GUWAHATI, Aug 17 - Stressing the need for immediate and effective measures to combat climate change and global warming, Dr Kumud Chandra Bhattacharyya, former director, North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) Meghalaya, today said that human beings have very little time in hand to strengthen the global response over the issue.
Delivering the foundation day lecture of the Guwahati Planetarium at a webinar today, Dr Bhattacharyya said concerted efforts are required to keep the global temperature rise of the century well below 2 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
The webinar on the topic �Astronomy for Climate Change Studies� was organised by Guwahati Planetarium in association with the Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers Association. The talk was part of the year-long silver jubilee celebration of the planetarium that had started on August 17, 2019.
Dr Bhattacharyya dwelt at length on setting in of ice age, possible impact of climate change on ice age and related information. He stressed the need for sincere implementation of the Paris Agreement in the next ten years. The Paris Agreement aims at bringing all nations together for a common cause to combat climate change and adapt to its effects. The lecture was followed by an interactive session.
Earlier, Kimnei Changsan, Director of Guwahati Planetarium, gave an overview of the 25 glorious years of the planetarium. The year-long silver jubilee celebration that culminated today, was marked by a number of competitions among children on various astronomy-related topics and a lecture series.
Noted educationist and president of Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers Association Dr Anil Kumar Goswami advocated massive afforestation together with the forest department to fight global warming.