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‘Man, be not proud, global warming is not your creation’



Chandigarh: Last week, Sydney switched off lights to express its growing concern about global warming and the need for humans to do something about it. But listen to Ritesh Arya, a city-based Guiness book record holder hydro-geologist, the Australians need not have bothered. For, he says, humans are too insignificant to damage the environment that dramatically.

Arya, a PU alumni, will be giving an oral presentation at the third international conference on climate and water in Helsinki. The presentation will be at the session on “Climate change and water resources: Risk and risk management.”

Talking to TOC, Arya said, ‘‘Although global warming is a much-hyped subject, there is mounting evidence that human activity is too insignificant to impact Earth’s ecology so drastically. Whatever findings we have so far do not link up properly and science has not been able to justify many of the stands we have taken.’’

For instance, he says, ‘‘if human activity is to be blamed for a hole in the ozone layer, then it really does not make sense that the hole is on Antarctica which sees near negligible human activity. Also there is growing evidence that global warming followed by global cooling is a natural cycle and will happen with or without human contribution.’’

The entire Indus river was a glacier once upon a time, he said. Global cooling resulted in ice ages and global warming started melting it. The glaciers were now confined to higher Himalayas, clearly showing that how little impact man had in controlling the warming process, he said.

Referring to recent reports indicating that Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2030, Arya said, “I would give them some more years say by 2060 and then the glacial ages or the global cooling will start again resulting in the formation of glaciers and beginning of ice age. Cooling will have to follow warming process. That is sure,” he said

Soon, power from ancient rocks- Dr Ritesh Arya


Soon, power from ancient rocks- Dr Ritesh Arya     Jan 10, 2013, 06.37AM IST TNN[ Priya Yadav ]

CHANDIGARH: For the hill state of Himachal Pradesh looking for energy solutions, the future lies in the rocks buried beneath thousands of metres.

A drilling project in the cold desert of Ladakh in Chumathang area by the Geological Survey of India and DRDO on the sites identified by team of scientists from Norway Iceland lead by Dr Ritesh Arya during Agneyodgara Indor Puga Geothermal Expedition of 2011 has warmed the prospect of harnessing energy from millions of years old molten rocks.                                                                     http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-02-05/goa/31026765_1_alternative-energy-renewable-energy-geothermal-energy


In the future, metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad too might be exploring the heat generated from the rocks buried in the earth to light up houses.

The Indian Army in Ladakh is already working towards growing vegetables in greenhouses warmed with geothermal energy in inhospitable terrain of Himalyas, where temperatures routinely dip to over minus 20 degrees Celsius. Not just this, the heat derived from the rocks will be used to warm houses and community buildings like schools.

Ritesh Arya, hydrogeologist and the man behind the country’s first geothermal energy project, has floated the idea globally. The man who made a record that went into the Guinness Book of World Records, by finding water at the highest altitude of over 14,000 feet, will be presenting the Agneyodgara  model at the World Future Energy Summit, scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi next week.

“Apart from Himalayas we have identified Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad as potential geothermal energy sites because of the geotectonic zones these cities fall in. They have granite rocks which means there was some volcanic activity here in the past. We hope to get temperatures of 200 to 300 degrees centigrade if we drill four to five kilometres deep into the earth,” says Ritesh Arya.

A project has been done in collaboration with the government of Norway that allocated 1.5 million krones to explore and tap geothermal energy in Himalaya.


The team compromising of scientists fromNorway,Icealnd and Indian Institutes and Universitires led by Dr Ritesh Arya had identified Chumathang,Puga,Manikaran,Tatapani as not only potential geothermal sites for power generation but also promotion of tourism activities. (Indian Norwegian venture proposes geothermal development in 3 locations in India – Dr Ritesh Arya)    http://thinkgeoenergy.com/archives/10096

“In Delhi the rocks are 500-600 million years old, in Mumbai, the rock belt is 50-60 million years old, while Chennai has the oldest rocks dating back to nearly a billion years. 10000MWe is the known geothermal potential of India but if Agneyodagra sites concept of developing Lava Energy at shallow depths proposed by Arya are developed then potential can run into giga watts from over 400 sites in the country,” says Arya, who presented his findings of providing SAFE,FREE, sustainable renewable Energy for all by 2050 in United Nations International Sustainable Energy Convention in Geneva early 2012 and was ranked among the top 10 innovators by Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2011/jan/19/top-10-renewable-energy-companies

The geothermal energy model being mooted is simple. “Drill deep into the earth, like now it is being done for oil. At about 4 km depth, the temperatures would be 200 to 300 degree centigrade. Pour the entire sewerage water of the city into these borewells, which will generate steam that in turn will rotate turbines and generate electricity,” says Arya, giving the urban model of geothermal energy.ergy.p

Climate change is 100% natural- Dr Ritesh Arya

        ‘Global warming is a cyclic process’—- Dr Ritesh Arya

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:30:08 GMT

Global warming is a cyclic process: Guinness record holder

Chandigarh: He has drilled the highest tubewell in the world and holds a Guinness record for the feat. He spends most of his time looking for precious water resources in the high Himalayas. And now geologist-entrepreneur Ritesh Arya wants to demolish the “myth” that global warming is a consequence of human activities and says its a “100 percent natural cyclic process”.

