Against the backdrop of concerns that climate change due to Green House Gas effect could hit rice production in India, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) today said it was collaborating with Indian scientists to address the problem by trying to create a hybrid variety that can withstand global warming. This was conveyed by IRRI director general Mr Robert Zeigler to President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam who visited a field in the IRRI complex. [ more ]
The effect of global warming is not the problem, global warming is the problem. We will be producing hybrid rice but are we going to tackle all the resulting problems individually. India is doing its part, with carbon credits being a great incentive. But with our economy only going one direction, we must take care that the environment is NOT further ravaged.
I think the pollution should be a matter of Global concern, so that this thing don't happen again and again. A serious Global task force, not heavily dependent on the USA.