Geo-hazards and Sustainable Development under climate change scenario
The Earth is regarded as the most dynamic and lively planet of the universe, conspicuously associated with active tectonics, intricate seismogenesis, violent volcanism, spreading ridge, significant sea-level rise, and continuous mountain building processes. There is a series of recent studies showing a varying degree of geo-hazards in different tectonic blocks under climate change scenario, which poses a serious threat to the lives of both flora and faunas that jeopardize the concept of sustainable development of the regions located in the hotspots of almost all natural disasters (e.g., earthquake; tsunamis; landslides; volcanoes; avalanches; floods; GLOF) triggered by primary and secondary geological and geophysical processes. The disaster scenario of the dynamic earth can be witnessed by analyzing recent major to great earthquakes (Mw 7.5, Mw 9.5), including the 2015 Nepal earthquake (Mw 7.9) that rocked different parts of the world, causing unimaginative damages to both property and people. There is a need of a common consensus among geoscientists to adopt comprehensive and integrated geo-scientific studies using the available state - of - the - art techniques to address this challenging issue how to make the hazardous regions disaster risk resilient, and how to mitigate geological and the climate change induced disasters. In this proposed full session, multi-disciplinary geo-scientific research presentations are being invited to undertake a wide range of discussions on dynamics of the earth processes and related to the geological and geo-hydro-meteorological hazards having direct impacts on the sustainable development and growth of the region under study.
O P Mishra and R K Mall