UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Which of the following are not included in the adaptation process of climate change?
    1. Changes in social and environmental processes.
    2. Perceptions of climate risk.
    3. Practices and functions to reduce risk.
    4. Exploration of new opportunities to cope up with the changed environment.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  2, 3 and 4

    C)  1, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Adaptation occurs in physical, ecological and human systems. It involves the following, changes in social and environmental processes, perceptions of climate risk, practices and functions to reduce risk and exploration of new opportunities to cope up with the changed environment. Adaptation and mitigation are complementary to each other e.g. if mitigation measures are undertaken effectively, lesser will be the impacts to which we will need to adapt. Similarly, I adaptation measures (or the degree of preparedness) an strong, lesser might be the impacts associated with any given degree of climate change. The IPCC stressed in its Fount Assessment Report that there is a need to focus on bod adaptation and mitigation, seeing them as interconnected.

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