Shamal Shasang Kumar, Owais Ali Wani, Jarabala Radha Krishna, Nazir Hussain



Impact of Climate Change on Soil Health

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Extrapolating concentrations of carbon dioxide with the increasing global population is a major concern worldwide. With time, this natural greenhouse gas menaces natural phenomena, ultimately leading to increased temperature rates, which causes variations in climate and weather patterns. The current scenario of rapid climate change is directly associated with agriculture throughout the world, mainly in soil health which is a necessary tool towards sustainability of soil and ultimately soil health which presently has a profound impact on human health. With the ever-changing climatic conditions, modifications in the temperature, precipitation and increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are the three major driving forces which highly alter soil properties (physical, chemical, biological) and its process that includes; soil organic matter decomposition, nitrogen mineralization, nitrification and denitrification, nutrient acquisition, erosion, soil salinity and acidity. Within the soil as a dynamic entity, climate change can be mitigated to some extent through appropriate agricultural mitigation tactics such as conservative agrarian practices, which include conservation tillage operations, cover cropping and crop rotation, Biochar and through the incorporation of organics and amendments that in turn would enhance soil fertility, processes and ultimately soil health


Climate change, carbon dioxide, agriculture, soil health, mitigation


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Shamal Shasang Kumar, Owais Ali Wani, Jarabala Radha Krishna, Nazir Hussain. (2022) Impact of Climate Change on Soil Health. International Journal of Environmental Science, 7, 70-90


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