No individual action is 'too insignificant' in face of climate crisis; examining moral worth of what we do is need of the hour
For years, we, the urban elite, have been living in the comfort of believing that our individual actions or omissions would not truly make a difference or truly be insidious.
Strikes, such as those organised by Greta Thunberg, are a start — an important start. But the choices you and I make — who to work for, who to vote for, and who to buy from — will be what moves the world.
Occasions like Earth Day provide an opportunity to reflect on the current state of the environment, and what we can do to improve it. What is the environmental reality that faces India? From an impending water crisis to waste segregation and climate change’s effects — what are the issues we need to tackle head on? What hope do we have of, combating them?
Data, democracy and decision making: A look at climate change and India through the prism of past, present, future
In this column, Mridula Ramesh considers the past, through five pieces of data, the present political context, and three important events in the coming year that are central to climate change and India.
The World Bank study suggests that transitioning farmers to non-agricultural jobs, providing additional schooling and reducing water stress could reduce the climate change hit on India’s GDP from 2.8 percent to 2.4 percent. But is this feasible, and, pertinently, who should initiate action?
Climate change throws into sharp relief, the fissures in our system
Now more than ever, we need innovative solutions to the climate change crisis
Leonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood is a timely and important film putting in perspective the current state of our only home
In an interview with Firstpost, Amitav Ghosh discusses his new book on climate change, and why literary fiction needs to be more attentive to the crisis