During an interaction with school students across the country, one student questioned Modi about cliamte change, to which he responded: "Climate has not changed. We have changed, our tolerance and habits have changed.
If we change then God has built the system in such a way that it can balance on its own."
Modi, shortly after his 'climate change' statement, received sharp criticism by many on social media who said that PM must acknowledge the process of climate change as it may have an adverse effect on the students, who also may not acknowledge climate change.
Not sure what the PM wanted to say on climate change, but the 'there's no climate change, we're who are getting older' bit was muddled #Modi— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) September 5, 2014
Imagine d next time a teacher teaches "global warming" n child says this is false PM said there is no climate change.. Hw wud teacher handle— Aam Ladki (@AAP_tivists) September 6, 2014
On a ques on climate change, PM says If we change then God has built the system in such a way that it can balance on its own. Seriously!— sarah jacob (@sjacobtalk) September 5, 2014
Modi added that reality was that some people in our families are old and experience cold. "They say this time the weather is colder, people's ability to bear cold has become less.
We should also ask is this climate change or have we changed. We have battled against nature. We should love nature instead of fight it," he said.