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Speaker: Prof. Kaushal Kumar Sharma

 dibakar: Wthether the changes would be uniform all over the globe
 prof. K K Sharma: Dibakar with respect to the climatic changes moutains have become more vulnarable in deterioration of mountain ecosystem whereby all physical and human systems are most sufferes in respect to biodiversity lost water, forest, land degradation,soil erosion,etc
Prof K K Sharma: Welcome all of you to the chat session
Admin: hello sir
dibakar: Prof my second question was whether the effects would be similar at all mountain regions
Prof K K Sharma: Dibakar although climate change is the global phenomena but the impacts would be different in different mountain regions
dibakar: Prof would you please elaborate why you think 'climatic changes moutains have become more vulnarable '
Rajiv: Good Afternoon Sir,
gagan: Goodevening sir
trailokyasaud: good afternoon sir.
Rajiv: how we can improve the reliability of climate projections at a regional level?
Prof K K Sharma: Welcome Gagan and Rajiv and Trailokyasaud
trailokyasaud: thank you
vivek: hello sir
Prof K K Sharma: Rajiv we need strenghten short range weather forcasting system for improving climatic projections at regional level
Prof K K Sharma: Hello Vivek
Prof K K Sharma: Trailokya please ask questions
dinesh:hello sir
Prof K K Sharma: Dinesh hello
trailokyasaud: what are the most important things for mitigation of climate change now???
dinesh: Climate cycle is totally change in last 2 year
dibakar: Prof would you please elaborate why you think 'climatic changes moutains have become more vulnarable '
dinesh: what the main cause behind it
Rajiv: sir what is the role of WHO in this prospect?
Prof K K Sharma: Trailokya, The most important points to mitigate the climate change is to first analyse the mountain ecosystem and their threshold so that renable plans and policies related to it can be implemented on micro level basis.
rajan: Hello Sir
trailokyasaud: what is bc and how it effects the mountanian region??
rajan: What is the impact of climate change on human health currently in Himalayan region
Prof K K Sharma: Dinesh climate is a long term process in weather system and it is not possible to understand in two years time but there are certain anomalies in the weather systems which people usually call climate cycle which is not true
Prof K K Sharma: Rajan, climate which is showing a change probably harming the human health in different kind of diseases which has enhance in the mountain regions.
sudeepa: n the long run how the livelihoods of the hill people going to affect
trailokyasaud: if the system continues like these days what will be status of mountains after 50 years??
Prof K K Sharma: Trailokya please give full form of bc
rajan: Sir, What kind of diseases have hit the people in the hinalayan region
trailokyasaud: bc is black carbon generally it deposites on ice
Prof K K Sharma: Sudeepa because of the climatic changes the whole mountain ecosystem is under threat once if it is so the basic livelihood patterns are distrubed and people are force to migrate to new locations.
amit: mountain play any role in global warming?
sudeepa: What will be the long term impact of this on the population living there. Could you give any example that have forced people of mountain area to migrate?
Prof K K Sharma: Trilokya there are two ways to understand if the present rate of pollution continues for another decades mountains will become unsustainable and if we are able to mitigate pollution which is considered to be main reason for climatic change probably we see that in time to come mountains can be saved from the vulnerability
trailokyasaud: have you seen any remarkable change in himalaya due to climate change??
amit: Is there any agency to protact the biodivercity of mountains?
bish: hallo sir
dinesh: what types of changes will impact in Mountain region due to global warming?
Prof K K Sharma: Sudeepa, I have been monitoring climatic change and its impact in Himachal Pradesh where nearly 1900 villages have become abodened due to local scarecity of resouces which is considered to be a direct impact of change.
bish: is the size of himalaya increasing
amit:> what is the difference between weather and climate?
Prof K K Sharma: Dinesh, the global warming will change the upper air system which is closely associated with mountiain systems
Prof K K Sharma: Amit, day to day changes is called weather and long weather conditions is called climate
amit: what are the changeses in climate seen in mountain region?
Prof K K Sharma: Amit if you might have read about the plate tectonics then it is easy to understand that Euroasian plate from the north and Indian plate from the south collides together at a point which are known as himalyas. It is estimated there is 1 - 2 cm rise of himalyas every year
Prof K K Sharma: Amit, we don't directly see the climatic change but probably understand through the changes in ecosystem.
manav: What is the average global temperature now?
manav: sir please answer
Prof K K Sharma: Manav be more specific because it is not very right to analyse the climatic change on the basis of average global temperature but we work on the analysis how it is rising in the pesent context.
manav: What does the ozone hole have to do with climate change?
Prof K K Sharma: Manav, ozone hole would probably increase the ultraviolet rays which will directly have the impact on the climate on the earth.
manav: What can we do about global warming?
Prof K K Sharma: Manav there are many ways by which we can do for understanding and reducing the global warming it can began with your own small efforts at home and at regional, national and International level through various programmes and policies
rajan: Sir, what are the mechanisms to sustain these migration of people from the himalayan region? Is govt. working in these directions
manav: Can what happens in The Day After Tomorrow happen in real life?
Prof K K Sharma: Rajan, the best programme right away beside other programme is National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme - NREGA. It includes programmes for providing employment at the place of their residence in improving the econsystem through water management, soil management, wastland management, Agriculture development and infrastructure development. This programme is considered best to restrict people from where they belong.
rajan: what are the future potential to reduce these effects
Prof K K Sharma: Manav the whole global system is misterious and unpredicatable it is difficult to say what can happen tomorrow
rajan: what are the human security? how vulnerable we are in next ten years?
manav: What is "abrupt climate change?"
Prof K K Sharma: Rajan with the present environmental changes occuring in the next few years they continue with the same rate the very human survival is at big question in terms of food security, health issues,environmental issues, water scarcity, air pollution etc
Prof K K Sharma: Manav there is no abrupt climatic change but there is certainly abrupt weather anomalies
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