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Climate Change: India, China should move away from rhetoric

Negotiations have entered the final rounds in Paris to strike the deal of the century to save the world from the ill effects of climate change. The goal is to inspire all the 195 member nations of the United Nations … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Stop Humbugging

Right now there are two kinds of people populating the mother earth – climate change believers and climate change deniers. I am not going to talk about climate change deniers. This post is all about the believers, those who make … Continue reading

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Incremental changes in agriculture can yield monumental benefits

Agriculture is the problem as well as the solution. Since humans settled down and began agriculture they started tempering with the nature. However, within decades or in some cases centuries, nature would strike back and drive humans from one piece … Continue reading

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Consume with care

On the Environment Day, last week the UN secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, said the world should pursue the goal of sustainable development where people increase their quality of life without increasing environmental degradation. He was articulating this year’s World … Continue reading

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Urban green cover: Stable planning more important than plantation drives

The Indian central government yesterday (June 3, 2015) announced a massive tree plantation drive to combat climate change. The intent calls for celebration but if the content is anything to go by, the scheme is well on its way to … Continue reading

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Heatwave: Wake up!

A couple of days ago India’s leading English daily – The Times of India’s headline screamed that the country was in the grips of second deadliest heat wave. Overall it has claimed more than 2300 lives, mostly in the southern … Continue reading

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Prepare for “once-in-a-century-crisis”

After the “flood-of-the-century” the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India is preparing for a long treacherous difficult winters. The struggle has just started. According to the state government estimates reported in local dailies 95000 houses are affected from flash … Continue reading

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Himalayan Tsunami part 5: The road ahead

This is the concluding article of the five part series on the hill state of Uttarakhand that suffered massive flash floods on June 16, 2013. The tragedy left scores of dead. The body count varies from 780 to 10,000. Officially … Continue reading

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Earth and its climate (HT online series 2009-10)

In class five in my primary school the geography textbook said sun is a big ball of fire. The fire comes to earth in the form of light and heat. This warmth of the sun is trapped by the invisible … Continue reading

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Road to green Earth (HT online series 2009-10)

Ever since 1970s weather trends and scientific data were suggesting that the world climate was slowly but surely undergoing a change. In 1987 scientist shocked the world by the fact that the ozone layer in the atmosphere that keeps sun’s … Continue reading

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