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Focus on farmers, climate change: APJ Abdul Kalam tells scientists

26 October 2012

LUCKNOW: Urging scientists to undertake research keeping in mind the interest of society, especially farmers, and climate change, former President APJ Abdul Kalam today called for greater participation in protecting the climate while pushing for ‘clean’ energy sources of solar, wind, bio-fuel, hydro-power and nuclear energy.

“Scientists should undertake research which serves the society while also keeping the environment in mind,” Kalam said. “Every year, 36 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide is released in the environment globally and in 60 years, as per World Energy Forum data, all fossil fuels, except coal, would be exhausted,” he said. Hence, we urgently require a portfolio of renewable energy, Kalam said, speaking at the 60th anniversary celebrations of National Botanical Research Institute — a lab under Delhi- based Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)……

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/focus-on-farmers-climate-change-apj-abdul-kalam-tells-scientists/1022240/

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Written by csirindia

October 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

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