Dr Hemant Borgaonkar is a climate scientist, and a Retired Scientist at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India. He has a PhD in Physics (Atmospheric Science) from Pune University, Pune, India. He has more than 35 years of research experience in the field of long-term climate variability, palaeoclimatology and climate change. He has developed a wide network of tree-ring climate proxy records over the Himalaya and tropical India to understand the long-term climate variability and glacier fluctuations over the Himalayan region and monsoon drought frequency since last several centuries. He has more than 65 peer-reviewed publications on his credit and also author or co-author of 10 book-chapters. He has guided several master and doctorate students. He has successfully completed several research projects on climate change and related environmental issues in collaboration with national and international universities, institutions. He is the Scientific Planning Group member of APN representing India.