Developing countries are often found lacking when it comes to safeguards against the threat of global warming. An international team of scientists are currently busy developing an environmental observation system to help India, which may bear the brunt of the climate change.
Robert Twilley, who is the associate vice chancellor of research and economic development at LSU, has joined fellow scientists to work on the issue and their article is scheduled to appear in the April 13 issue of the Science journal.
India will require a long-term government policy to meet international accords like the Kyoto Protocol and this observation system would lay the foundation for that.
National observation systems are critical to provide the best scientific understanding of a changing earth system for prudent policy decisions that influence our health, our security and our sustainable economies. This is true in developed countries such as the U.S., and it’s true of developing countries such as India.
India has one of the densely populated coastal communities and the country has often witnessed tsunamis, monsoons and cyclones. The country’s burgeoning economy, coupled with population growth, is likely to give rise to greenhouse gas. If that becomes the case, the number and intensity of coastal disasters would further grow up if nothing is done to check that.