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Awareness about Climate change among Students of Higher Education in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Education, Pondicherry University, Paducherry, India

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 5-13, June,1 (2016)

Abstract

Ecosystem in the past with abundant green infrastructure and natural environment was the key to the healthy lifestyles of many people, which is envy to today’s modern and polluted living spaces. Most of the urban areas in many parts of the world are polluted beyond the capability of the cities to sustain the human life. People started citing natural, greener and pollution free environment is beyond the today’s living areas especially cities, despite the fact that we are part of the environment. In the process of economic development, coupled with emergence of irreversible globalization, vested interests –city planning authorities, bureaucrats, politicians, businesses etc. continue to cause irreversible damage to the environment. Mindless alteration to the natural environment and an approach without visionary policies towards sustainable development, all living beings continue to experience hardships from the environment in the form of disasters, varied in their magnitude. Therefore, awareness among the people can mitigate the environment to some extent. Hence, this study on awareness level on the environment among the students of higher education in the city of Pondicherry was conducted. Results show reasonable understanding and awareness levels among the students from various economic strata. However, author cites extraneous reasons make public irresponsible towards the environment.

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