ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND ASPECTV. Gopi Ranganath
Land provides the principal basis for human livelihoods and well-being including the supply of food, freshwater and multiple other ecosystem services, as well as biodiversity. Climate and climate change are strong drivers of biotic systems. The distribution and survival of many species being moderated by climate. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has staunchly and consistently advocated for States to take the issue of climate change seriously and expressed his view that this is a mega-trend that will compound others, such as food and water insecurity and competition over resources. In Samaj Parivartana Samudaya v State of Karnataka, (2013) 8 SCC 154., the Apex Court of India has held that the satellite imageries placed before the Court with regard to environmental damage and destruction has shocked the judicial conscience. There is now widespread scientific consensus that climate change is happening and that the warming of the earth's atmosphere is mainly attributable to human activity. In this Research Paper, the Author deliberates on various issues effecting environmental concerns with particular to global climate and various reasons that led to climate change.