By Sumit Tripathi* The Bhopal Gas Tragedy is etched into the memory of all Indians. The methyl isocyanide (MIC) gas leak, which occurred between 2nd and 3rd December 1984, altered the lives of more than 5 lakh citizens in the immediate term and many more over the 37 years since. It is counted among the … Continue reading Bhopal gas leak: Lingering environmental effects still a huge problem
By Ajay Kumar KR* According to a study published in The Lancet medical journal, climate change is already harming people’s health by increasing the number of extreme weather events and exacerbating air pollution. And if we do nothing to mitigate it, its impact could burden an entire generation with disease and illness throughout their lives. … Continue reading ‘Educate children on climate change to secure their future’
By Tenzing Choppel Gensapa* "Where there is a sufficient social movement of self-reliant communities, there can be political change. There must be political change." -- Jerry Brown "Save River, Save Life," a slogan borne by Shri Tapas Das, a social activist dedicated to river and water body conservation, started his journey in 2007 and has … Continue reading Why is there a need to adopt the slogan ‘Save River, Save Life’
By Nitish P. Nair* “After spending my entire career as a professional in corporates (both public and private), I strongly opine that growth can’t and should not be seen in silo, it is always intertwined with sustainability. Seeing them differently is the biggest mistake made by humans.” – C. R. Neelakandan, Indian environmental activist, politician, … Continue reading Neelakandan who questioned his parent ideology, Marxism, with empirical facts
By Pritish Bhatt* The first report on global warming was released in 1988 assessing the impact of human-caused warming. Ever since, there have been plenty of robust research done by notable scientists, conferences have been held with notable attendees and even some countries have come forward to address this issue at the nation level. Yet, … Continue reading Carbon emission: Need to switch from carrot approach to stick approach towards industries
Sangatya commune By Yamuna M* In today's age, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Green Earth’, ‘Climate Change’ - topics like these have been gaining more importance, and rightly should too. As the humankind slowly realizes the damage that they have been causing to the environment, and how it has been extracting at a larger scale than replenishing, they're trying … Continue reading Currently, we are part of an unsustainable environment that is addicted to growth
By Bisweswar Morang* Mr. Himanshu Thakkar is the coordinator of South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP). It is an informal network of organisations and individuals working on issues related to rivers, communities and large-scale water infrastructure like dams and their environmental and social impacts. It also publishes a journal titled “Dams, Rivers … Continue reading Why is there very little fresh-water flow in most months after monsoon?