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
While contemplating our natural resources, past conversations often centered around fossil fuels and them becoming scarce due to overuse. However, recent conversations have stirred our attention to another natural resource that is available in abundance but is still causing a crisis in many parts of the world. Water!
India has formally joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), becoming the 65th country to join the partnership, following through on a commitment made by the country’s Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar. The announcement underlines India’s commitment to combat air pollution with
The new wave is that the youth are protesting the lackadaisical stance of the governments of EU countries towards climate change. And rightly so, these older generations that make these politics or the lack of them with little regard for the future of the next generation, need a hard kick on the posterior part of their anatomy.
Across the UK today, in one hundred and eighteen cities, towns and villages, young people are walking out of their schools and colleges to demonstrate for action against climate change. It’s the latest in a series of school climate strikes inspired by Greta Thunberg. These demonstrations, emerging spontaneously and spreading virally, have had a dramatic impact on politics around the world but they are also a phenomenon that needs explaining. They beg the question: why have young people taken the lead on climate action?
The narrative about Europe heatwave only adds to the bells of alarm that are not just chiming, they are clanging in urgency. Europe heat doesn’t signal need for climate action — it says that it’s almost too late to do much. And reversing the effects of today and this moment will take decades. For example,
We have pondered, pontificated, umm’d and ah’d about what Brexit will do to our country’s economy, political infrastructure and our social cohesion. The topic has dominated headlines, conversations and the national consciousness for three years. But the truth is that none of this matters if we allow our world to burn.
Merely halfway through 2019, the world has already witnessed temperature records smashed from Europe to the Arctic Circle and the year could prove to be one of the hottest ever recorded. This June was the hottest on record, beating out June 2016 — so far the hottest year ever. The first half of 2019 also saw intense
The power plants, factories, vehicles and appliances in use today could make it all but impossible to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord unless some are retired ahead of schedule, according to an exhaustive new analysis of the world’s energy infrastructure. If allowed to operate for the rest of their expected