A nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, the release of funds to 27 states for afforestation, the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) that was launched in June 2017,
Just when the burning of the Amazon forests drifted from our headlines, we learned that almost 4,000 new forest fires were started in Brazil in the two days after the government
The Slovenian philosopher makes many valid points about climate change and how it plays on our mentality, perhaps, in an unhealthy manner or worse still in a way that, we helplessly do anything meaningless that we think might mitigate climate change (“This is where we are being misled on the climate crisis,” Sept. 6, Gulf Today).
It’s not the fall that will kill you, but the suddenness of the stopping. Just as it is with a plane crash, so it is with global heating. Changes in the climate don’t in themselves represent a significant risk – the Earth’s climate has been changing for billions of years after all – but it is the abrupt changes that could spell disaster for us.
India’s new comprehensive Cooling Action Plan targets an increase in sustainable cooling for the good of its population, while helping to fight climate change As UN Environment pointed out, four years after temperatures hit the high forties in India, claiming over 2,000 lives, parts of the country
The recent years have seen an alarming increase in forest fires across India. According to the Real Time Forest Alert System of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), the number of forest fires shot up to 14,107 from 4,225 between November 2018 and February 2019.The Forest Alert System is part of the Large Forest Fire Monitoring Programme
The honour for the UAE at the Cannes Film Festival is clear-cut evidence of the fact that it is spearheading a radical shift in attitudes towards ecological issues. The UAE was named Country of Honour 2019, a distinction conferred by the Monaco Better World Forum, MBWF, a global platform of thought leaders and influencers
Scratch the surface of the current plans to decarbonise the economy and replace it with renewable energies and beneath it lays the same logic that has made the UK the 6th richest country in the world. Britain is planning to go green through a new phase of resource and wealth extraction of countries in the global south.
The Florida Legislature has banned the bans on plastic straws. I’d say we should all toast the bill with a long, tubular sip from a Big Gulp, but I don’t want to upset anybody. People can get quite worked up about this issue, and rightfully so. Nobody wants to see a seagull choking on a Slurpee straw.
People in the coastal districts of the eastern Indian state of Odisha are increasingly suffering from the effects of climate change. A recent study by a local non-governmental organization, the Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC), points out that most households in the area are dependent