#19: Roxy Matthew Koll, Climate Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
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Roxy Matthew Koll is a climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. He is currently leading research on climate change—how it extends to the rapid warming in Indo-Pacific oceans—and impacts the global rainfall pattern, the monsoon and the marine ecosystem. He is a Co-Chair of the CLIVAR Indian Ocean Region Panel, and a Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. The Indian Meteorological Society felicitated him with the Young Scientist Award in 2016, for his research on the changes in the monsoon.
In this podcast, Roxy talks how he got started on his climate journey, what climate change means in India, why monsoon predictability is so important, how India’s National Climate Change Plan needs to evolve and how best to tackle climate change as a country.
01:09 – Roxy’s climate change journey
03:14 – Climate change in India
10:56 – The lockdown in India affecting weather patterns
13:31 – Monsoon predictability
21:22 – Indian National Climate Change Plan
25:10 – Expectations about COP26
26:33 – Climate change narrative being presented by the media
28:56 – Scientific communications
30:26 – Tackling climate change