Seminar on ” Climate Change-Mitigation and Adaptation”

Climate change is arguably the greatest environmental challenge facing us in the 21st century. The consequences of a warming climate are far-reaching, affecting fresh water resources, global food production and sea levels. With worsening impacts predicted for the natural environment and society for generations to come, climate change is high on political, strategic and economic agendas worldwide. Several efforts have been made by various organisations to combat climate change and limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. To achieve this objective the contribution from each and every citizen is required. The student community being the future of the planet, awareness, knowledge and systematic observations of the climate system is essential.

Climate change is one of the most complex issues the world is facing today. Carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping greenhouse gas that has driven recent global warming, lingers in the atmosphere for hundreds of years, and the planet (especially the oceans) takes a while to respond to warming. So even if we stopped emitting all greenhouse gases today, global warming and climate change will continue to affect future generations. Despite increasing awareness of climate change, our emissions of greenhouse gases continue on a relentless rise.

Knoweldge on climate change among student community is essential at this circumstance. On this regard a Seminar on “Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation” was organized by JIT sustainability cell. Holagunda Rudra Gowd of II Civil presented on the topic.