The climate change and Indian connection

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.
It was sort of midle of the night and one of these art of living people called me up and “Veeru u know this GURUJI is nominated to the Nobel peace prize ?” I was like come on yaar gimme a break, It needs lot of lobbying and only goras get the chance not we Indians …
I know I sounded Sarcastic and racial and what not and As expected the Algore got it but it was not of much of dicappointment coz there was the cause a worth one and ofcourse there was an Institution that worked for it too and not to let me down a brown skinned wiered looking Indian whose name I have never heard also had taken the credit (iam not sure if it is worth mentioning but we Indians want to make the writing on everything look in three colours.)
The South Asian connection here is that the chairman of the IPCC is an Indian scientist named Rajendra K. Pachauri. In yesterday’s New York Times, reporter Mark Landler mentioned the possible winners for this year’s prize:

Among those hotly rumored as candidates are three climate-change evangelists: former Vice President Al Gore; Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Canadian Inuit who has warned of the threat to Arctic wildlife; and Rajendra K. Pachauri, an Indian scientist who leads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which assesses the risks of greenhouse gases for the United Nations.

Says Saja forum

Look at this Rediff exclusive

Not too many Indians are aware that at the heart of the global debate on climate change is an Indian. Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri is chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, established by the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme, to investigate global warming and its consequences for Earth.

This year’s IPCC reports have startled world leaders out of denial mode. No longer, it appears, can climate change be dismissed by policy-makers as a monstrous crank theory conceived by a renegade scientific community.

2 thoughts on “The climate change and Indian connection

  1. Lori

    Very nice, Veeru! I think you and I simultaneously posted very similar posts on the Nobel prize and global warming! Congratulations to the IPCC and the scientists that have worked diligently to make their findings heard!

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