he book covers different aspects relating to greenhouse effect, global warming, climate change, ozone layer and the solutions for reversing the effects of greenhouses gas emissions. In recent times, at global level, there is a lot of concern about the excessive use of energy resources and the environmental problems arising out of it. Keeping in view the present situation of environmental problems due to greenhouse gas emissions, an attempt is made to focus on these issues in order to make all the readers to understand our present state of lifestyles and to make them realize to take remedial measures by changing our life styles as far as possible in the cause of reducing the effects of global warming and climate change. This book is important for all students, researchers and teachers of biology and environmental sciences subjects at various levels to understand the subject content and take possibles corrective measures for restoring the environment to livable level. A number of innovative ideas have been incorporated into the subject and these ideas need special attention in view of the rapid consumption of energy resources without any thought for their sustainability to sustain humanity.
Dr. Aluri Jacob Solomon raju
Dr. Aluri Jacob Solomon Raju is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science at Andhra University. He was the visiting Professor of University of Colima, Maxico. He was a scientistÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ pool officer (CSIR, New Delhi) from 1991 to 1994. He obtained his M.Sc. Botany in 1983 and PhD in 1987 from Andhra University, Visakhapattanam. He did his post-doctoral research during 1989 to 1991 from the University of Akron, Ohio, USA. He has published more then 250 research papers and has participated and prasemted his papers at 50 National and 20 International conferences held in India and abroad.
1. The Greenhouse Effect -- Pg. 1-41 Contributors to Greenhouse Effect Carbon Dioxide Methane Nitrous Oxide Flourinated Gases Green Revolution and Greenhouse Gases Lifestyles and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases Deforestation Hydroelectric Dams Coal Power Plants Fuel Wood Combustion Cremation of the Dead Urbanization and Industrialization Montreal Protocol Kyoto Protocol 2.Global Warming -- Pg. 43-91 Food Production Food Security in India Air Pollution Wildfire Oceans and Sea Level Rise Glacial Red Alert Coastal Ecosystems in India Abnormal Rainfall Patterns Forecast in India Threat to Alpine Region In Europe from Global Warming Polar ice Shelf Breaks Free Asia and the Challenge of Global Warming India and the Challenge of Global Warming Human Health Virulence of Mosquito Borne Diseases Malaria Dengue Fever Chikungunya Japanese Encephalitis Yellow Fever Bird Flu Rise in Water Temperature and emergence of Heat Loving Amoeba African Dust Clouds Bear Infections Increase in Insect Numbers and other animals due to Warming Phytoplanktons Respond by scaling down Productivity Collapse of Ecosystems Global Warming Ozone Depletion Phenology Air Borne Pollen Energy Crisis 3.Climate Change -- Pg. 93-124 Climate Sensitive Diseases Air Quality Agricultural and Food Supply Ecosystems and Biodiversity Coastal Zones and Sea Level Rise Energy Production Public Lands, Recreational Opportunities and natural Resources Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Hydrologic Cycle Atmospheric/ Oceanic Circulation Food Security Economics of Climate Change 4. Ozone Layer -- Pg. 125-145 Exosphere Lonosphere Thermosphere Mesosphere Stratosphere Troposphere Ultraviolet Radiation Human Health Effects of UV-B Light Ozone Ozone Cycle Ozone Hole International Controls On Ozone Depletion Substances 5. Energy Problems-Solutions-Sustainability of Human -- Pg. 147-184 Energy Efficiency and Options Biodiesel Electricity Ethanol Hydrogen Methanol Natural Gas Propane Compressed Natural Gas Biobutanol Bio gas Biomass to Liquids Coal to Liquids Gas to Liquids Clean Coal Carbon Credits Urban Land Use Changes Change the Diet of Ruminants to cut Methane Emissions Rooftop Gardens Planting Trees to Combat Climate Change Dealing With Collapsing Ecosystems Dealing With Coastal Areas Dealing With Agricultural and Forestry Dealing with Non- Carbon Dioxide Emissions Climate Change Versus Humanity Doomsday Seed Vault to save Humanity References -- Pg. 185-191 Index -- Pg. 193-197