Category Archives: Global Warming

Global Warming – Over-Consumption, Not Over-Population, is the Main Threat

Over consumption in the Rich nations is driving global warming; not the rising population of the poor countries. Continue reading

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Paris Climate Summit: Will The US Cooperate This Time?

Will the US act responsibly? is the biggest question. Will the US Congress allow emission cuts? Continue reading

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‘Global Warming’ – 2 Basic Issues Everyone Ignores

Rising greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is only a symptom of two fundamental problems that rarely get discussed at climate forums. Continue reading

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Global Warming and REDD+: Protect Forests But Ignore the Root Cause

Global efforts to protect forests through the REDD / REDD+ initiatives are great. But the question is why the the rich countries don’t actually cut their own emissions. Moreover, forests have other roles beyond carbon sequestering. So forests must be viewed from a holistic perspective, not just greenhouse gas emission angle. Continue reading

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Lessons From The Phailin Cyclone For India

The laudable handling of cyclone Phailin has given confidence to India’s disaster management setup. Coming years will prove that Odisha’s response has inspired many states. Continue reading

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Climatic Vulnerable of India’s Coastal Regions

A strong lesson emerges from how the cyclone Phailin was handled by the authorities. India has the competence, capability and resources. Clearly, the Odisha government and administration did not forget to learn from the 1999 cyclone which killed over 10000 people. But why is rehabilitation so slow? Continue reading

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How Good is India’s Disaster Management System

The disaster readiness of India’s NDMA was exposed by the Uttarakhand tragedy of June 2013. It proved itself to be just another paper tiger utterly not ready to perform in the real life situation. Continue reading

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