Coal consumption in India : We are already late on fair green transition

This article originally appeared on Financial Express There is no contradiction between increasing coal consumption in India and implementing a just transition in the coal districts and states. On March 28, 2022, an extremely important and unstarred question was asked by Priyanka Chaturvedi, member, Rajya Sabha, which was replied to by Pralhad Joshi, Union minister …

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How India could soon have days so hot it will impact work

This article originally appeared on TOI We have entered a new age of heat extremes. Concrete and glass-heavy urban buildings are a major hazard India is searing. Large parts of the country are in the grips of unbearable heat and heatwaves. March this year was the hottest March on record, and March-April has witnessed a …

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Ukraine war is terrible news for the fight against climate change

This article originally appeared on TOI Another arms race will divert resources Another arms race will divert resources from poverty, pandemic and environment crisis. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently called on the US to increase its domestic oil and gas production to cut-off imports from Russia. While new …

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The Real Mainstream: IPCC’s climate-speak is all Greek to the masses

This article originally appeared on Financial Express The climate watcher has produced nothing for the general public, except for a press release and a set of headlines. Scientists are good at science but bad at communicating it to the masses. This is precisely why the gap between the scientific understanding of the climate crisis and policy …

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हीटवेव और बाढ़ झेलने को तैयार रहें शहर

This article originally appeared on NBT इंटरगवर्नमेंटल पैनल ऑन क्लाइमेट चेंज (आईपीसीसी) सन 1988 में इसलिए बना, ताकि वह समय-समय पर जलवायु परिवर्तन के बारे में दुनिया के शीर्ष नेताओं को साइंटिफिक नजरिया दे सके। पिछले 34 सालों में आईपीसीसी ने पांच रिपोर्ट जारी की हैं और अब वह छठी रिपोर्ट पब्लिश कर रहा है। इस …

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जलवायु परिवर्तन : लक्ष्य तो तय हुए, अब कदम आगे बढ़ाना है

This article originally appeared in Nav Bharat Times. पर्यावरण और स्वास्थ्य के नजरिए से वर्ष 2021 लंबे समय तक याद किया जाएगा। इस साल हमने मानवता का श्रेष्ठ देखा तो सबसे बुरा भी देखा। साल की शुरुआत कोरोना की दूसरी लहर से हुई। हमारे देश का जो स्वास्थ्य ढांचा था, वह चरमरा गया। लोगों को अस्पतालों …

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How are Indian households cooling themselves?

The answer is not air conditioners The recent USD 1 trillion Infrastructure Bill in the United States’ agenda to Build Back Better has allotted about USD 5 billion to a variety of measures that will reduce building electricity use, improve building materials, and create a skilled workforce to design, build and maintain energy efficient buildings. …

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