportunity to reverse the damage.
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