Tag: climate change

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  • Science vs Greed

    Science vs Greed

    Climate change, regrettably, continues to remain the domain of fighting environmentalists while it should have been a universal concern.

    December 19, 2018
  • The real enemy in climate change

    The real enemy in climate change

    The US Government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, published in November has reported that climate change is already happening, it will get worse, it will be very costly to deal with, but we can still do something about it.

    December 9, 2018
  • Air pollution must be tackled: Dr Leena Srivastava

    Air pollution must be tackled: Dr Leena Srivastava

    In all likelihood, we would be somewhere in between and would be required to act on both, says Dr Leena Srivastava ahead of the Katowice Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland in December

    December 8, 2018
  • Climate change: Need to act right now

    Climate change: Need to act right now

    Naturalist David Attenborough has warned that civilisations are going to collapse if humanity fails to tackle the threats of climate change.

    December 5, 2018
  • Trade truce

    Trade truce

    Washington’s economic reprisal against Beijing has merely been staved off.

    December 5, 2018
  • Pollution penalty

    Pollution penalty

    The government has been rapped on the knuckles with the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposing a fine of Rs 5 crore for the state’s failure to curb pollution in accord with the directive that was advanced two years ago.

    December 4, 2018
  • A polluted world

    A polluted world

    There is a dense cloud of smoke hovering through the fog and filthy air. The warning, advanced by the United Nations a month ahead of the climate-change conference in Poland, is a grim prologue to the swelling tide of environmental degradation. Greenhouse gases, that heat the climate have reached record levels, specifically with carbon dioxide, …

    November 30, 2018
  • Imran still popular, but questions being asked

    Imran still popular, but questions being asked

    Imran Khan projected an image of simplicity and sincerity, of a leader not interested in accumulating wealth, confident in his achievements in cricket and philanthropy, seeking to be a national statesman rather than a ‘successful’ politician, and with a transcending and empowering belief that ‘someone up there liked him’ enough to be the saviour of Pakistan.

    November 26, 2018
  • Climate change could cost US hundreds of billions of dollars annually

    Climate change could cost US hundreds of billions of dollars annually

    For adaptation and mitigation, it says transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources will reduce the impact of climate change.

    November 24, 2018
  • Climate change in a de-globalising world

    Climate change in a de-globalising world

    The post-Diwali pollution in Indian skies is just one of the many reminders of our civic indifference to pressing longterm pollution and climate change-based global causes. Collectively, amidst the various natural calamities in the last six months like cloudbursts in Uttarakhand, floods in Kerala and the Indian summer filled with sandstorms, leading to loss of …

    November 19, 2018
  • Nuclear power remains important option to meet challenges of energy demand, climate change: India

    Nuclear power remains important option to meet challenges of energy demand, climate change: India

    Bayyapu stressed on the need of the IAEA to continue its programmes of support to member states who are embarking on or expanding their nuclear energy programmes.

    November 11, 2018
  • Race for Inequality

    Race for Inequality

    It might be churlish not to applaud the observations of the son of a gas-station-attendant turned billionaire, who seems to effortlessly multiply his inheritance, expressing confidence that his country, an emerging nation, would soon be amongst the “three richest countries” globally. At around $3 trillion, India is in the reckoning though nowhere near the USA’s …

    November 6, 2018
  • Jellyfish can be fatal

    Jellyfish can be fatal

    The victim may experience skin irritation, muscle cramps, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, fever. In extreme cases acute pain, breathing difficulty, heart attacks and even death.

    November 4, 2018
  • Nearly half a billion people in Asia-Pacific undernourished: UN

    Nearly half a billion people in Asia-Pacific undernourished: UN

    The report identified two underlying factors to persistent hunger in the region: climate change-related disasters and access to clean water. 

    November 2, 2018
  • World within a world

    World within a world

    The Sundarbans are under threat due to rising sea levels and global climate change.

    October 26, 2018
  • Nobel ideas

    Nobel ideas

    Not even a person of average intellect ~ far removed from the rarefied world of economists ~ will find it hard to understand why the Nobel committee chose Paul Romer and William Nordhaus for the Prize in economics. No human escapes the effects of nature ravaged, as the inexorable pursuit of growth, sometimes even pleasures …

    October 22, 2018
  • India making all efforts to combat climate change, Harsh Vardhan on IPCC report

    India making all efforts to combat climate change, Harsh Vardhan on IPCC report

    Vardhan also expressed confidence that with all the steps in place, “India would be able to combat climate change”.

    October 9, 2018