04-FEB-2020: National Conference on Impact of Climate Change held at AMU
Aligarh, February 4: The inaugural function of the National Conference on "Impact of Climate Change on Food, Water and Health: Issues and Challenges", held at department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University on 1st February 2020. A large number of participants from different parts of India attended the conference.
The Chief Guest on the occasion, Prof SK Dash (President, Indian Meteorological Society and Council Member, WMO), emphasized on climate modeling and simulations regarding future planning for adaptation and mitigation of climate change both at global and regional level.
In his keynote address Prof Milap C Sharma (an eminent scholar CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University), showed concern about the melting of snow-capped areas of mountain and the global warming caused by human-induced activities. He also talked about the of sea-level rise but the out-break of deadly viruses like Corona, Ebola, Zika due to microbial activities over the exposed fossil, fauna accelerating the emission of carbon dioxide, methane into the atmosphere, disturbing the ecological balance .
Prof Qazi Mazhar Ali(Dean, Faculty of Science), in his Presidential address, elaborated optimization of resources through mechanism of conservation of existing resources like water, land and energy. He said this is the only means through which the impact of climate change on human beings can be minimized for better and healthy environment.
Prof Ateeque Ahmad (Chairperson and convener of the conference), in his welcome address narrated the philosophical outlook of climate change and its impact on food, water and health. He stressed that the climate change are human induced activities for the sake of sustainability and liberal economic policies that contributed a lot in the emission of Carbon Dioxide and Green House Gases in the atmosphere affecting the ecological balance .While formulating any policies, we should think about the climate justice and climate resilient activities for the sake healthy, he added.
During the inaugural function, Souvenir, Journal (The Geographer) and three books (Basic Principles in Remote Sensing; Mechanistic Approach in QGIS for Geospatial Planning and Principles of Geomorphology) were also released.
Prof Nizamuddin Khan (Department of Geography) proposed the vote of thanks and Dr Rashid Aziz Faridi (Department of Geography) conducted the programme.
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