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Indian forests may be able to withstand climate change better than feared

Updated : May 30, 2019 08:37 AM IST

New research indicates that most forests in India are highly resilient to impacts of climate change on rainfall.
Wetter forests in India are resilient to large rainfall changes, while forests in drier landscapes, such as the Deccan peninsular region, are most vulnerable to significant climate change.
Despite their resilience and contrary to government claims, forest cover continues to decline in extent and quality in India, due to human activities.
Indian forests may be able to withstand climate change better than feared

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