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Climate change could lead to 200 million people relocating in the next 30 years: World Bank

As per a report by the World Bank, climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap. The report highlights the impact of climate change, which will […]

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John Kerry to visit India Sept 12-14, to launch clean energy funding initiative

US President Joe Biden’s Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry is slated to visit India next week to launch an initiative for mobilising funds for battling climate change ahead of the UN climate change conference in October, according to the State Department. India and the United States will launch a funding initiative to “speed” India’s […]

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Code red declared by IPCC report, global temperatures rising faster than anticipated

In its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) informed that the rise in average surface temperature beyond 1.5 or 2°C will be breached much earlier leading to extreme weather events. Released on 9th August, 2021, the report raised a lot of red flags. It says that average global temperatures will continue […]

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Malthusian theory: Is it inevitable?

The most well-known population theory is the Malthusian theory. In 1798, Thomas Robert Malthus published his article on the “principle of population.” His theory is pretty basic. In his own words, “Human food naturally multiplies slowly; man himself develops in fast geometric proportions, if adversity and vice do not hold him back.” Livelihoods must restrict […]

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How I am fighting for climate justice in Toronto

For the group that I am part of, Climate Justice Toronto, it was really important for us to identify capitalism, white supremacy and colonialism as the root causes of climate change. In the climate movement for so long, it was focused on individual behavior change. Things like switching light bulbs, and riding bikes. The environmental […]

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Climate change isn’t a change anymore; it’s a crisis

Climate change isn't a change anymore; it's a Crisis!

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Glimpses of a climate changed world – cyclone Tauktae, 100 meters from a Goan coast

(A photo series) Photo 1:  The chapel staircase separated the land from the beach by about 1.5 meters. Just the other day, I was sitting there photographing the distant glimpses of the cyclone. So, when I saw the ocean water rise over the same staircase, I gasped. It was very humbling to witness a current […]

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Intersectional Environmentalism: Did we get an inclusive lens on climate justice?

We all know what climate change is and how it affects our planet. But have you ever wondered about the impact of climate change on the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of our society? What is intersectional environmentalism? Many of us may be new to intersectional environmentalism. Before coming to the topic, let’s see what […]

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They turn old tents into coats!

Have you ever thought of the clothes you wear on daily basis? Where they come from? Who makes them? And most importantly, where do they end up once discarded? Let me tell me these fast fashion clothes are not doing any good to you or the planet. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has calculated […]

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The aggravation of infectious diseases due to climate change

The outbreak of the coronavirus or the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the brittle nature of the world to us. Economies have collapsed all around the world – rendering millions of people jobless, thereby making their situations significantly tougher. Everyone is on the tip of their toes in anticipation of when a vaccine for Covid-19 would […]

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What do the recent cyclones mean for India

India saw back-to-back cyclones. While cyclone Tauktae rammed into the west coast, the incipient cyclone Yaas struck the east coast. We know that humanity’s carbon footprint has shifted the baseline conditions of the climate, the context in which every weather event takes place. But trying to isolate the human influence from everything else that is […]

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This is how climate change is impacting the ocean

This year brought some bad news on the climate change front: researchers found that ice is melting faster worldwide, and there’s a greater sea-level rise anticipated. The rate of ice loss each year has increased by 60%. A study of the Greenland ice sheet found that there are at least 74 major glaciers that are being severely undercut and weakened.  […]

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Displaced communities, a result of climate change

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) defines refugees as “someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion”. In a world where communities have already been […]

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Want to Stand in Front of a Bus with Me?

One of the most defining moments of my life was when my 6-year-old came home from school. “Amma, we learnt about global warming”. Wow, I thought, turning to her with a big smile thinking this would be the beginning of her life as an eco-warrior, earth-crusader, green-brigader or the countless other things we call each […]

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Strengthening the pollution control boards

When the Water (Prevention and Pollution of Pollution) Act came up in 1974, its main objective was to “provide for the prevention and control of water pollution and the maintaining or restoring of wholesomeness of water for the establishment”. Today — after more than 45 years — things look pretty dismal. Our water bodies — […]

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