CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN KERALA-AN OVERVIEW. Dr.Roy Kunjappy Convenor, FANSA-Kerala Chapter/ Director CCHR Centre for Community Health Research (CCHR), Sadanathil bungalow, Vettikavala, Kottarakara ,
Dr.Roy KunjappyConvenor, FANSA-Kerala Chapter/ Director CCHR
Centre for Community Health Research (CCHR),
Sadanathil bungalow, Vettikavala, Kottarakara ,
Kollam ,Kerala; India. Tel: 91 474 2403358; Mob: 09847282833; E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://www.cchrindia.org
All-India annual mean, maximum and minimum temperature variations
Increase in maximum temperature of 1-3° C
during summer 2004 adversely affected thermo-sensitive crops like black pepper and cocoa in Kerala (Rao et al.,2008).
Until 1985, almost the entire catch of oil sardine was from the Malabar coast. In the last two decades, however, the catches from north beyond kerala are consistently increasing, contributing about 15% to the all-India oil sardine catch in the year 2006 (Vivekanandan et al., 2009).
The surface waters of the Indian seas are warming by 0.04oC per decade, and the warmer waters (27-28.5oC) is expanding to latitudes north of 14oN, enabling the oil sardine to extend their distributional range to northern latitudes (Maharashtra and Gujarat)
Coastal inundation (red in colour) map of Kochi region for a 1.0 m sea-level rise