Transition in Monsoon occurs within 25 years! Burns et al. (2003) Science 301: 1365-1367 Socotra Island (12°30’ N 54°E) Indian Ocean cave stalagmite proxy for monsoonal precipitation Greenland ice core proxy for local temperature
The Himalayan Dilemma: Reconciling Development and Conservation by Ives and Messerli 1989 “The impacts of climate change are superimposed on a variety of other environmental and social stresses, many already recognized as severe”
Global Warming is a symptom of a much larger problem The degradation of the quality of air,water and soil
Among the 15 most polluted cities in the world 12 are in Asia Air Pollution
In 2007, Miller et al. found that an increased relative risk of 1.76 for death from cardiovascular disease for every increase of 10 μg per cubic meter in the mean concentration of particles below 2.5 micron
Global warming is the mother of all environmental scares Global warming dwarfs all the environmental and safety scares of our time put together. Warming,……. is capable of realizing the environmentalist’s dream of an egalitarian society based on rejection of economic growth in favor of a smaller population’s eating lower on the food chain, consuming a lot less, and sharing a much lower level of resources much more equally Aaron Wildavsky
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