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Climate Change and Agricultural Production

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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Abstract

A spate of high-energy industrial, agricultural, infrastructural, trade, and other economic activities, based on the use of mindboggling amounts of fossil fuel, have resulted in a rate of global warming and climate change in the past few decades, not seen in the previous 1000 years. The unprecedented increase in the atmospheric concentration of green house gases, as a result of intensified anthropogenic activities has been confirmed as the cause of climate change. The chapter discusses the consequences of these changes on sustainable agriculture, especially with regard to the high emissions of Nitrous Oxide, during urea hydrolysis, owing to unbridled use of urea, to prop up the green revolution.

Keywords

International Panel on Climate Change Green House Gases Nitrous Oxide Agriculture Climate change Deforestation High intensity farming 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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  1. 1.International Agricultural Scientistc/o Mavila PankajakshyCalicutIndia

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