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
Earth Cyclone Fani Brings Back Painful Memories of the 1999 Odisha Super-Cyclone
Comparisons have been drawn between Cyclone Fani and a superstorm of a similar scale that struck in 1999. The super-cyclone, sometimes referred to as Cyclone Paradip, hit Odisha and caused the deaths of almost 10,000 people, making it one of the worst natural disasters recorded in Indian history.Add to list
Earth Toxic Air Killed 1.2 Million Indians in 2017. Why Are We Still Celebrating With Firecrackers?
From inaugurations of events like the IPL to star-crossed lovers in our films staring dreamily into the distance as the sky lights up with fireworks, we’re hostage to the belief that no celebrations are complete until a few rockets have been fired into the night sky.Add to list