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Online collection India expects a strong agreement at December's United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen for several reasons. First, the country is very vulnerable to the effects of climate change, both those projected to occur within its own territory and those in neighbouring countries. Bangladesh, for instance, with a population of 160...

In meeting after meeting in the international arena, Indian delegates have supported the stand of their government, articulated brilliantly in 1992 during the Rio Conference, that the developed countries are historically responsible for emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), which have put planet earth at peril.It is this historical degradation of...

This December representatives from around the world will meet in Copenhagen under U.N. auspices to hammer out a new agreement for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and taking other measures to tackle climate change. The deal is expected to include a commitment by developed countries to pay for measures in developing states to adapt to the impact...

The initial failure of the monsoon in large parts of India, and the subsequent floods in the South, are seriously affecting production of our major crops. Sugarcane is expected to decline by nearly 30 per cent in Maharashtra. Incomes of small rain-fed farms in semi-arid Andhra Pradesh could decline by 20 per cent under harsher climate, forcing...

In a recent conference in Istanbul, a delegate expressed wondrous surprise that her three year-old daughter displayed concern for water conservation while brushing her teeth. She said that she would not expect such behaviour from older children or indeed adults. Her wonder would come as a surprise to most in the poorer countries of the world where...

The Awakening, a science fiction novel by Risto Isomaki published in the late 1990 had a very interesting storyline. In it, the West Siberian permafrost and offshore methane hydrate deposits started to melt, releasing huge quantities of methane into the air. And soon, people started to suffocate to death when the atmosphere became too poisonous...