TERI in the News

15 record(s) found in 'February 2007'

  • Global warming is man-made: Earth could be 6oC hotter by 2100: UN Panel

    3 February 2007| The Times of India

    The UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which groups 2500 scientists from more than 130 countries, released a landmark report predicting more droughts, heat waves, rains and a slow gain in sea levels that could last for more than 1000 years. The report put the probability of the link between human activity and global warming at more than 90%, against the 66 to 90% likelihood it had signaled in 2001. "Clearly we are endangering all species on earth, we are endangering the future of the human race," IPCC chairman Dr R K Pachauri said.

  • Hungry sea may swallow Sundarbans by 2100

    3 February 2007| Hindustan Times

    The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), in its latest assessment report, has pointed to increased global air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising sea levels. Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC, said that the IPCC findings should send a message to countries like India that climate change is largely because of human activity. "The impact will be more visible in Sunderbans in the coming years and in the glaciers," Dr Pachauri said.

  • Climate report says India vulnerable, but is Delhi listening?

    3 February 2007| The Indian Express

    The findings of the IPCC report show that India may need to engage with the issue of climate change more closely than it has done in the past "This report shows climate change is real and India is vulnerable. The country has to strengthen its knowledge on the implications of these findings and change its attitude towards the issue," said Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of IPCC, speaking after the release of the report.

  • Humans responsible for global warming

    2 February 2007| The Asian Age

    A study of 2,500 scientists from across 130 countries, including India, highlighting how badly eco-system has been affected by global warming, will be released by United Nation's agency Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Chairman of IPCC, Dr R.K. Pachauri, said that there are a lot of signs and evidence in this report, which clearly establish not only the fact that climate change is taking place, but also that it really is human activity that is influencing that change. He further said that the report will shock people and governments into taking more serious action.

  • Global warning (editorial)

    1 February 2007| Hindustan Times

    From all accounts, there will not be any major surprises in the first phase of the report prepared by the IPCC headed by Director-General of TERI, Dr R K Pachauri. If anything, it seems to have filled in many blanks that were left in the previous IPCC study in 2001, such as anomalies between temperatures measured by satellites or at the planet's surface, or how far tiny, glinting particles of air pollution reflect sunlight back into space. Otherwise the report draws on research done by 2,500 scientists from more than 130 countries to describe a planet sweating under the influence of greenhouse gases that trap the sun's energy, and reiterates what climate scientists have said all along: human activities are to blame for warming the planet over the past 50 years.