WATCHING THE devastating flooding of Western Europe and China over the previous week has been like watching a horror film, mentioned former industries minister and Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Prabhu on Thursday.
“At present’s local weather disaster has the urgency of a horror movie. Western Europe has seen the worst floods in centuries in addition to China with its ultra-modern infrastructure, which has additionally been submerged. In a scenario like this, we should realise that no person is protected and that it’s now not acceptable to say that local weather change is any individual else’s drawback,” he mentioned.
Prabhu was the keynote speaker at a local weather webinar collectively organised by Growth Alternate options, the Membership of Rome, Indian Nationwide Affiliation and Balipara Basis.
“Once we had been struck by the pandemic two years in the past, the nation from the place it originated might have felt that it’s a native drawback, nevertheless it swept swiftly internationally. Even then, a pandemic can nonetheless be regionally managed. However not local weather change as a result of all ecosystems are interlinked,’’ he mentioned, including that the world has already misplaced a lot of its biodiversity, whereas a big part faces extinction.
Calling on each governments in addition to civil society to behave on local weather change with urgency, Prabhu additionally mentioned it was time for corporates to step up motion. “All companies have been dealing with the brunt of local weather change, and that is prone to worsen… Corporates even have a duty for being huge emitters of inexperienced home gases. We have to conceptualise methods, expertise, entrepreneurship and new fashions to regulate GHGs and alter the vitality combine as properly,’’ he mentioned.