by Vishaal S Shah
on Oct 19th, 2007

Global Warming

Al GoreHow does it feel when you stick to your belief for 37 long years?

How does it really feel when you stand tall amongst people who choose to disbelieve you?

How does it feel when you refuse to give in even when every body else seems to have given up?

How does it actually feel to be persistent with your conviction when others ridicule and laugh?

Al Gore and Indian scientist Rajendra Pachauri felt just that and chose to stick to their conviction. Gore was one of the first politicians to grasp the seriousness of climate change and to call for a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases. He held the first congressional hearings on the subject in the late 1970s.

Earlier restricted to the learned few, Al Gore managed to bring the awareness of Global Warming to the masses.

On the other side of the globe, Indian scientist Rajendra Pachauri spearheaded the efforts to combat Global Warming. Pachauri chairs the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A strong believer in the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, the 67-year-old economist and engineer took over the job in 2002 amid controversy. Since his appointment, Pachauri, who is known for his diplomatic skills, has managed to forge a global consensus on one of the most debated issues in the world: climate change.

Today, as the world stands witness to their efforts, on 12th October 2007, Al Gore, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, headed by Rajendra K. Pachauri (Delhi, India) was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize – “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”.

Hats off to them! We, at PHI, passionate about our fight against Global Warming, take this opportunity to bow to those who contributed to the fight against Global Warming.

Related Links:

  1. The Inconvenient Truth
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