Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The shopping malls in India are environmentally disastrous and their designs are not suitable for India's climatic conditions

Gigantic shopping malls that are mushrooming across India's big and small cities are "environmentally disastrous", says Rajendra K. Pachauri, chief of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) .

"The shopping malls in India are environmentally disastrous and their designs are not suitable for India's climatic conditions," Pachauri, who is also director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), told IANS in an interview.

"Why can't we as society use our brains without blindly replicating the Western models of shopping malls? Why can't we understand that those models might suit their kind of climatic condition, not ours?" asked a visibly concerned Pachauri.........Mangalorean.Com- Serving Mangaloreans Around The World!


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