By Team Analysis India is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change. Extreme weather events like floods, droughts, and heat waves are on the rise. It affects people not just physically but also mentally. Studies conducted after disasters, like the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Tsunami and Odisha cyclone, prove this. Among surviving adolescents, PTSD rates reached 10.8% after the Tsunami … Continue reading When the climate changes, so do our minds
By Pawan Kumar and Kumar Kartikeya The recently concluded G20 Summit in New Delhi has been hailed as a resounding success, culminating in the historic New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration. This declaration prominently addresses critical issues such as climate action, energy security, public health, innovation and technology, gender justice, and several other areas of strategic importance. Notably, non-member countries including Bangladesh, Mauritius, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Egypt, … Continue reading Delivering the promise of climate action in G20
By Dr. PM Dhakate As the threat of climate change continues to loom over our planet, finding innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has become imperative. One such solution gaining traction is Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon refers to the carbon stored and sequestered in coastal ecosystems, including mangroves, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes. These ecosystems have the capacity to absorb and store large amounts … Continue reading Blue carbon: A key to climate change mitigation
By Mudassir Kuloo Two recent studies in Kashmir have highlighted that climate change is posing a serious threat to Himalayan biodiversity because of its probable impacts on the ecology, economy, glaciers, and the whole environment which could lead to the extinction of several species. In a recent review article published in the Springer Journal on Climate Change Adaptation, Risk Management and Sustainable Practices, titled ‘Impacts … Continue reading Loss of plant species and rising threat of glacial floods: Recent studies from Kashmir show how climate change threatens the Himalayas
By Team Analysis Rishabh Shrivastava (Co-founder and Chief Editor) and Abhimanyu Shrivastava (Programme Lead) of TA attended a two-day Climate Data Journalism workshop organized by the IndiaSpend and Azim Premji University, Bhopal on 11th and 12th August 2023. The workshop focused on training environmental journalists, communicators, editors, and researchers in data journalism, visualization, and verification. The two-day workshop was organized at the newly built campus … Continue reading Event: Team TA attends a two-day climate data journalism workshop
Climate change and its impact is rarely discussed within the larger framework of violence against women. Despite being an international concern, climate change is yet to be seen as a contributing factor in aggravating gender-based violence, especially in the global south. Continue reading Time for India to study the impact of climate change on violence against women
By Rishabh Shrivastava Monsoon is here, and so is the news of various flash flood events all over! As a part of our special fact-checking initiative at TA, we bring to you a series of explainer posts on some of the often-used phrases related to environment and science but we usually end up using them wrongly and knowing only a little bit about them! ✅ … Continue reading Explained: What are flashfloods?
By Rishabh Shrivastava Social media is abuzz with scary visuals of flooding, landslide and overflowing rivers in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Delhi and some other parts of Northern India. The region is witnessing incessant rainfall. The monsoon rains have also swung from a 10% deficit to a surplus in the last eight days. Why and How? Is it climate change? Is it the weather gods? … Continue reading Explained: Heavy rains in North India
By Team Analysis What? July 3 to 6, 2023 were the hottest days on Earth as per the official data of the US National Centres for Environmental Prediction. The Earth’s thermostat reached a record 17.01 degrees Celsius on Monday, 17.17 on Tuesday, 17.18 on Wednesday, and 17.23 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Why? The researchers have explained that this is due to the dual effect of … Continue reading Explained: Earth’s hottest days in July 2023
By Rishabh Shrivastava What? In a recent cabinet meeting, the Government of India issued a list of 30 critical minerals. These minerals are essential to the country’s economic growth, climate action and national security. These minerals are highly important for the manufacturing of electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines, semiconductors, defense equipments, and several other products of value. Why? India is 100% import-dependent in terms … Continue reading Explained: India identifies 30 critical minerals! What does it mean?
The factsheet covers all the key points from this important meeting, and highlights the position taken by India and how geopolitics continues to influence our fight against plastic pollution. Continue reading Factsheet: Global Plastics Treaty and India
Our survival requires the widespread adoption of lifestyle models that decouple economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. If we do not address this problem quickly, scientists predict that the consequences for life on Earth will be catastrophic, and irreversibly so in few cases. Continue reading Planetary boundaries point to an existential crisis – What are our alternatives?
We are currently on a precarious path to averting a climate catastrophe. The industrial revolution has caused an average increase of 1.1°C more warming resulting in planetary impact. We must act quickly and drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if we want to prevent hazardous warming of more than 1.5°C. Continue reading Localizing climate action in India
The pandemic brutally highlighted the limitations of our healthcare system. However, it is not just COVID-19 that revealed the capacity issues with our system, the burden of several chronic diseases like cancer, TB, HIV, and diabetes are some other instances of how our healthcare infrastructure is reeling under immense pressure. Continue reading Is India’s healthcare system fit to fight the rising cancer cases?
By Team TA Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13, 2023, flagged off the world’s largest river cruise, MV Ganga Vilas, from Varanasi in UP. The cruise which is set to sail over two major rivers, Ganga and Brahmaputra, will cover 4000 km in 51 days to reach its destination of Dibrugarh in Assam, via Bangladesh. While calling this “a landmark moment” in the history … Continue reading New Ganga cruise and the threat to Gangetic dolphins