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Discussion on environmental issues for CSAT and UPSC prelims

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Environmental issues…………

Came across this site dealing with the topic….seemed to be quite relevant….please keep adding to this thread by posting relevant resources..

And specially, when environment continuously becoming a major part of prelims,mains and even interviews questions, this thread can be bookmarked as the resource pool of all the concerned information related to environment.

Kindly go through the "Climate Bulletin" part in the following stop destination for environment related news published in important dailies..
TERI website may also be referred to during the course of preparation..
TERI projects hold particular relevance…

In order, the most abundant greenhouse gases

In order, the most abundant greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere are:
water vapor
carbon dioxide
nitrous oxide
In addition to the main greenhouse gases listed above, other greenhouse gases include sulfur hexafluoride,
hydrofluorocarbons and
perfluorocarbons (see IPCC list of greenhouse gases).
Some greenhouse gases are not often listed. For example, nitrogen trifluoride has a high global warming potential (GWP) but is only present in very small quantities.

Carbon market

Kyoto provides for a ‘cap and trade’ system which imposes national caps on the emissions of annex I countries. On average, this cap requires countries to reduce their emissions by 5.2% below their 1990 baseline over the 2008 to 2012 period. Although these caps are national-level commitments, in practice, most countries will devolve their emissions targets to individual industrial entities, such as a power plant or paper factory.

Written by upsc aspirants

May 31st, 2011 at 7:11 pm