Smitha Verma
Smitha Verma is the Head of Editorial at LetMeBreathe. A journalist with two decades of experience in writing and reporting on diverse subjects ranging from youth to politics and gender to cinema, she has worked with major print publications such as Telegraph, Hindustan Times, Financial Express and The New Indian Express, to name a few.
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Earth’s average surface temperature in 2022 tied with 2015 as the fifth warmest on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.89 degrees Celsius) above the average for NASA’s baseline period (1951-1980), scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) […]
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On Monday, close to 2,700 business honchos and policy leaders from as many as 130 countries will get together for the 53rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The annual meet which will also have close to 52 heads of various countries will be watched with key interest from all over, especially by […]
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Delhi’s electric vehicle (EV)  policy has been hailed by one and all. The state has shown remarkable progress in its drive toward creating an EV ecosystem.  In this episode of Driving Green, Sohinder Singh Gill, Director General, SMEV (Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles) and CEO, of Hero Electric, shares his thoughts on Delhi’s strong […]
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It’s that time of the year again when poor air quality, respiratory diseases, and a rise in hospitalisation increases in most parts of Northern India. While an air quality tracker report by NCAP put India’s capital Delhi as the most polluted city of 2022, poor air is not just restricted to one country. Two days […]
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In an unprecedented move, Brazil created the country’s first Ministry of Indigenous Peoples with a mandate to oversee policies ranging from land demarcation to healthcare and initiated a host of pro-environment measures. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva issued six decrees around anti-government and indigenous measures including mining in Indigenous lands and protected areas, plans […]
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Climate Change looks like small words but the impact it has on the planet is unmissable. In 2022, we saw the worst of wildfires and flash floods, landslides and heatwaves. We heard people asking “What can I do about climate change?” Let Me Breathe told you what we can do together. The need to act […]
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From rising sea levels to natural disasters and coastal erosion, climate change has hit many small islands severely and St. Kitts and Nevis hasn’t been spared either. The twin-island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, set in the Lesser Antilles, is threatened both by the sea level rise and the region’s increasingly frequent and severe […]
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Evelyn Acham from Uganda had a clear cut goal when she was headed for COP27. She wanted developed nations to pay for the climate change disasters that had rocked her country. The annual UN climate conference for the first time added loss and damage in its official agenda this year. “We want loss and damage […]
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The United Nations published a first draft of the climate deal on Thursday and there are several contentious issues that have been overlooked. More importantly some do not find mention in this first draft and as COP27 heads to a close, negotiations are going on in full swing. Over the weekend it will be clear […]
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As the negotiations on direct funding for ‘loss and damage’ continues, the much-awaited ‘Global Shield Against Climate Risks’ initiative was formally launched at the Vulnerable 20 (V20) pavilion at COP27, on Monday. It is a collaboration between the V20 group of finance ministers representing 58 climate-vulnerable countries and the G7. The initiative has been launched […]
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One of the first concerns that Meenu Agrawal, a corporate professional from Delhi, had when she thought of buying an electric vehicle (EV) was around charging. It was a year back and there were still fewer people talking about it around her. After over a year’s research, she finally purchased one this year and hasn’t […]
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In a side event organised on Wednesday, Bhupendar Yadav, India’s Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, explained the mantra of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) and how individual contributions will help in the fight against climate change. The event was organised in association with the United Nations. “We are at a critical juncture in […]
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