Primer on Global Warming and Climate Change – Part III (Mitigation and Adaptation)

Faced with the imminent dangers of climate change and global warming, we have three options:

  1. Mitigation, meaning measures to reduce the pace & magnitude of the changes in global climate being caused by human activities.
  2. Adaptation, meaning measures to reduce the adverse impacts on human well-being resulting from the changes in climate that do occur.
  3. Suffering the adverse impacts that are not avoided by either mitigation or adaptation.
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Go Green this Valentine’s Day

Red and pink are synonymous with Valentine’s Day but instead of sending "pink chaddis" to Mutalik’s Sri Rama Sena, how about going green this ‘V’ day? That is going environmentally green rather than green with envy. If you’re going to buy something, then find the perfect gift for your loved one that is good for the environment as well! The idea is to save the planet not go cheap!!

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The Night Visitor (an excerpt from The Conch Bearer by Chitra Divakaruni)

Dear Readers, seeing the interest that Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s books on The Conch Bearer series has generated, we are presenting an excerpt from the book that was provided to us by the author including a letter to the readers. The third in the series “Shadowland” will be available in March. Enjoy!

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Primer on Climate Change and Global Warming – Part II (Impact)

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}he effects of climate change are already being felt by natural systems in many places. Glaciers in both the northern and southern hemispheres are shrinking, permafrost is thawing, growing seasons are lengthening and animals are shifting their ranges to higher and cooler ground.

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A Primer on Climate Change and Global Warming – Part I

The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing. Many agree that climate change may be one of the greatest threats facing the planet. Recent years show increasing temperatures in various regions, and/or increasing extremities in weather patterns. This 3-part article looks at (1) what causes climate change, (2) what the impacts are and (3) what we can do to mitigate it.

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Oil Crisis and the Media

A couple of weeks ago when oil was hitting record $140 per barrel, I over-heard a comment, which stopped me right in my tracks as I was hiking the mountains of Santa Cruz in California. I heard a fellow hiker loudly proclaim to another hiker in his group “India and China are responsible for the latest price hikes in crude oil”. I stopped him and asked him to explain himself.

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