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Dr. Rameshwar Bali
Associate Professor
Center of Advanced Study in Geology
Lucknow University

Dr. Rameshwar Bali received his Ph.D. in Structural Geology in 1988 from the Lucknow University. He has published Six papers in International and 14 papers in National Journals He has been Principal Investigator of DST sponsored three major projects on Landslide investigation in Himalayas. Dr. Bali is also Co- Principal Investigator of two DST sponsored projects. One on GANGOTRI GLACIER and the other dealing with the Structural and Neotectonic evolution of Northeast Himalaya. Presently Principal investigator of a major DST sponsored project on PINDARI GLACIER .

His current research interests includes:

1. Impact of Climate change on Himalayan Glaciers and Chronology of Glaciation in

2. Morphotectonic and Neotectonic evolution of Himalayan region.

James Lawrence Powell study of science papers concerning AGW revealed 24 that rejected AGW which included 1 on glaciers by Bali.


Bali et al. 2011Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report of 2001, a hype regarding the future of Himalayan glaciers, flooding of Indo-Gangetic plains and coastal areas and drying of glacially fed rivers has been created. However, the recent studies of some of the Himalayan glaciers indicate that the rate of recession of most of the glaciers in general is on decline. These observations are in contradiction to the widely popularized concept of anthropogenically induced global warming. It is believed that the rise of temperature of around 0.6A degrees C since mid-nineteenth century is a part of decadal to centennial-scale climatic fluctuations that have been taking place on this Earth for the past few thousands of years.

Other papers authored by Bali are less explicit.

We argue that the late Quaternary glaciations in the Pindar valley were modulated by changing insolation and summer monsoon intensity including the LIA, whereas the 20th century recessional trends can be attributed to post-LIA warming.