NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "The Science of Climate Change" by J Srinivasan, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 0930 hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion

(As part of the NIAS-DST Training Programme on

“Science for Progress in India: Focus on Sustainability”)


“The Science of Climate Change”



J Srinivasan

Distinguished Scientist, Divecha Centre for Climate Change 


Chairperson: Shivali Tukdeo, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, NIAS


24th January 2018, 9.30 am, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS


Abstract:  The topic of climate change is very important because it is one of our most challenging problems in this century. Climate change is a global problem and hence demands cooperation from all the countries of the world and that is not easy. There is a lot of confusion about climate change because it can occur both due to natural and human-induced causes. To differentiate between them is not easy. During most of the 20th century both causes were important. In the first two decades of the 21st century that the human influence is beginning to dominate In this lecture, I will provide an overview of the climate change that occurred in the past and how human beings influenced the earth’s climate in the 20th century and how human beings will influence climate in the future.

About the Speaker: J.Srinivasan received his B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian  Institute of Technology, Madras and his Master’s degree from  State University of  New York and his Phd from Stanford University.  He joined the Indian Institute of Science in 1982. He is at present Honorary Professor in Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.  He was a Senior Resident Research Associate at NASA, Langley from 1993 to 1995. His areas of research are climate science and solar energy. He was a lead author of the 2nd and 4th IPCC reports on Climate change and a review editor of 3rd IPCC report on Climate Change. He was the principal investigator of the Indo-French satellite mission Megha-Tropiques that was launched on 12th October 2011 to study the dynamics of tropical convective systems.


All are cordially invited

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For further info, please contact Sangeetha Menon [ or] Coordinator of NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meetings

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018