Prabir Purkayastha, December 12th, 2010
J. Thiagarajan, November 18,2013
As the next round of climate negotiations opens in the Polish capital of Warsaw, there is generally no expectation of any dramatic developments. This nineteenth Conference of Parties (COP 19) of the United Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) is not the deadline for any particular piece of negotiations to be finalised, finished or simply wound up. However despite the absence of such deadlines, there are a number of significant issues on the agenda. Of these the most important is the further steps in taking forward the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, that was announced at the climate negotiations at Durban, South Africa, two years ago.
Newsclick Production, October 12,2013
Newsclick talks to D. Raghunandan from Delhi Science Forum about the 5th assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that was released on 30th September 2013. Raghunandan highlights three major findings of the report. First, climate change is rapidly escalating and 95 per cent of climate change is human-induced. Second, sea level and sea temperatures are more reliable indicators of climate change than land surface temperatures. Third, despite number of several non-carbon dioxide climate change factors in the atmosphere such as methane and fluorocarbons, it is carbon dioxide which is the key determinant to climate change. Also, for the first time, the report talks in terms of carbon budgets or cumulative emissions instead of annual emissions of the countries.
Raghunandan also talks about the media campaign and controversies before the release of the climate change assessment report. He says that the “climate change deniers” who question science include Fox News and several extreme conservative news groups and think thanks around the world.
D.Raghunandan, October 4,2013
The season for the volume by volume publication of the much-awaited Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened last week with the releases on 27 September 2013 of the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of the Working Group I (WG1) Report, and the release on 30 September of the unedited version of the Report itself.
Newsclick Production, June 28, 2013
As rescue operations continue in Uttarakhand, Newsclick discusses with D. Raghunandan, President of All India People's Science Network, the reasons behind the huge scale of disaster in the Himalayan state. Raghunandan says that the increased number of habitations and multi-story buildings on the river bank were "disasters waiting to happen." Rescue measures are being carried out in big townships to evacuate pilgrims, while villages have been completely neglected. Raghunandan points out that the disaster we are seeing in Uttarakhand is not as much due to extreme weather conditions as it is due to poor civil administration, unplanned infrastructure and the absence of disaster preparedness.
D.Raghunandan, Newsclick, Dec. 23, 2011
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, Dec. 22, 2011
Meena Raman, Third World Network, August 13, 2011
As the United Nations climate change talks in Durban, famously called COP 17, approach, Newsclick speaks with Meena Raman, Third World Network, Malaysia, on where the world stands today and what to expect from Durban summit.
Newsclick Presentation, August 13, 2011
The debate around responsibility of the North and the South is still hot in the wake of climate change. Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), talks to Newsclick about sharing of finances and the larger politics involved.
Former Special Advisor to the United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change, Mukul Sanwal talks about the Cancun Summit on Climate Change.