Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
1) As an issue, land degradation of land is much more complex than it appears. Explain in context of its relationship with climate change.(250 words)
Why this question:
Land degradation is happening at an alarming pace and is affecting regions inhabited by over one-third of the global population. This phenomenon contributes to a dramatic decline in the productivity of croplands and rangelands worldwide. Thus it is important from exam point of view to analyse the concept in detail.
Key demand of the question:
One has to discuss the issue of land degradation, in what way it is a complex process and what are its relations with climate change.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
First define what you understand by land degradation.
One has to emphasize on the fact that Land is both an issue and a solution to global warming and the fact is that the relationship between land and climate change is becoming increasingly complex.
Explain in detail the land-climate link. Quote data and reports to justify your stand. Discuss the complexities and challenges and suggest solutions to the same.
Conclude with way forward.