RAM BHOOJ, CEO, Mobius Foundation & former UNESCO environment officer • Earth’s average surface temperature has already reached to about 1.10 C, hardly leaving any scope to allow more emissions. Countries of the world need to fast accelerate clean energy transition and curtail carbon emissions to net zero. Read full story..
OUR MOTHER IS AILING
• V. SASI KUMAR, Former Scientist, Centre For Earth Science Studies, Kerala & Director, Climate Kerala • It seems the Nobel Foundation wanted to send a message to the world leaders that dealing with global warming rests on solid science. The political leadership of the countries of the world, too, should decide to take the climate crisis seriously and initiate action to curb carbon emissions on a war footing, failing which we could be in for genuinely serious consequences, some of which we have already started to experience. Read full story...
SCIENTISTS UNDERSTOOD PHYSICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE 1800S – THANKS TO A WOMAN NAMED EUNICE FOOTE
• SYLVIA G. DEE, Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University • Quantitative estimate of carbon dioxide-induced climate change was was understood well over a century ago. Scientific research has vastly strengthened the conclusion that human-generated emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are causing dangerous warming of the climate and a host of harmful effects. Politicians, however, have been slow to respond despite the fact, harm and costs will continue to rise. Read full story...
THE 3 SECONDS DISASTER
• By SAMUEL OSBORNE, Journalist based in London, reports on international affairs, terrorism and refugee crisis • The world climate is in deep crisis. June 5 is a strong reminder of the global environmental disease. The ailment, perhaps, lethal than CoViD-19, is ticking away, literally, faster than time... Read full story.
ON EARTH, WE LIVE IN A VAST OCEAN
• By SARAH BARMAK, American journalist and author • Just like an ocean, air also has got currents that distribute warmth throughout the world, and it also has creatures moving through it.
CLIMATE AND HUMAN DIGNITY
• By Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India • After the devastating pandemic, today our planet is stressed more than ever. Besides CoViD, climate changes are posing... Read full story.
CITIES, POLLUTION AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
The air in the metro cities is charged with high concentration of particulate matter which adds to the pollution in the environment and help CoViD-19 to bear down devastatingly on the inhabitants causing high mortality, writes ROBERTO DAVINI on the World Environment Day. Virologist Ilaria Capua, director of the One Health Center of Excellence at … Continue reading CITIES, POLLUTION AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
HUMANS COLLABORATE AND EVOLVE, ELSE GET DECENTERED
Humans are not central to life on Earth. We think we have the power to wipe out life but bacteria have encountered devastating earthly impacts and survived whereas humans have been wiped out, writes ROBERTO DAVINI Atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen and biologist Eugene Stoermer coined the term Anthropocene to describe a new epoch in Earth’s … Continue reading HUMANS COLLABORATE AND EVOLVE, ELSE GET DECENTERED
THE POWER OF ONE
What Can I Do About Climate Change? By STEPHEN AITKEN : Climate scientists have reached near unanimous agreement on the following facts: Humans are producing more and more carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere. Less heat is leaving the earth’s atmosphere resulting in the Greenhouse Effect. The average global temperature is rising. … Continue reading THE POWER OF ONE
CROP BURNING POLLUTES NORTH INDIA AIR
By GEETANJALI KAUSHIK : Paddy harvesting in Punjab and Haryana begins from mid October. Since harvesting is done using combines, which operate at 50-60 centimeters above the ground, they leave behind standing stubble that cannot be easily disposed of. Farmers usually burn both the left over and the loose paddy straw. With this style of … Continue reading CROP BURNING POLLUTES NORTH INDIA AIR
EAT LESS MEAT, HALT CLIMATE BREAKDOWN
By SANCHAYAN BANERJEE : The blueprint for sustainable development was outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals at the 2012 United Nations Rio Conference. More than half a decade later, the scholarly consensus regarding how much has been achieved on this front is still obscure. Although all goals are equally important, the centerpiece for this article … Continue reading EAT LESS MEAT, HALT CLIMATE BREAKDOWN
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
By EJAZ GHANI : The impact of climate change is being felt by everybody and everywhere. Extreme weather conditions, air pollution, crop failure, biodiversity losses, and much more are affecting both human health and natural wealth. More than 70 percent of India’s population is exposed to outdoor air pollution, which has contributed to one in eight … Continue reading ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Pakistan’s notoriety in generating terrorists appears to have been usurped by the country’s praiseworthy effort in growing a billion trees. Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan demonstrated “green political will” as his government embarked upon a novel campaign of “Ten Billion Trees Tsunami” which entails planting of 10 crore trees across entire Pakistan during the … Continue reading TREE TSUNAMI