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Climate change a major challenge in the world: ISRO chairman

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Climate change is a major issue which is impacting environment and economy and is a great challenge facing the world, ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar said today.

“Climatic change is no longer a scientific curiosity but a great challenge facing us as an environmental issue impacting economy, livelihood, health safety, agriculture, food production and many other dimensions,” Kumar said at the second convocation of Assam Kaziranga University here.

Shifting weather patterns threaten food production through increased unpredictability of precipitation, rising sea levels, contaminated coastal fresh water and reserves, and increase the risk of catastrophic flooding and a warming atmosphere, the space scientist said.

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