Green energy choices can help reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions and prevent further heating of the planet. Cleaner and greener energy alternatives are always available to us. It is up to us to consider and implement them for our daily energy needs. Some of these alternatives are economical and easily accessible. An individual can make a great difference by getting his/her carbon footprint down to net-zero. Remember, it all begins with you.
As per a report published by the Deloitte Economics Institute, India stands to lose to the tune of $35 trillion in the next 50 years if it does not reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Inaction on climate change will lead to loss in India’s economic potential by 5.5% each year on an average for the next half century.
Kallen Pokkudan, from Kannur district became an eminent figure in the conservation of Kerala’s mangrove forests over the years. Born in a marginalized family, he has been dedicated to securing the coastal resources of Kerala through effective interventions.
For the first time, with the help of satellites huge plumes of methane gas have been spotted. These emissions are largely unintentional but still very harmful for the climate, from coal and oil fields across the globe. Last year's IPCC study suggested that 30 to 50% of the current rise in temp is due to methane. Methane is released from coal mines and oil pipelines due to leakage or during repair. Oil companies and coal mining companies often fabricate their methane emissions, but soon enough with new and advanced sensors, it will be almost impossible to hide methane emissions. During COP26 in Glasgow, 100 countries signed the methane pledge aiming to decrease the methane emission by 30% from 2020 levels.
In the first worldwide climate action since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Global Climate Strike saw participation from over 99 countries as thousands of people supported the rally demanding government action on the climate crisis. This comes right before the COP26, scheduled in Glasgow within a month.
The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 commenced on the 6th of November 2022 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
A recent whitepaper challenges the prevailing notion that the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is universally effective for measuring and curbing organizations' environmental impact. Authored by sustainability consultancy Eight Versa, the paper contends that SBTi's "absolute contraction" approach to achieving a 90% emission reduction within three decades is ill-suited for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Instead, the paper suggests embracing an "Intensity Metric" approach, particularly for SMEs, to address carbon and other climate-negative outputs.
Our carbon budget is not enough to maintain global warming by 2029, comparing to the previous years projections it has been cut to half. What's the actual reason behind this?
West Antarctica's ice sheet is melting quickly due to the warm oceans surrounding it, and even with reductions in carbon emissions, this trend is inevitable.
India's food needs are growing because its population is growing, which is pushing people to look for new ways to meet those needs that combine science and technology.