Climate change can have adverse effects in India. It was the Copenhagen Consensus Center’s Bjorn Lomborg who claimed that certain aspects of global warming may be responsible for adverse effects on agriculture, water supply and society. Ever since time immemorial, overpopulation, species loss, deforestation, declining energy resources all have combined together with greater force to be strong enough to change climate.
India is no exception to this and according to environmental experts climate change can affect agricultural production to a large extent and raise inter-state tensions over natural resources. This can be disastrous as decline in production will in turn reduce GDP. This climate change comes at a time when the nation is trying no stone unturned to balance between growth and development and hence this can be viewed as a disastrous omen.
With upcoming polls in India even this issue can be raised to gather support from masses. The Congress manifesto has a section on environment that do talk about renewable energy and water conservation but has nothing on climate change. Though the BJP manifesto is yet to come out, the PM candidate Narendra Modi has thrown light on this issue on public meetings. Now it’s the matter of time which party will take charge of the nation and tackle the upcoming danger.