The uncertainty of the nature and extent of climate change impact on the water sector calls for adaptive and flexible measures. Shripad Dharmadhikary quotes from a recent report of a Working Group within the IPCC to explain why.
Addressing climate change, the Sikkim way A new volume that outlines in detail the climate change issues, impact and adaptation strategies in Sikkim could also provide replicable models for other states, particularly in the Himalayan region. Seema Bhatt reviews the publication.
Moulding the young as change agents While formal education on climate change is largely structured around doctrines and laws targeted at mature minds, some have realised the importance of building awareness and inspiring action among the younger brigade. Angelica Pereira reports from Mumbai.
When will Indian politics wake up to climate change?
Initiatives that do not factor in climate resilience and related gender concerns cannot address development challenges, but the
manner in which state-level climate action plans are being implemented shows these are yet to become electoral planks.
Women lead the way in eco-conservation
Women in the Sunderbans region of West Bengal are setting a trend in climate change mitigation through projects under the "Common Property
Resource" initiative, and carving new frontiers in livelihood security in the process.
Have you overstepped the Sustainable Consumption Line?
Humanity has collectively crossed the limits necessary for ecological sustainability.
argues for a sustainable consumption line
that would ensure individuals and communities do not partake of resources in a way that deprives others or endangers the environment further.
Partly our responsibility too
The UNDP is correct to observe that despite the different histories of developed and developing countries, we cannot
ignore the fact that it is still one planet.
Witness to a changing world
Akanksha Joshi's film chronicles the changing world through the lives of age-old communities and the adaptations they are forced into.
reviews Earth Witness.
Are Himalayan glaciers not melting?
A new study stirs up an old debate - whether the melting of the Himalayan glaciers is only evident at lower reaches, and the higher altitudes are in
fact adding snow.
Montreal Protocol: The unfinished agenda
The replacement of CFCs by more benign HCFCs and HFCs has removed the risks linked to ozone depletion, but these gases continue
to contribute to global warming.
Rising risks along the coast
A large number of existing and proposed investments along the Tamilnadu coast are at risk from likely changes to sea level in the
coming decades. Plans for the future must bear this risk in mind, writes
Capitulation at Cancun
The denouement at Cancun wasn't all that different from Copenhagen. India agreed to take on binding emission cuts,
while industrial countries did no more than make sympathetic noises.
How culture counts
The transformation from consumerism to sustainability depends critically on how we change our culture, scientists and philosophers at
an annual forum meeting in Italy agreed.