New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement that India is ready to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement on October 2 is certainly a welcome development.

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
AP Photo/Jim Cole, File
Rudroneel Ghosh is a Jr Assistant editor with The Times of India, India's largest English daily.