Global warming is a cyclic process: Guinness record holder

Geologist-entrepreneur Ritesh Arya will give geological evidence which shows that global warming is a 100% natural cyclic process

“Global warming is a natural process and man and his activities have no role in enhancing or reducing the cyclic process,” Arya says.

He terms the views propounded by the Nobel prize-winning Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as the “unnecessary myths about global warming”.

Arya is now preparing to share his findings on global warming as a research paper for presentation at the ‘Global Conference on Global Warming 2011′ at Lisbon, Portugal, in July this year.

“I will be using actual field geological evidence collected in the cold desert of the Ladakh region to show global warming is a 100 percent natural cyclic process. It is evident that we are in a global warming era and the process of warming has been continuing since the last Ice-age, believed to have ended around 10,000 years ago,” Arya told IANS here

Global warming is a cyclic process: Guinness record holderGroundwater can be found at any place below the height of 8,848 metres (the height of Mount Everest),’ Arya stated

Arya, who studied at Punjab University’s Department of Geology (1993) and later worked as a hydro-geologist on daily wages with the Himachal Pradesh government at a royal salary of Rs.82 (USD 1.8) per day, now heads a company called Arya Drillers and Geo-Energy.

He was declared a Guinness world record holder in 2001 for drilling the highest tubewell at over 11,000 feet for the army near Leh. He has drilled tube-wells at the world’s highest battlefield, the Siachen glacier, at heights of 13,000 feet and above in permanently snow-capped areas.

His feats include drilling a tube-well at 14,260 feet at Chishul (Ladakh), the area of a fierce battle in the 1962 India-China war, in 2006. This is listed in the Limca Book of Records.

‘We have been able to practically dispel the earlier belief that there is no groundwater in the Himalayas. My belief is that groundwater can be found at any place below the height of 8,848 metres (the height of Mount Everest),’ Arya stated.

Arya says the Indus Valley civilisation was destroyed nearly 5,000 years ago due to the melting of a glacier which was a natural process. There was no pollution or vehicles at that time

He will be employing qualitative and quantitative distinctions in the deposition of sediments (now solidified as rock) to demonstrate the cyclical warming and cooling phases that the earth seems to have undergone over time.

‘We have found evidences of the Indus glacier for the first time. The Indus Valley civilisation was destroyed nearly 5,000 years ago due to the melting of this glacier. There was no pollution or vehicles at that time.

‘The IPCC says that global warming is manmade and especially from uncontrolled carbon dioxide emissions. We will provide geological evidences to prove that it is actually a natural process,’ Arya asserted.

The flash-flood and mud-slide in Leh and other parts of the world are indicators that we are either at the maxima of global warming or near it

‘The centre of C-alphabet represents a global warming maxima and it is at this time where maximum mountain flash flooding leading to maximum destruction and erosion along glacio-fluvial basin takes place, ultimately leading to a sea level rise and land submergence in coasts. This is the cause of maximum destruction.’

C curves discovered by Dr Arya

‘By knowing which part of the C-curve paleo signature we are in, we can actually predict if we are entering the global warming or cooling phase and when the next global warming maxima is going to be. But a lot depends on the accuracy of exact age of the last Ice-age.

‘Presently, we are in the half-cycle and it seems that we have entered into a warming phenomenon. The flash-flood and mud-slide in Leh and other parts of the world last year are indicators that we are either at the maxima of global warming or near it,’ Arya said.

Global warming is a cyclic process: Guinness record holder

Arya found groundwater at over 11,000 ft in the Himalayas, the highest that it has ever been discovered

The Guardian’s environment editor John Vidal listed him among the top 10 innovators in World Future Energy Summit Abu Dhabi for his concept  ”Agneyodgara” Energy of Future from Lava.

‘Ritesh Arya is an Indian hydro-geologist who in 2001 found groundwater at over 11,000 ft in the Himalayas, the highest that it has ever been discovered.

‘He is backed by three Nordic research groups as well as giant Norwegian oil company Statoil, and is finding geothermal resources in places where no one thought it could be. Thousands of Himalayan communities could benefit from the source of renewable energy.’

Arya was in November last year appointed Indian coordinator to head INDNOR, a multi-million dollar joint-scientific project of Norway, Iceland and India, an initiative aimed at evolving new green technologies based on geothermal energy resources in the Himalayas.


Source: IANS

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