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The History of Climate

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
  • Sushil Gupta
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha
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Abstract

The term climate change refers to noticeable change in the Earth’s regional or global climate system over a longer period of time. The time scale can range from a decade to several million years. From the view point of policy makers, the ‘climate change’ is usually referred only to the changes in recent climate pointing out rising average temperature of earth known as Global Warming which is caused by human activities. For the variations caused by non-human influence, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), uses the term ‘climate variability’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
    • 1
  • Sushil Gupta
    • 2
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha
    • 3
  1. 1.Biomedical Waste SectionKarnataka State Pollution Control BoardBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Risk Management Solutions IndiaNoidaIndia
  3. 3.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DehliIndia

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