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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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Will Bhutan Inspire The World To Follow Sustainable Development?

Bhutan is the only country in the world that does not measure its progress in GDP terms. Realizing the inadequacies of GDP, it adopted a holistic approach to enhance the well-being and happiness of its people through its idea of Gross National Happiness (GNH). It goes well beyond economics and considers factors like spirituality, cultural aspects, ecological diversity and good governance. 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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South Asia most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Maplecroft’s Climate Change Vulnerability Index suggests that Bangladesh and India are world’s most vulnerable countries to climatic disturbances. South Asia as whole is at risk of climate change disasters. Safest countries are in north Europe. China and Japan are also at high risk. Continue reading

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Why Climate Change is Also a Gender Issue For Poor Countries?

Poor countries are expected to be the worst affected by climate change problems. Poor women living there will be significantly more vulnerable due to their weak gender. All hardships falling on the family ultimately falls on them because of their roles as care givers and food providers. Therefore they must be given voice in all decision making processes. Continue reading

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Why Climate Change is a Gender Issue?

Women are particularly vulnerable to climate change because they are more prone to the adverse impacts from climate change. Their limited adaptive capacities arise from prevailing gender inequalities and ascribed social and economic roles leave them highly vulnerable to the vagaries of climatic crisis. Continue reading

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Why Poor Women should Worry about Climate Change?

It is widely acknowledged that the impact of climate change will not be same for all – weaker groups of people will be the worst affected. Therefore, the poor of the world and particularly poor women will face most of the music of climatic mood swings. Continue reading

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