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India ranked fifth in the global list of national contribution to global warming

Published on April 04, 2023
Current Context: Researchers from Europe and the United States calculated the national contribution to warming due to greenhouse gases such as CO2, CH4 and N2O from the 1850s to 2021.
India ranked fifth in the global list of national contribution to global warming
  • Global warming causes climate change which poses a serious threat to life on Earth in the forms of widespread flooding and extreme weather. Changes to near-surface air temperatures will likely influence ecosystem functioning and thus the biodiversity of plants, animals, and other forms of life12. Climate change will also worsen a range of risks to infrastructure, health, agriculture, forestry, transportation, air and water quality3. Climate change has caused increased heat, drought, and insect outbreaks
  • The United States topped the list with a 0.28 °C (17.3%) rise in temperature. China ranked second with 0.20 °C (12.3 percent) of warming, Russia third at 0.10 °C (6.1 percent), Brazil fourth at 0.08 °C (4.9 percent) and India fifth at 0.08 °C (4.8 percent).
  • The other countries in the top 10 list are China, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Iran, Germany and South Korea.

Question:

Q.1 What is the rank of India among the top 10 contributors to warming? 
a. First 
b. Second 
c. Third 
d. Fifth
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