CLIMATE CHANGE WILL RESULT AS A DANGER FOR 50% POPULATION: WORLD BANK
The threat of climate change is increasing day by day. If this continues, by 2050.
It will affect the level of life of half the population of the country. This will affect the living standard of 60 million people. Also, uncontrolled climate change will reduce India’s GDP by 2.8%. If India’s GDP is 2.8 percent less then India will have to lose $ 1.1 trillion by 2050.
According to the report, there are more than a thousand hotspots across the country, where the risk of climate change is highest.
What is the Climate Hotspot?
This is a place where changes in average temperature and rainfall patterns will have a negative effect on people’s living standards in the future.
It has been reported in the report that compared to coastal or hilly areas.
The temperature will increase significantly on the plains and there is a high risk of economic loss.
The Vidarbha region, which is already in discussion with the farmers’ problems in the country.
Has been described as a center for climate related problems. These include Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
There are seven districts of Vidarbha in Maharashtra, where the risk of climate change is highest.
While three districts of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh come to the worst affected area.
The study’s chief economist Muthukumar Mani said, “The rise in temperature is a slow growing disaster, which has not been discussed much about”.
He said, “The focus of studies on Climate Change remains at the extreme events and in this way, people pay less attention to changes in the next 50-60 years.”
By 2050 the temperature will rise to three degrees
According to the World Bank report, by the year 2050, temperature may rise from 1.5 degrees to three degrees. Although it can be reduced to a degree, but for that India has to implement the provisions of Paris and other agreements to deal with the dangers of climate change.
According to the report, the biggest impact of climate change will be on farming
Productivity and health.
HOW CAN WE FIGHT AGAINST THE CLIMATE CHANGE:
Indians live below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day. These low-income populations bear the brunt of the problems caused by the changing climate. Therefore, there is a great need for a pathway to development that is sustainable and resilient to climate change.
Since 2009, EDF has been working on the ground with our partner, the Fair Climate Network (FCN).
To facilitate low-carbon rural development, educate business and political leaders, and engage local communities.
One of the largest networks of NGOs in India, FCN is a consortium of three dozen groups and more than 100 development workers, bankers and financiers, environmentalists, scientists and other professionals from India and abroad.
Together, we are working to move India toward a sustainable development pathway while alleviating poverty, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, and delivering social, health and environmental gains.