Tag - environment

United States’ returns to Paris Agreement: A step forward


By KS Tomar It was on February 19, 2021, when President Joe Biden reversed the Nov 4, 2020 decision of his predecessor Donald Trump’s to leave the climate conference. Biden rejoined it to assume the global leadership role in its commitment for climate change and protection of future generations which could face destruction and devastation,...

To reflect than to celebrate on this Independence Day


By Ankur Bisen  How many times do you see a world leader issuing a dire warning? More often than not, their speeches are massaged to keep the fine balance, but the UN secretary general’s recent announcement is anything but, when he said that the era of global warming is over and that the world has...

Climate issues are class issues


By Bhabani Shankar Nayak Capitalism is producing climate catastrophe due to its insatiable appetite for the accumulation of an unprecedented level of profit at the cost of people and the planet. In search of profit, capitalism destroys the environment on a daily basis. The worldwide capitalist system creates, sustains, and expands the ecological imbalance by consistently...

Global warming is disastrous globally


By Dr Anil P Joshi   Global warming and climate change are currently the most important challenges for the earth today. The phenomena is characterized by long-term shifts in temperature, precipitation patterns, and other aspects of the Earth's climate system. We are likely to cross the temperature bearing limit of earth. From 0.5 degree in 1850 in pre-industrial...

Youth environmentalists bring Montana climate case to trial after 12 years


Helena, Mont.: Whether a constitutional right to a healthy, livable climate is protected by state law is at the center of a lawsuit that went to trial Monday in Montana, where 16 young plaintiffs and their attorneys hope to set an important legal precedent. It’s the first trial of its kind in the U.S., and legal scholars around...

GEP: An Ecological Growth Measure of Modern Times


GEP will have four pillars, soil, water, forest and air Dr. Anil P Joshi None of the Nations in the world can claim ecological sustainability today. Somehow if a country like Bhutan manages its environment, however, earth warming and climate change will not spare this state as these are  Global phenomena now impacting each and every...

India’s ‘Namami Gange’ among world’s 10 most groundbreaking conservation efforts


India's Ganges rejuvenation project was recognized as one among the world's 10 most "ground-breaking" efforts for its role in restoring the natural ecosystems, according to a report released during the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) this week. The Ganges Rejuvenation project was declared a flagship World Restoration project and remains eligible to claim UN-backed promotion,...

Hochul signs novel law that limits cryptomining


Albany, N.Y.: New York is taking a first-in-the-nation step to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining, under legislation that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Tuesday. The measure comes amid growing scrutiny of the cryptocurrency industry following this month’s collapse of the FTX exchange. But New York’s measure, which passed the state Legislature in...

India on course to fulfil net zero emissions: India’s Environment Minister


New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Bhupender Yadav said that within a year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing India's aim of achieving net zero emissions by 2070, the country has submitted its Long-Term Low Emissions Growth Strategy indicating low carbon transition pathways in key economic sectors. Delivering India's national statement at COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh,...