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J Srinivasan

Boiling Point

Why should we worry about global warming

11.30 AM, Sunday 27 January 2013   |   Koshy's Chill Out

Should mitigation of global warming be a priority for India? Can there be abrupt climate change in the near future? How will the Indian monsoon change due to global warming? What is the role of diet in global warming? Is Bangalore warming due to local or global causes? How serious is the issue of sea level rise? Can we control global warming? What is the relation between air pollution and global warming?

So many questions, so few answers. Professor Srinivasan lays bare some home truths about Climate Change in India. Climate skeptic or true believer join the discussion on how our world is changing!

J Srinivasan

J.Srinivasan received his B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, his Master’s degree from State University of New York and his Phd from Stanford University. He was a faculty in mechanical engineering in IIT,Kanpur from 1975-82.He joined the Indian Institute of Science in 1982. He is at present Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change and Professor in Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He was a Senior Resident Research Associate at NASA, Langley from 1993 to 1995.

Professor Srinivasan was a lead author of the 2nd and 4th IPCC reports on Climate change and a review editor of 3rd IPCC report on Climate Change. He was the principal scientist of the Indo-French satellite mission Megha-Tropiques launched on 12th October 2011. He is the author of one book and has published more than a hundred research papers on thermal sciences, climate sciences and solar energy.