The Climate Change summit is crucial to save the Earth from the crippling pollution, and other waste material, plus deforestation created by man through industrial activity that are altering the planet in unforeseen ways and may cause untold human suffering in the near future with worst case scenario prophesies famines, floods, cities like Mumbai, New York going underwater as sea levels rise, toxic air and worse. Torrential rains the heaviest in a decade are pounding southern states Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh fitting the larger picture of climate change as predicted by Indian scientists as well as global climate change reports.
Several effects of global warming, including steady sea level rise, increased cyclonic activity, and changes in ambient temperature and precipitation patterns, have affected the subcontinent. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Paris to attend the crucial climate change conference to steer a historic and legally binding deal to cut emissions globally. He inaugurated the Indian pavilion at the climate change summit and addressed leaders and delegates from across the world at the summit. He also launched the India-mooted International Solar Alliance with French President Francois Hollande.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said India would fulfil all its responsibilities with regard to climate change as he met U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris. He also mentioned India’s ambitious target of producing 175 GW of renewable energy, later joined the leaders of 19 other countries including the US and China for “Mission Innovation”, under which, the governments are committed to double public investment in basic energy research over the next five years.
Prime Minister Modi told the global climate summit that advanced nations, which have a larger carbon footprint, should take the lead in addressing the climate change issue. Democratic India, he said, “needs to grow”. The 21st session of the Conference of Parties or COP21 in Paris aims to forge an elusive agreement to curb global warming by limiting the emission of greenhouse gases.
Earlier this week in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said it is the responsibility of all to ensure that the Earth’s temperature does not rise as global warming is already creating disasters like recent heavy rainfall in Chennai. He asked all people to adopt energy conservation and energy efficiency measures like the maximum use of solar-powered items.
It is indeed a scary scenario from which we need to wake up â€¦ now scientists say even a 2 degrees Celsius rise in global temperature will mean faster melting of glaciers and polar ice caps and a corresponding rise in sea level that will gobble up land. Droughts will be longer and more frequent, and shortage of drinking water will become more acute. Global warming has started since the mid-19th Century, when industrial-scale emissions began. The only solution is to cut emissions !.