New Delhi, June 5 ANI | 1 year ago

The fourth assessment report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has indicated that the frequency of hot days increasing in the past century.

It also says that thre is a corresponding increase in deaths due to heat stress.

According to the report, the ice-mass in the Hindukush region has decreased in the last two decades.

A warmer climate, precipitation decline and droughts in most delta regions of India, have resulted in the drying up of wetlands and severe degradation of eco-systems.

The report anticipates extreme weather events in the future, says a release of the Ananta Aspen Centre on the occasion of World Environment Day.

The report calls for the planting of more trees, preserving of green spaces, less use of plastic and other non-bio-degradable materials, conserving electricity, greater use of public transport, judicious use of water, and encouraging others to be catalysts of change.

(Posted on 05-06-2014)

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