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The Cascade Of Uncertainties Around Climate Change

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

Anamika Barua: When in late 19th century Svate Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist, first suggested that increased atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels could lead to global climate change, it was a radical claim. He was making a prediction about something that could happen in future, not a claim that climate change was

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Himalaya Specific Climate Data-Where Do We Stand?

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By

Anamika Barua: The significance of Himalayan waters cannot be underestimated as it is the lifeline of a huge section of  people which include people from countries like Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tibet and China. In spite of such a huge dependency on Himalayan water unfortunately our understanding and knowledge regarding the impact of climate

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Building Resilience In Mountains

Aug 6th, 2011 | By
Dr. Anamika Barua

Anamika Barua: Liverman (1994), who is a Professor of Geography and Development, in University of Arizona, once stated that “The most vulnerable people may not be living in the most vulnerable places-poor people can live in productive biophysical environments and be vulnerable and wealthy people can live in fragile physical environment and live relatively well”

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