Orient BlackSwan and Kitab Khana invite you the book launch of The Politics of Climate Change and The Global Crisis by Praful Bidwai
Invitation to panel discussion on the occasion of the launch of the book The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis (1 Dec 2011, Bangalore)
Centre for Contemporary Studies invites you to a panel discussion on the occasion of the launch of a book by Praful Bidwai: "The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis | DATE & TIME: THURSDAY, December 1, 2011, 4 pm VENUE: Centre for contemporary studies, Indian Institute of Science, BANGALORE
Orient BlackSwan and Crossword invite you to the book launch at The Politics of Climate Change and The Global Crisis by Praful Bidwai.
As crucial climate talks begin in Durban, attention is focused on the likely role of the major country groupings. The outcome of the UN climate conference will be largely decided by the interplay of forces between the Basic (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) group formed two years ago, the EU, and the umbrella group of developed countries, led by the US and comprising Russia, Japan, Canada, Australia and others who oppose legally binding climate commitments.
Praful Bidwai lays bare the contours of climate politics as it has evolved over the past two decades at the international level as well as within India. While criticising the developed world for doing nothing to cut down emissions and relying on market- based mechanisms such as carbon trade to fulfil their climate responsibilities, the author finds India’s policy equally flawed as well.
A news report on the launch of Praful Bidwai's book, The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis
“I believe it is no longer possible for the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) to say we will never accept binding emission targets, now or in the future,” said Praful Bidwai, speaking at the launch of his book, The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging our Future.
The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future by Praful Bidwai, has just been published. The book launch function, with a panel discussion is being held in New Delhi on 25 November 2011.
Globally, a major antagonism is visible between capitalism and democracy. But the Indian elite and media continue to glorify capitalism, with all its sleaze. Their celebration of F1 is part of this.
India’s former President APJ Abdul Kalam brought himself no credit by visiting the Koodankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, and declaring it “100 percent safe”. The idea that any technology, especially a complex hazard-prone one like a nuclear power, is “100 percent safe” is patently unscientific. All technologies carry finite risks. The more complicated, energy-dense, and dependent on high-pressure high-temperature systems they are, the higher the risk.