School of Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) had organized a guest lecture on Future Earth – An Indian Perspective for the students of B.Sc Life Sciences on 18 January 2019. The Speaker for the session was Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies and Distinguished Scientist in the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
He was the Chair, Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) and Secretary to the Government of India for Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), between August 2008-2015. He has provided leadership for the programs related to science of climate change, weather services, polar science, geoscience, ocean science and modelling, ocean survey, resources, and technology.
In his lecture Dr. Nayak discussed the Climatic changes and its impact on the sustainable development. He shared the steps taken by Indian Government to combat the effect of climatic change on Indian economy. He also gave the students an understanding of the ways in which development and ecosystem preservation can go hand in hand. He explained the effects of global warming on Indian Ocean and its impact on fisheries, rainstorms and cyclones.