ESSIC / AOSC Professor Raghu Murtugudde provided comments for a recent article posted on the Tech Explorist web site titled, “Double whammy of groundwater in India- Decrease in reserve and increasing carbon emissions.”
The article discusses new findings that groundwater extraction in India is responsible for 2-7% of the country’s annual estimated carbon dioxide emissions.
Murtugudde noted that every human activity has multiple impacts and can have unintended consequences. He also comments on other detrimental impacts of groundwater extraction, such as fluoride and arsenic increases due to deeper mining.
Raghu Murtugudde is an ESSIC / AOSC scientist and professor as well as an affiliate professor for the Geology department at University of Maryland, College Park. He works primarily in climate studies, exploring the co-evolution of life and climate and what it means for sustainability. He also writes a blog hosted on the ESSIC website.
To read the article, click here: “Double whammy of groundwater in India- Decrease in reserve and increasing carbon emissions”.