When the Unites NationsÃÂ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former US vice-president Al Gore win this yearÃÂs Nobel Peace Prize, an Indian also comes to the limelight. Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, who is chairman of the IPCC, hails from Nainital. A vegetarian and a staunch champion for the cause of saving the Earth from the impacts global warming, Pachauri is a winner of India governmentÃÂs Padma Bhushan.
When he heard the news about the IPCC winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Pachauri reacted: ÃÂThe Prize adds a sense of urgency to the fight against global warming.ÃÂ
And this reveals the true environmentalist in him.
Image: Rajendra Pachauri addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Friday (Associated Press).
Al Gore, IPCC win Nobel | Pachauri stunned
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