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Global Climate Change: Indo-US Perspectives

Narottam Gaan (Author) Shesanjali Panda (Author) Arthur H. Westing (Foroward)

What has swirled the entire humanity along with the living non-human world to the gnawing apocalypse is the continuing persistence with the fossil fuel based development since the dawn of industrial revolution in West in 16th century resulting in devastating climate change with its wreaking of unmitigated havocs on earth due to unremitting emission of CO2 and other Green House gases to the atmosphere. Scientists are of the unanimous view that unless and until the emission of these dangerous gases is reduced to a stage that would keep the temperature of the earth at 1.50 Celsius at the preindustrial level, there is remote chance of survival on this planet. In tandem with this, is required the adaptive measures through science, innovative technology and indigenous knowledge to grapple with the vicissitudes of climate change. The world leaders under the aegis of United Nations taking seriously the findings of IPCC Reports have been meeting together since the Earth Summit in 1992 to hammer out a permanent solution to the contretemps unspooled with the signing of the historic Kyoto protocol in 1997 among the nations of the world and culminating in Paris Climate summit in 2015 which American president Trump outright reneged on its commitment driving the last nail into the coffin of climate change negotiations.

The present book is a critical narrative and analysis of the tumultuous path the global climate change negotiations have traversed since Kyoto protocol with US and India playing a pivotal role with their different stance and views in finally clinching at the Paris.

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About the author

Narottam Gaan

Narottam, Gaan, Ph.D. and D.Litt. has been teaching in political science in different colleges since 1978. Not being lured by the lucre of Allied Services (ICS) in 1983 he left the job to stay in the academic life. Publication of innumerable articles and papers in various journals in India and abroad, and five books including this stands as a testament to his scholarship and deep acquaintance with a wide ranging subjects. Privileged to visit Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia on an Austrian government scholarship, he attended many conferences and programmes abroad and awarded a Certificate of Achievement in International Studies from European University Centre for Peace Studies Stadtschlaining, Austria. His presnet post doctoral work on environment, security, development, peace and economic rethinking and various aspects of International Relation entities him to be one of the few celebrated scholars working in India. His next work, Environmental Issues and Challenges: A Critique on International Relation Theories, another feather in his cap of achievement, is demonstrative of his unceasing efforts and unflinching determination to scale the intellectual and academic heights. His new and unconventional ideas on a vast array of subjects ranging from national and international politics to humanity, environment, human rights, security, and development and getting coverage in the daily news papers and journals to the utmost appreciation of both the readers and the layman, show his deep sense of commitment to the subject and concerns with the critical problems plaguing the humanity at present and his being opened up to the inward traffic from other disciplines.

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Bibliographic information

Title Global Climate Change: Indo-US Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.06.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183249043, 9788183249041
length xvi+286p., Illustrations Black and White; 23cm.