Climate change impact: Open space workers face increasing heat as temperatures rise

By Bharat Dogra An important aspect of climate change that clearly affects many Asian and African countries more is that a very large part of their working population toils in open spaces. In a country like India where over two-thirds of the population is rural and a significant section of urban workers, like construction workers, … Continue reading Climate change impact: Open space workers face increasing heat as temperatures rise

IPCC sixth assessment report: What are the implications for urbanisation?

By IMPRI Team Following on from the first part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group II’s contribution, issued on February 28, 2022, draws on 34,000 research and 270 authors from 67 nations. It offers one of the most in-depth analyses of the escalating effects of climate change and … Continue reading IPCC sixth assessment report: What are the implications for urbanisation?

Climate change: Dangerous radicals are everywhere

By Shankar Sharma* The latest edition of a magazine "Climate News" has a few interesting items. It is interesting to note what the UN Secretary General is reported to have stated: "Countries that are increasing production of fossil fuels are ‘dangerous radicals'. That was António Guterres' take on the latest UN climate science report.." This is pretty … Continue reading Climate change: Dangerous radicals are everywhere

Evidence of serious risks of GM crops? Attempts on for backdoor entry into India

By Bharat Dogra At the time of a huge corporate assault to get clearance for Bt brinjal GM (Genetically Modified) crop, farmers and civil society had joined hands together to resist this and the Environment Minister of the then UPA government  Jairam Ramesh had bravely resisted all pressures while announcing  a moratorium on this GM … Continue reading Evidence of serious risks of GM crops? Attempts on for backdoor entry into India

Urge of giving up useful in fighting ecological crisis, climate change

By Bharat Dogra  The predominant trend in our world has always been for acquiring rather than for forgoing or giving up. Yet, since the days of Gautam Budha and even earlier, there have been persons who have been motivated very sincerely more towards renunciation than towards acquisition. Generally, most of those belonging to this rather … Continue reading Urge of giving up useful in fighting ecological crisis, climate change

How and where can ‘greening’ help Indian rivers?

By Manoj Misra* The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) under the union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) has recently prepared Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the rejuvenation of 13 Indian rivers and released a document called the ‘overview of Detailed Project Reports for rejuvenation of major Indian rivers through … Continue reading How and where can ‘greening’ help Indian rivers?