Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Impact of Global Warming on Forests

A report titled published in 2010 under the aegis of the Indian Network on Climate Change Assessment (INCCA), has assessed impacts of climate change on four eco-sensitive regions namely; Himalayan, Coastal, North-Eastern and Western Ghats. The assessment result is presented for forest grid which indicates that 55 (56%) out of 98 grids in the Himalayan region, 29 (30%) out of the 96 grids in the entire Coastal region, 6(8%) out of 73 grids of the North-Eastern region and 10 (18%) out of 54 grids in the Western Ghats region are projected to undergo change.

As per the report, the forest ecosystems of the Himalayan region are most vulnerable to climate change. The Coastal regions and Western Ghats are moderately vulnerable to climate change.

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