Climate change is one of the biggest concerns of the world over and India is one of the countries that may see the worst effects. The concerns have been voiced by PM Narendra Modi before, but this time he has gone ahead and canned an interview with David Letterman in which he voices his personal opinions on the subject, how bad the situation is in India and what action his government is taking on the subject as well as what it is thinking of doing going ahead. On Sunday night the Modi interview is being aired on TV at 10 PM today on National Geographic channel. This is part of the documentary series titled ‘Years of living dangerously’ on the channel.
The channel has aired a few clips of the interview that shows Letterman at the Prime Minister’s residence and he explains what all is on his mind and what he will be asking PM Modi without actually7 revealing anything crucial. He said, “So my goal here is a conversation, containing several points, both personal and with regard to environmental issues and climate change.”
PM Modi teaser by the channel has him saying, “Hum apni aane wali peedhi ko kya denge? Climate, yeh humari samoohik zimmedari hain (what will we give our future generations? Climate is our collaborative responsibility)”.
PM Modi looks to put in perspective where India stands on moving to solar technology and how it can move forward to ensure environment issues don’t reach crisis proportions by adding, “Dunia agar mujhe technological help kare. Duniya humein resource de, toh main pehla insaan rahunga jo coal ko clean energy mein convert karunga. (If the world provided me with technological help, if the world gives me resources, I would be the first person to switch from coal to clean energy).”
An impressed David Letterman ends with a tongue-in-cheek statement saying, “I was hoping he would ask me to sleepover. I have nothing but questions for this man”.