Global warming a threat to Eastern Ghats: Rosaiah
By Express News Service - CHENNAI
31st July 2012 08:40 AM
Global warming is a cumulative threat not just to the world on the whole, but also to prized natural chains like the Eastern Ghats, said Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah.
Speaking at the inauguration of the third regional convention on Eastern Ghats, hosted by the SRM University here on Monday, he said, “The effects of global warming add a catastrophic threat towards a mass extinction of global biological diversity. We must remember that 25 per cent of the Eastern Ghats are in Tamil Nadu and a great amount of our State’s biodiversity, ethnic diversity, mineral wealth and catchment for watersheds lie in this region.”
Rosaiah went on to say that the extinction threat was estimated to be between 15 and 37 per cent by the year 2050.
“Some of the most significant and insidious threats to biodiversity and ecosystem processes include climate change, deforestation and urban development,” he said.
The convention was organised by Greens Alliance for Conservation of Eastern Ghats (GrACE), a Hyderabad-based NGO working for advocacy and promoting government policy.
“We hope that someday the Eastern Ghats will be accorded the same importance as the Western Ghats,” said Dilip Reddy from GrACE.
SRM Chancellor TR Pachamuthu urged the students to strive to achieve ecological balance through research and environmental work.
CV Shankar, Principal Secretary to the Department of Environment and Forests, Government of Tamil Nadu, was also present.
- The Woolwich 'beheading' is straight out of al-Qaeda's terror manual
- Not a drop of Cauvery for people on its banks
- Dalit discrimination 'forms' in colleges
- Marine turtles giving Kerala a miss
- New mango named Nirbhaya after gang-rape victim
- Shortage of essential TB drug heightens risk to patients, others
- Four years of UPA-II
- Nine years as PM: What will be Manmohan Singh's legacy?
- Names of UPA ministers will surface in IPL spot-fixing: Swamy
- Knowledge and faith
- CM can go his way: Ramesh Chennithala
- BrahMos missile test fired from Russian warship
- IPL ban, takeover of BCCI sought
- BSNL Ernakulam posts Rs 390-crore turnover
- Spot-fixing: CSK owner's relative under police scanner for Vindu connection
- IPL Eliminator: Brad Hodge helps Royals beat Sunrisers