Adopt strategies to manage climate change

Tuticorin: The students and the young talents should study the ground realities and make use of the resources in a wise manner to find the impact of climate change.

Concerned:S. Samuel Asir Raj, Associate Professor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, addressing a seminar in Tuticorin— Photo: N. Rajesh

The student community, teaching community and industrial fraternity should find ways and means to adopt suitable strategies for managing the threat of climate change, S. Samuel Asir Raj, Associate Professor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, said here on Tuesday.

Dr. Samuel was addressing the students at a session organised by Confederation of Indian Industry, Tuticorin Chapter on “Global Climate Change – What you can do.”

“The global climate and sea remains a tool for teaching the society and people about the values of culture. The sea wind has constantly influenced the Tamil culture. Our country is blessed abundantly with natural resources of different varieties of trees and plants with medicinal values. All measures have to be taken to protect the bio diversity. Many foreign countries envy us,” he added.

The major cause of climate change was carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas variations.

“Since the eighties have served as reminders that climate change is a global problem, the most dramatic change has been in the temperature with measurement records suggesting that warming had risen by 0.3 to 0.6 degree centigrade,” he said while referring to the some of the impacts of climate change including volcanic eruptions, solar variations, orbital variations and land use changes.

Climate change might result from both natural and human causes.

The importance of human causes had been increasing during the past few centuries, Dr. Samuel said.

R. Edwin Samuel, Chairman, CII, Tuticorin, said that “unless the government adopts the strategy of clean energy, the threat of climate change will be on the rise. The burning of fossil fuels is one of the major causes of climate change,” Mr. Edwin Samuel said.

J.P. Joe Villavarayar, Vice Chairman, CII, Tuticorin, also spoke.

Students of management studies from various engineering colleges and members of CII attended.

From THE HINDU

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