Murtugudde Quoted in Article on Rainfall and Global Warming

In an article for The Hindu, ESSIC/AOSC professor Raghu Murtugudde is quoted in reference to a study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay. The study found that rainfall in India is not necessarily associated with increased summer temperatures due to global warming. Murtugudde attests that scientists are not attempting to suggest that climate change is not important, but that “the novel results [of the studies] indicate that the local warming is not the controlling factor” and that “it is the nonlocal controls that are of great importance.”