CHENNAI: Pattali Makkal Katchi Chief Minister hopeful and Dharmapuri MP Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has hailed the Paris Accord that has followed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks on December 12. The Accord will be a precursor to finally dealing with Climate Change effectively, according to Ramadoss.
“This move to prevent global warming, which started in 1992, has come to an end after 23 years,” said Ramadoss who went on to add that the usage of fossil fuels and the resultant increase in temperature has been the primary cause of extreme weather events that have plagued the globe recently. “It has been agreed to prevent the temperature increasing by 2 degree Celsius to 16 degree Celsius. If possible it has been agreed to halt the temperature rise at 15.5 degree Celsius. This is a historic agreement,” he said. However, how this target will be achieved is not yet clear, he noted. “There is no agreement on rich nations spending to control pollution in poor nations. These are some of the challenges. Therefore, the Paris Agreement is only the first step and more such agreements are needed,” said Ramadoss.