RK Pachauri

Looming expectation of chaos at next G20 meet

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The visible sidelining of the US and trying to accommodate President Donald Trump’s preference of fossil fuel may be rendering the group of twenty pretty useless This year’s G20 Summit held in Hamburg, Germany, exhibited something distinctly different from previous sessions. First, it was apparent to all that the US, with...

Forging new relations with Kazakhstan

Friday, 30 Jun 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The opening up of relations will have substantial benefits for India to expand its cultural, political and economic linkages with Central Asian region. Efforts must be made to harness the potential Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been extremely active in travelling to various countries round the world with which India either...

Trump’s fake news spin on Paris climate deal

Friday, 16 Jun 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The US President has erred heavily in pulling his country out of an international pact to contain greenhouse gas emissions. Worse, he has used wrong arguments US President Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris agreement, a decision which was widely anticipated. This move is...

Harnessing technology for sustainable growth

Friday, 02 Jun 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

With growing disparities between rich and poor, India needs to evolve science and technology strategies for rural areas, which provide new and smart choices for the most deprived sections of society Innovation and infusion of technological change have historically been major drivers of development and increase in human welfare. In the...

Downplaying climate change is dangerous

Friday, 19 May 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Governments the world over appear to be influenced by the unhealthy interference of vested interests, and take positions not on facts but for short-term gains There is now a growing resolve across the world to deal with the challenge of climate change, even though action thus far has been inadequate and...

Earth Day is for action and not for lip service

Friday, 05 May 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The Trump regime needs to remember the efforts put in by people like Senator Gaylord Nelson and his successors, before dismissing a worldwide threat as a mere hoax It was the vision, commitment and initiative of a remarkable political leader in the US, Senator Gaylord Nelson, which led to the institution...

Ignoring refugee crisis at one’s own peril

Friday, 21 Apr 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The number of lives affected on account of displacement as a result of violence and extreme events, and now increasingly climate change, would perhaps equal those who suffer large-scale war impacts World Refugee Day will be observed on June 20 this year, and it would take place against the backdrop of...

A wall without brick and mortar will be expensive

Friday, 07 Apr 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Whatever the US wall of concrete may achieve, the cost of alienation of Mexican hearts and minds may prove inestimable, and the prospect of altering partnerships, forged for new investments, can then prove impossible Ever since US President Donald Trump’s election campaign, when he came up with the threat of constructing...

More renewables, and carbon tax, needed

Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Climate sceptics, who follow the strategy of creating doubt in the minds of the public to stall action for reducing emissions of GHGs, need to be asked: What if the scientific community of the world is right? The International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that for the third year in succession,...

Threat is real, response surreal, self-destructive

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Given that the political leadership of big powers continues to display massive myopia on nuclear arsenal, the “wise citizens must step forward and lead the way”, as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has advised Scientists have, in recent years, been concerned about comets hitting the Earth and causing large-scale destruction of...


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