chapter  12
12 Pages

Climate Change: Threat to Floriculture

ByAnil K. Singh, Anjana Sisodia

Abstract ................................................................................................. 220 12.1 Adverse Effect of Climate Change............................................. 220 12.2 Wide Spread Effects of Climate Change.................................... 222 12.3 Floriculture Scenario in India .................................................... 224 12.4 Future Strategies ........................................................................ 228 Keywords .............................................................................................. 229 References ............................................................................................. 229

ABSTRACT

Climate change is one of the most important global environmental challenges in the history of mankind. It is mainly caused by increasing concentration of Green House Gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. In 1980s, scientific evidences linking GHGs emission due to human activities causing global climate change, started to concern everybody. Climate change has become increasingly recognized as one of the greatest challenges to humankind and all other life on Earth. Worldwide changes in seasonal patterns, weather events, temperature ranges and other related phenomena have all been reported and attributed to global climate change. Numerous experts in a wide range of scientific disciplines have warned that the negative impacts of climate change will become much more intense and frequent in the future particularly if environmentally destructive human activities continue unabated. Climate change is causing noticeable effects on the life cycles and distributions of the world’s vegetation. Future effects of climate change are largely uncertain, but current evidence suggests that these phenomena are having an impact on various flowering plants and that there are some potential threats worthy of concern and discussion.