Earth #SaveTheAmazon: Can Hashtag Activism Help Save the Planet?
World leaders and the common man alike have taken to social media to #SaveTheAmazon. As the outrage escalated, Brazil’s Jair Bolsanaro took a diplomatic U-turn and sent in the military to fight the fires. Donations have now started pouring in from around the world to help those on the ground.Add to list
Earth #PrayForTheAmazon: Why the Brazil Forest Fires Need Our Attention Beyond the Hashtag
For the past three weeks, the Amazon rainforest, the planet’s lungs, has been on fire, and only recently has the media taken notice, drawing global attention to the crisis. It sounds like an apocalyptic scene out of a blockbuster — but in real life, there are no superheroes to save the day.Add to list
Earth Are the Devastating Floods in Karnataka, Kerala, and Maharashtra the New Normal for a Changing Climate?
The catastrophic floods in the three states have revived memories of last August, where almost 500 lives were lost in the Kerala floods. At this point, the question must be asked – in a world impacted by climate change, will disastrous weather events become increasingly commonplace?Add to list
Earth Did the Chennai Water Crisis Make You Uneasy? You Might Be Afflicted with Eco-Anxiety
The Chennai water crisis has been a wake-up call for many Indians. Those of us who lived somewhere comfortably between “sab chalta hai” and “jugaad” are now a seriously conflicted lot, worried about the future of the planet. If this spurs us into action, eco-anxiety might not be such a bad thing.Add to list
Earth What It Means to Raise a Child in the Era of Climate Change
Do my dreams of hopping on airplanes to visit places across the world nullify all my efforts to save something for my child? The more I think about it, the more I realise that this question sums up the reality with which I raise my son. I beat my chest about raising temperatures while making sure he is indoors, cooled down by the running air conditioner.Add to list