Thursday, June 21, 2012

6pm, Massive showers over most parts of East India... 

RT @vasuphani: @weatherofindia Yeah..It is #Pallavaram #Chennai.. The rain has stopped 
RT @premspk89: Superb #climate @ #Chennai (6:58pm)
#chennai - heavy rains almost over W,S-W suburbs, 6:42pm
#chennai - 6:35pm, a strong shower is approaching city from West.. S-W suburbs are in firing line.
RT @vasuphani: @weatherofindia Raining in some parts of #Chennai whereas other parts are still in a dry condition.. (6pm)
#chennai - 4:30pm, Sea breeze can be seen upto a height og 0.6km Above sea level and Good cloud formations continue. No rain yet!
As monsoon is getting weak along Kerala & Karnataka coast .. #chennai may not get showers from tomorrow till 25/26-Jun

#Bangalore can expect localized sharp showers (or) T.showers after 4pm everyday from Today till June end.

Vertical velocity along N.Tamilnadu, S.Karnataka & S.Andhra is going to be on higher side till 23-Jun, showers expected.

#chennai - 3:40pm, having good sea breeze upto 0.3km above sea level and preliminary T-cell formations seen now!
Arabian sea monsoon will pick-up again from 25/26-Jun ..

#Mumbai to get Rain again from 25/26-Jun...

Today, N.Arabian sea is having a weak circulation at medium & upper levels... expected to move towards Maharastra coast after 25-Jun
RT @prajjwalitah: @shanbhagsheetal @weatherofindia its so sunny now at arekere (3:16pm)

RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia in #Delhi today! Temp is 38 degree but feels like 45 degree. Extremely hot and dry! (3:22pm)
RT @shanbhagsheetal: @weatherofindia #Bangalore #weather outside my apartment in #BannerghattaRoad (3:06pm)
RT @shanbhagsheetal: @weatherofindia #Bangalore has breezy weather, generally cloudy sky with max temp. 29 C at 2:30pm...Pleasant weather!
1:30pm, Heavy rain started again over Bengal, Jharkand, Odisha and S.Bihar as the circulation moves inland..

RT @sanjeevvyas: Clear sky no signs of rain in Mumbai. (2:36pm) 
#chennai - 2:30pm, having signs of early Sea breeze.. expected to set in before 3pm.

Today, the N.Bay circulation has strengthened and moving inland thru S.Bengal and N-E.Odisha .. 

The N.Bay circulation is expected to be Fully inland by 22-Jun and will stay over Bihar, E.Uttarpradesh till 25/26-Jun. 

Circulation will push Monsoon upto E.Uttarpradesh by 23-Jun and Very heavy widespread showers possible over entire East India till 26-Jun

Very heavy & widespread rain for entire E.India from today ... till 26-Jun.. 

RT @kaymenon: @weatherofindia #Rain eludes Trivandrum yet for another day! Sunny, dry like summer! Hope the night sees some rain.(20-Jun)

RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 10.50am, Sunny, and windy, with passing clouds. 

On 20-Jun, highest maximum temperature of 45.1°C was recorded at Amritsar (Punjab) 

The off shore trough at mean sea level from south Konkan coast  to Kerala coasts persists.

#chennai - records 38.0°C at 1:10pm with scattered clouds & strong winds from S-W continue.

Critique: ICRIER-Gene Campaign Policy Paper : Climate Agriculture & Food Security

CRIER, an independent economic policy think tank founded in 1981 with our Prime Minister, ManMohan Singh as one of its co-founders. Last month, ICRER published a document under their policy series entitled “Impact of Climate Agriculture & Food Security”.

Read the full study here

ICRIER invited reactions from the public for this research paper authored by Anna Ranuzzi and S Richa, researchers with NGO, Gene Campaign.

On one hand, our post critiques the ICRIER-GC paper and on the other hand we offer an alternative theory to climate change. If the axiom of any paper can be demolished using scientific evidence, the whole edifice of the paper crumbles down. This would make the solutions recommended by the ICRIER-GC paper practically meaningless. That in short would be the primary objective of this critique, structured into 5 sections as follows: 

1. Continued re-positioning signals a total retreat of AGW Theory

2. Given the performance record of AGW computer modelling, why should their warnings be taken seriously?

3. How has climate changed in the past and what can we learn from them in terms of its impact on agriculture?

4. What is the basis for predicting future climate?

5. What is in store for us the next 25-30 years in terms of climate change? Which strategic direction should agriculture adapt? 

Any reactions to this critique are welcome and we would be pleased to publish any rebuttals in our blog.