Virender Sehwag terms Global Warming a hoax wants to concentrate on real issues

Virender Sehwag
Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Photo credit LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/GettyImages)

Former Indian opener and presently the voice of Hindi Commentary in India, Virender Sehwag like he does every other day used Twitter to express his views. Leaving cricket and everything of his expertise aside Viru this time questioned the bigger issue that has impacted the entire planet – Global Warming.

India under PM Narendra Modi has played a lead role in the Paris Climate Agreement which is expected to bring about a major change in the global carbon imprints and positively affect climate with major nations coming to the fore. Sehwag like a lot of critics questioned Global Warming and indirectly termed it a hoax stating that it isn’t the real issue.


In his tweet, the cricketer stated Global Warming might be there in the US but it is traffic congestions that affect the pollution in India, he urged people to concentrate on real issues. “Global warning ho rahi hogi US mein.Traffic and congestions se India ke pollution par kya farak padta hai ! Concentrate on real issues!” he wrote.

Twitterati wasn’t impressed with Viru’s take on this serious issue which has had an impact on the overall climate, ecosystem and the entire environment on the whole.

This particular user was spot on in stating that it is indeed the real issue and a threat to our planet.

This guy corrected his definition of global.

The Paris Agreement:

The 2015 United Nation Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) was held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 12 December 2015. The Agreement focuses on reduction of carbon emission and India has played an active role in ensuring the developed nations also signed it.

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi committed that by 2030, at least 40% of the county’s electricity will be generated from non-fossil sources. This includes 175GW renewable energy capacity by 2022.

Also, it was promised to plant more forests by 2030 and to absorb carbon emissions. However, PM Modi has repeatedly said India would not accept constraints on its development as part of any climate deal is concerned.

US President Donald Trump is one of the bigger global leaders who has denied Global Warming and is also considering withdrawal from the treaty.