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Project WASCAL (West Africa Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land). A regional climate change project. Sponsored by Germany. To combat climate change in West Africa. Is working on more precise rain forecasts for farmers. WASCAL database

Foundation on which our research can be based upon.

  • Helps researchers in finding out how high the temperature was 5 years ago in a particular region.

  • The intensity of solar radiation.

  • The condition of the ground.

  • Many other parameters can also be measured.

World Bank Report on Climate Change

  • Release of South Asia’s Hotspots.

  • Impact of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards report.

  • Impacts of climate change on the GDP.

  • Living standards in India and region.

  • Rising temperatures and changing monsoon rainfall patterns from climate change could cost India 2.8 % of GDP.

  • Depressing the living standards of nearly half the country’s population by 2050.

  • More warming inland and less warming in coastal areas beyond 2050.

  • Use of annual household consumption as a proxy for living standards.

  • Identifies “hotspots” districts where these changes will have a notable effect on living standards.

  • Six South Asian Countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka will be adversely affected by the climate changes. Afghanistan and Nepal will be benefitted as they are relatively cold.

  • Living conditions in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh will decline by more than 9%. These states are to be followed by Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

  • Under the carbon-intensive scenario, approximately 600 million people in India today live in locations have been expected to become moderate or severe hotspots by 2050.

Scenarios Taken into Account

  • Climate-Sensitive- It represents a future “in which some collective action is taken to limit greenhouse gas.

  • Carbon-Intensive- It represents a future in which no actions are taken to reduce emissions and global annual average temperatures increase 4.3°C by 2100 relative to pre-industrial levels.

Global Climate Risk Index, 2020

  • India is the fifth most vulnerable country globally to climate change as per Global Climate Risk

  • Index, 2020.

  • Due to climate change India has also recorded the highest number of fatalities.

  • Due to climate change impact there has been second highest monetary losses since 2018.

  • Index is published by environmental think tank German watch which assessed 181 countries.

  • Losses to GDP and fatalities to arrive at a ranking.

  • This index is based on based on data from the Munich Re NatCatSERVICE, one of the largest databases on natural catastrophes.

Climate Risk Index 2020

Climate Risk Index 2020

Climate Risk Index 2020

- Published/Last Modified on: March 9, 2020

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