In looking ahead to the Paris climate summit meeting at the end of this month, NYT reporter Eduardo Porter writes about India’s dual challenge of addressing both economic development goals and climate change priorities.
Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.45.19 PMSpare a thought for poor India. India is home to 30 percent of the world’s poorest, those living on less than $1.90 a day. Of the 1.3 billion Indians, 304 million do not have access to electricity; 92 million have no access to safe drinking water. And India is going to be hammered by climate Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.49.48 PMchange. The livelihoods of 600 million Indians are threatened by the expected disruption of the southwest monsoon from July to September, which accounts for 70 percent of India’s rainfall. India’s rivers depend on the health of thousands of Himalayan glaciers at risk of melting because of a warming climate, while 150 million people are at risk from storm surges associated with rising sea levels….” The New York Times. Read it on

India Is Caught in a Climate Change Quandary