Climate change
Wildfires show that climate change will not impact just the global south

Prabir Purkayastha talks about the wildfires in California and how it can no longer be denied that climate change is the underlying cause.

Climate study of past 66 million years reveals earth’s current temperature rise is unprecedented

The study published in the Science journal concludes that this human-made climate change is far beyond the natural changes that are triggered by the earth’s changing orbit

COVID-19 lockdowns didn’t help in reducing carbon emission: UN report

The report found that due to lockdowns, the daily level emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 17% in April when compared to 2019. But, as the world went back to work, emissions rose and crossed last year’s levels

Did the end of green Sahara lead to the collapse of civilisations?

We discuss the possible relationship between the desertification of the Green Sahara and consequent climate shifts that may have led civilisations across Asia and Africa to collapse.

Half of the world’s oceans are already affected by human-induced climate change

A recent study of ocean depths shows that 20-55% of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans have shown an emergent human-induced signal and it is likely to increase to 40-65% and up to 80% by 2080

How pandemics are related to ecological crises

The globalization of food, along with myths about “miracle” cures and “superfoods” and changing food habits, are wreaking havoc. Much of this can be prevented

Report highlights direct link between climate change and militarism

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us the opportunity to discard the old “normal” and start building a world without extractive economies and militarism, a new report says

Earth Day: thousands of scientists are waving red flags

In dealing with life after COVID-19, potentially fatal challenges to the ecosystem must not be forgotten. It is time to look at far-reaching reforms in international governance systems and, linked to this, also governance reforms at other levels.

Pandemic and socialism

As COVID-19 grips the world, in country after country, there is socialization of healthcare and of production of some essential goods, which markedly departs from the capitalist norm

WEF and the crumbling blocks of capitalism

The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) summit is a gathering of the world’s richest and most powerful elites at a Swiss alpine resort, with the aim to further the tentacles of global capital and protect the interests of the rich.

Climate change and urban transport in India

Are electric vehicles a lasting solution to climate change? Professor Geetam Tiwari speaks on urban transport policy in India and debunks the myth of low carbon transport alone being efficient in terms of climate solutions.

Government neglect continues to fuel Australia bushfires

The fire season began in July and has till now claimed 24 lives, destroyed 2,000 homes and burned down more than 7.3 million hectares of land.

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