Mitigation and Adaptation of Climate Change: Dr. V Ramanathan

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Climate change being the greatest challenge before our generation, it is important that we rise above the bookish knowledge of our dynamic and ever-changing climatic conditions, and realize the urgent need to understand its anthropogenic roots. These include not only the industrial conflicts with nature but also point towards personal consumption patterns, which are taxing the resources of Planet Earth.

Prof V Ramanathan is the Director of the Centre for Atmospheric Science at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He has contributed to many areas of the atmospheric sciences and has been a part of major projects such as the Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) and the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE). He has received numerous awards including the 2009 Tyler prize, the Volvo Prize, the Zayed prize, the Rossby Medal and the Buys-Ballot Medal for pioneering studies in climate and environment. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy and the RoyalSwedish Academy of Sciences.
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