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Policies and People | Climate misinformation: A clear and present danger

  • There is clear evidence of the challenge, and the failure to stem mis- and disinformation online has allowed junk science, climate delayism, and attacks on climate figures to become mainstream. Governments, regulators, and the media must stem the tide.
To solve the climate crisis, we must also tackle the information crisis. (Shutterstock)
To solve the climate crisis, we must also tackle the information crisis. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 18, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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Climate and Us | The global climate story is at a crossroads

  • The debate on adaptation to, and mitigation of, the climate crisis continues to be polarised. The developed world continues to largely avoid its historical responsibility. And in turn, climate goals become difficult to reach. 
Two rapid attribution studies have concluded that the climate crisis made the unusual spring heatwave in India several times more likely. (AFP/Representative Image)
Two rapid attribution studies have concluded that the climate crisis made the unusual spring heatwave in India several times more likely. (AFP/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 13, 2022 03:32 PM IST
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Climate and Us | Plan for the vulnerable: India's heat emergency must be humane

  • This year’s heat spell should have been an opportunity to document the health burden of heat and come up with a humane plan for persons most exposed to this slow disaster. The government must act now
The first thing to do is study the impact of the heatwave on both mortality and morbidity. (PTI)
The first thing to do is study the impact of the heatwave on both mortality and morbidity. (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 03:23 PM IST
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A fellowship between people and the planet

  • The past decade yielded several commitments toward sustainability. Yet, the share of renewables barely budged. Biodiversity loss continues. Land degradation persists. Why? 
We have collectively failed to bridge the here and now and a future that is also already here. (AP)
We have collectively failed to bridge the here and now and a future that is also already here. (AP)
Published on May 03, 2022 08:01 PM IST
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Climate and Us | Who will compensate the Indian subcontinent for this heatwave?

  • The economic, social, health and psychological impacts of the heatwave should be documented by Indian authorities and attribution reports compiled so that the issue of addressing loss and damage.
The economic impacts of the spell could be far reaching because of the impact of heat stress on agriculture, productivity and labour. That will also have to be published. (AFP)
The economic impacts of the spell could be far reaching because of the impact of heat stress on agriculture, productivity and labour. That will also have to be published. (AFP)
Published on May 03, 2022 05:05 PM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi
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