South Asia and the changing climate

3rd May 2012 - by Fr Denis Carter

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South Asia and the changing climate
Climate change has already deeply affected the economic growth and development of South Asia. About 70 percent of South Asians live in rural area and account for about 75 percent of the poor, who are the most affected by climate change. Multimedia journalist Rajneesh Bhandari has produced this short video.

 

South Asia and the changing Climate

The human drama of climate change will largely be played out in Asia, where over 60 percent of the world’s population, around four billion people, live. The latest global scientific consensus from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that all of
Asia is very likely to warm during this century. Warming will be accompanied by less predictable and more extreme patterns of rainfall. Tropical cyclones are projected to increase in magnitude and frequency, while monsoons, around which farming systems are designed,
are expected to become more temperamental in their strength and time of onset.

Report on Climate Change and Asia
http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/10020IIED.pdf
Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene
A Report by the Working Group Commissioned by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_academies/acdscien/2011/PAS_Glacier_110511_final.pdf