'Humans main culprit creating climate change phenomena'
Technology alone cannot address the problem until degradation of the natural environment is protected and preserved, Nisha Mendiratta, adviser/scientist “G”, Department of Science and Technology said.
Updated on 29 Dec 2021, 9:34 pm
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Stating that humans are one of the main culprits creating climate change phenomena, Nisha Mendiratta, adviser/scientist “G”, Department of Science and Technology (DST), government of India on Wednesday said that this problem cannot be address successfully until the society realises how they are impacted on damaging the environment.
Addressing the webinar on State Level Media Fellowship Recipients on Climate Change Reporting-II, Nisha said that there is no ambiguity about human induced climate change taking place across the globe in terms of global warming, rising sea level and increased in extreme climatic events. The magnitude of global warming over India is somewhat moderate but the impact is so intense due to its high population density and persistent poverty, the scientist added.
She further said that the role of every individual is very significant to mitigate this issue. Technology alone cannot address the problem until degradation of the natural environment is protected and preserved.
Besides this, dependence on fossil fuel needs to be reduced as increase of carbon emission causes global warming, Nisha said.
In the recently concluded CoP 26 held at Glasgow, PM Narendra Modi had declared five commitments called “panchamrit” to be fulfilled by the country to fight climate change. The commitments included reduction of emission level to zero by 2070 and for this, various initiatives have been taken up under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and some other related departments, she added.
She also mentioned that DST has started Pan India Vulnerability Assessment to arrive at a comparable vulnerability profile for the entire country. Such assessment will also be carried out in Manipur soon based on ten indicators.
The programme was organised by Manipur State Climate Change Cell, directorate of Environment and Climate Change in association with Media Working Group on Climate Change (MWGCC), Media Resource Centre, Manipur.
The programme was also attended by joint director, directorate of Environment and Climate Change, T Brajakumar; media advisor to chief minister, Manipur, Irengbam Arun’ president, Editors Guild Manipur, Khogendra Khomdram; editor, FPSJ Review of Arts and Politics, Pradip Phanjoubam, senior journalist, Sobhapati Samom and senior journalist and honorary member of ICCA (Indigenous Territories and Community Conserved Areas) Consortium, Salam Rajesh.