‘We’ll have to start a campaign against the cold’: How we can fight the cold
Posted On July 28, 2021
The climate change-obsessed and the climate deniers in India are all looking to the next election in 2019 to turn the tide.
As a general rule, the two sides are far apart in terms of their political stances on climate change.
But there are some things that they both agree on.
The polar vortex is a real thing.
It was a phenomenon that caused global disruption and has now been blamed on human activity, with climate scientists saying it’s the greatest threat facing the planet.
India is a nation of climate scientists.
According to a report by the Centre for Science and Environment, India is the only country in the world that doesn’t have a climate department.
There are many climate scientists, scientists in the environment, who are keen on pushing for a strong position on climate.
In the past few years, India has become a hotbed for climate change denial.
Last year, the Supreme Court ordered that all scientific research papers be published in English.
“India is also among the countries with the highest number of deaths due to climate change,” said Dr Arundhati Joshi, the head of the Centre For Science and Environmental.
Many scientists believe that climate change is an issue that needs to be tackled at the global level.
Arundhav Grewal, who is a climate scientist at the University of Cambridge, told The Hindu: “India’s leaders have become more anti-science.
India’s scientific community is quite well respected.
They are trying to politicise the science and turn the climate change issue into a political issue.”
But Dr Grewalt said that in order to stop the spread of climate change, the world needs a strong policy on how to address the problem.
He said: “We have a very strong policy, which we have developed over the years.
It’s a very powerful policy, but it needs to evolve to address this global challenge.”
The most powerful climate change policy is the Paris Agreement.
India is part of the so-called ‘Pledges of Action’, a list of countries which pledge to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by 2050.
The agreement was signed in 2015, and aims to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the middle of the century.
India is not a party to the agreement, which was signed by the United States, China, India, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and the European Union.
But Dr Gawal said: ”We have the capacity to change the way that countries behave.
India has been part of this process for a long time.”
In 2017, India ratified the Paris climate agreement.
India ratified in 2018.
India signed the ‘Pulsar Protocol’ in 2019.
It was the second phase of the agreement which is aimed at curbing greenhouse gases emitted by fossil fuel and nuclear power plants, and to protect the planet from extreme weather events.