The over-exploitation of the Earth's resources has brought about an unsustainable situation where biodiversity and ecological balance are under dire threat. But the most immediate concern is global warming, caused by high anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Global warming is upsetting the climate pattern. Climate change is threatening the Earth with severe drought and floods, storms, and cyclones; rising sea levels from the general warming of sea water and melting of glacial and Arctic ice; inundation of low coastal areas by the rising sea; disruption in the agricultural crop pattern; and serious problems with regard to availability of fresh water. With the prescience of all these serious challenges facing the earth, the book attempts to engage the learned, researchers, graduate students, and social activists and work for the mitigation of and adaptation with global warming and climate change.
Overview of Sustainable Development Global Sustainability-An Overview Multi-Sectoral Resources Review Towards Sustainability Technology Solution for Global Sustainability Economic and Governance of Sustainable Development Challenges of Environment General Atmospheric Pollution Automobile Emissions Depletion of Ozone Layer Problem of Acid Rain Global Warming and Climatic Changes Carbon Emission Scenario Climate Change and Carbon Trading Challenges of Energy Global Energy Challenges Nuclear Energy Biomass Energy Solar Energy-A Promising Alternative Power Source Wind Energy and Power Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Fuel Technology Hydro-Energy Other Energy Challenges Challenges of Water Resources Overview of Global Water Resources Challenges of Indias Water Resource Indian Water Resources II Urban Water Supply-A Dual Water System References Index
Prof. M.K.Ghosh Roy, after obtaining his B.Tech.(Hons) in Naval Architecture from IIT, Kharagpur and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Bombay University, worked for three decades in design and engineering, publishing large number of papers in India and abroad in the Transaction of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London and Japan. He served the industry in senior management, until he was invited to become a senior Professor at IIT Madras.