Tagged: climate

Meteorological Monograph On Monsoons By Indian Meteorological Department(IMD)

Indian Meteorological Department has released monograph on monsoons which contain scholarly articles on different aspects of monsoon by various top climatologists and researchers. It is an authentic source for everything on monsoon. Download links (PDF) are below the images. Download PDF: Monographs on Monsoons Volume-1 Download PDF:   Monograph On Monsoons Volume-2

Drought, Monsoon, and El Nino – Their Mutual Relationship In The Indian Context

Monsoon brings showers and cheers to India. If it fails, it is a disaster both for people and economy. This year all forecasts of good monsoon have been belied and government is preparing to combat drought. Thankfully we have enough food reserves to meet emergency requirements. Last year India produced record 252 million tonnes of foodgrains. Lot of it will...

Mysore Silently Hosts Global Meet Of Space Scientists

Mysore, beautiful palace city  in southern Karnataka is hosting an international meet of world’s top space scientists from 75 countries to discuss about the future of space exploration and research. It is being hosted by ISRO and the venue is serene Infosys campus. The event is called – Cospar-2012 or the Committee on Space Research, and the theme of the event...

Western Ghats: Challenges of Sustainable Development

(From PIB) Manish Desai* UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee inscribed the Western Ghats of India as a world heritage site on July 1. The tag came at the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in St Petersburg in Russia. Altogether 39 sites that dot the Western Ghats landscape will be part of the region that has been designated as World...

India (New Delhi) to Host the Second Intergovernmental Committee Meeting for Nagoya Protocol

NAGOYA PROTOCOL A Backgrounder on ICNP – 2 The Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ICNP-2) is being held in New Delhi from 2-6 July, 2012. The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is a new international treaty adopted under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in...

Rio+20 – Plenty of Empty Promises

Just concluded Rio+20 summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been labeled as failure of epic proportions by Greenpeace and this is not without reason. The final outcome document of the summit brought out by the heads of 190+ countries after lots of negotiations, named  “The Future We Want”  is high on series of R – words – Recognize(148), Reaffirm(59),...

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