This article originally appeared in The Times of India Extreme rainfall contributes to severe flooding, but the bigger problem is the mismanagement of the stormwater system. As the deluge subsides and the city dusts itself off, we find ourselves once more asking how we got here. Last weekend, Delhi witnessed over 100 mm of rainfall […]
This article originally appeared in The Times of India El Nino is likely affecting rains. From colonial times, this weather phenomenon has strongly shaped India’s political-economy. How it will impact 2023-24’s many elections will depend on govt response: As forecasts from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US and the World Meteorological Organisation
This article originally appeared in The Times of India We shouldn’t panic about summer extremes, because there are well-understood solutions. The trick is to implement them smartly Dear Sir,I write to you from Lucknow, hoping you could answer some of my questions.1. Are we inevitably headed towards an unlivable India due to heatwaves?2. Do you
This article originally appeared in The Times of India Ukraine war showed rich countries can find money for diversifying their own energy supply but not for global climate finance. It also showed how fossil fuel companies exploited governments’ energy security concerns The war in Ukraine has killed thousands, displaced millions and damaged the region’s economy.
This article originally appeared in Times of India Hills, stop copying the plains: Joshimath shows we need a radically different growth model for Himalayan states Joshimath is a symptom, the disease is the uncontrolled growth model. What is unfolding in Joshimath is a tragedy. But this tragedy is not due to climate change; climate change-linked
This article originally appeared in Financial Express Coal-rich states in the country can take a cue from Odisha’s new renewable energy policy, which is geared to ensure a just energy transition for the state. By Nikunja B Dhal and Chandra Bhushan Odisha has been playing a central role in meeting the country’s growing energy needs.
This article originally appeared in Manorma Malyalam
This article originally appeared in Times of India Two changes: accepting that biggest polluters will pay poor nations & pressure on China, India to contribute The 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which wrapped up in the early hours of Sunday at the Egyptian resort town of
Don’t Delhi and Punjab govts breathe the same air? There is much AAP can do to cut stubble burning and pollution, if it chooses to do so
This article originally appeared in Times of India If some Delhiites believed that the AAP government in Punjab would resolve the national capital’s air pollution woes, they couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only has Arvind Kejriwal, the national convener of AAP and CM of Delhi, refused to take responsibility, he is now blaming all