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No individual action is 'too insignificant' in face of climate crisis; examining moral worth of what we do is need of the hour
India

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.

Greta Thunberg is right; we aren't responding to climate change like the crisis it is
India

Greta Thunberg is right; we aren't responding to climate change like the crisis it is

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.

Earth Day 2019: A reading list to better understand the climate change crisis facing India
India

Earth Day 2019: A reading list to better understand the climate change crisis facing India

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
India

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.

World Bank study enumerates climate change consequences for South Asia: Will India act in time?
India

World Bank study enumerates climate change consequences for South Asia: Will India act in time?

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 and the social contract: How our choices lead to predictable tragedies
Life

Climate change and the social contract: How our choices lead to predictable tragedies

Climate change throws into sharp relief, the fissures in our system

Winter is coming: Unusual chill is a reminder we urgently need to combat climate change
Life

Winter is coming: Unusual chill is a reminder we urgently need to combat climate change

Now more than ever, we need innovative solutions to the climate change crisis

Before the Flood review: State-of-the-earth docu is Leonardo DiCaprio's greatest role so far
Entertainment

Before the Flood review: State-of-the-earth docu is Leonardo DiCaprio's greatest role so far

Leonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood is a timely and important film putting in perspective the current state of our only home

Amitav Ghosh: 'The threat of climate change is real, and it is intensifying'
Life

Amitav Ghosh: 'The threat of climate change is real, and it is intensifying'

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