No doubt, the last 200 years have seen a phenomenal human history in creation. But this has not been without consequence. This orgy of growth has brought Earth and humanity to the brink of catastrophe. If we are to survive on this planet, we must open our eyes to what our civilization has wrought, and act – decisively and boldly – to at least cope with, if not avert, the coming Climate catastrophe. While the US, the BASIC countries and the rest of the world continue to play tug of war with emissions reduction commitments, the Maharashtra state environment department has taken a bold step in initiating a first-of-its-kind project to study the impact of climate change in Maharashtra. At WOTR, we too have launched our Climate Change project in the semi-arid regions of Maharashtra.