Centre for Science and Environment


Glaciating the climate debate

The recent controversy on the IPCC report regarding Himalayan glaciers has been all over the media. Before dwelling on this matter further, it is important to recognize that it was a silly mistake on the part of the authors of the IPCC report (those who wrote and reviewed Chapter 10 of the Working Group II: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerabilities), to pick up a non-peer reviewed paper and quote it as a definitive finding. Silly still, they quoted a definitive year – 2035 – for the vanishing of the entire Himalayan glaciers.

Glaciers|Himalaya|Climate Change
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CSE takes on climate change
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Climate Equity|Story|Climate Change
Move over boys and girls, the men are here: the future of climate negotiations and why India wants the Accord

Somebody recently asked me why India supported the Copenhagen Accord. It is correct to say that the proposed accord has no meaningful targets for emission reduction from Annex 1 (industrialized countries). Global emissions will increase or reduce at best marginally.

Climate Change|COP 15|Copenhagen Accord|Story|Climate Change
Climate Change: Politics and Facts

 

This is a new book from Centre for Science and Environment that attempts to demystify the subject through a set of comprehensive and concise factsheets. A one-stop storehouse of information on climate change, as it is an aid towards understanding and appreciating the danger that stares us in the face.

Price: Rs 340.00 (USD 14)
Pages: 107

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Mean Sea Level

 

Around 7500 Kms from the heart of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] in Geneva or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] secretariat in Bonn, Ghoramara and Sagar islands are going through their own testimony of climate change related phenomena.

Format: DVD
Duration: 58:25 Minutes
Price: Rs 950.00 (USD 30)

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India should not support the Copenhagen Accord, says CSE

New Delhi, January 8, 2010: India should not sign and endorse the Copenhagen Agreement, says CSE. The Accord is an extremely weak document, which deliberately forgives industrialised countries’ historical responsibility for climate change and worse, is designed for meaningless and ineffective action to curb global warming.

Climate Agreements|Climate Equity|Story|Climate Change
India should not support the Copenhagen Accord, says CSE
  • Copenhagen Accord is weak, meaningless and fundamentally flawed. It will be bad for the fight against climate change and bad for India.

Climate Change|Press Release|Climate Change
2nd coalition of the willing: bad for climate and for us

Let me be straight: As the clock ticks to Copenhagen, how low is the world prepared to prostrate to get climate-renegade US on board? Is a bad deal in Copenhagen better than no deal?

Sunita Narain; Climate Change; Kyoto Protocol; Climate Agreements; Emission Targets; Developing Countries; Australia; United States Of America (US); India; China; Climate Mitigation|Story|Climate Change
Who’s afraid of 2°C?

The latest fuss about the 2°C global temperature target India apparently acceded to at the Major Economies Forum in L’Aquila, Italy, is important to unravel. The declaration by the world’s 20 biggest and most powerful countries recognized the scientific view that the increase in global average temperature above pre-industrial levels should not exceed 2°C. The statement was widely criticized in India as a sign we had ‘given in’ to pressure to take commitments, to cap our emissions.

Sunita Narain|Story|Climate Change
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