A recent report ‘State of Global Air 2019’, by the US-based Health Effects Institute, revealed that over 12 lakh deaths in India were caused by air pollution. The burden of Type 2 diabetes contributed by exposure to fine particulate pollution is the highest in India, according to the report. Air pollution lowers insulin sensitivity, contributing to diabetes.
In the movie The Day After Tomorrow, a climatologist is snubbed by UN officials when presenting his worries over global warming. Then a massive “superstorm” breaks out, with disastrous consequences not just for the United States, but also for the world. The film is a work of fiction, but US President Donald Trump should take
It is widely reported that laughter is the best medicine. Now I think I have a reason to check the veracity of that claim (“Humans consume ‘tens of thousands’ of plastic pieces,” June 6, Gulf Today). After I read that report, I deliberated between being worried and having a good laugh. I chose the latter because I felt that laughing
Human beings owe much to nature as it offers everything necessary to sustain and lead a happy life, including sunshine, water and fresh air. Instead of nurturing such a precious benefactor, humans are increasingly bent on destroying nature and that’s really heart breaking. A landmark United Nations report on the state of nature
The report that humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year is shocking, to say the least. New research has raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health. Canadian scientists scrutinised hundreds of data sets on microplastic
India’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are growing at a faster rate than in any other major energy-consuming nation. In 2018, CO2 emissions in the country rose 4.8 per cent from the previous year, according to a new report by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). It shows China, US and India together accounted for nearly 70 per cent of the rise in energy demand.
“The installation was built with 300,000 recycled plastic bottles in the form a giant Question Mark (‘?’), ‘Why’ is an attempt to start conversations around the growing problem of plastic pollution all over the world.”
Exempt from the restrictions were Delhi's seven million motorbikes and scooters, public transport and cars carrying only women, stoking criticism that the measures were ineffective.
As pollution engulfs Delhi and the nearby places, we need to focus on how we can prevent our skin from absorbing all the toxins that are floating in the air.