Impacts, Vulnerability and Risks

Snooze? Hibernate? Migrate? Hide like an Ostrich or simply sit like a Duck?

It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change, it has been said of the theory of Natural Selection.

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American Anti-Climax

My hybrid car, Toyota Prius, for last seven years is emitting nearly 50% less CO2 than average non-hybrid car.

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Resolution Made When Millennium Dawned:

  Where it stands and what next? The world leaders in year 2000, which heralded new millennium, made historic resolution like never before.

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(E)mission (Im)Possible…With(out) UN Platform.

18 November 2013- Super-typhoon Haiyan, after devastating the city in Central Philippines, entered northern Vietnam. At the same time negotiators and country delegates entered Warsaw in Central Poland for nineteenth   annual global meeting of United Nations on Climate Change-in UN jargon the meeting is called Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Framework on Climate Change [...]

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Throwing out of window

No Nonsense,cannot be torn and thrown out!

On Sept. 27, when India’s Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was in futuristic negotiations in Washington DC with President Obama, something unusual occurred in New Delhi.

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Game Changer Gas, Naturally

This is definitely poetic, for want of better narrative. Finally, Mother-Earth has come to rescue the humanity from the climate-cliff.

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India Reclaiming Global Leadership on Climate Change

A miniscule spot of light that I see at the end of two decades-long tunnel of climate negotiations. Amidst the crisis filled dark world –Syria, Finance, Terror, Quantitative Easing, loss of biodiversity, water, food , fossil fuels and so on

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Keeping ABOVE 26 degrees to help remaining BELOW 2 degrees

While leading the OzonAction programme of United Nations which helped more than 145 developing countries to implement the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer,

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Lesson In Chemistry

Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama- Lessons in Chemistry

Roll back, fast backward-exactly 23 years.  27th June of year 1990, I was in the audience listening to then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters located on the banks of river Thames in London.

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Seeds of actions on Climate Change : Is it now India’s moment?

Himalayan tragedy in the State of Uttarakhand and in neighboring area is stark reminder of what Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been informing us about the frequency, intensity and uncertainty of its timing of the extreme weather events.

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The New York Times: Invites My Opinion on IPCC Fifth Assessment

  It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most res


How resource scarcity is driving the third Industrial Revolution

Will shortages of energy, materials, food, and water put the brakes on global growth? Far from it.


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Energy Efficient low-GWP Room and Mobile Air-Conditioning

ASHRAE -Pune Chapter, IGSD , TERRE, and other organizations,  interacted and agreed to continue dia


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President Obama’s State of Union Address-2014

Top 10 quotes on environment : When our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did


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Renewables Shine even in Financial Crisis

Bucking the general financial trends, Renewables make their ‘hand prints’ . Inspiring .