World Ozone Day 2019 Celebrating Montreal Protocol- Treaty to save the world

World Ozone Day 2019 Celebrating Montreal Protocol- Treaty to save the world

Every year September 16 is observed as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer across the world. On this day in 1987, 197 nations inked the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The celebrations are also known as World Ozone Day. According to the United Nations, the theme for the World Ozone Day, 2019 is – 32 Years and Healing, celebrating over three decades of international cooperation to protect the ozone layer and the climate under the Montreal Protocol. In observance of World Ozone Day, Media India Group spoke to Rajendra Shende, chairman, TERRE Policy Centre and former director at United Nations Environment Programme. (more…)...
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Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the 1.5 C  IPCC Report , Says Durwood Zaelke

Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the 1.5 C IPCC Report , Says Durwood Zaelke

So we need President Xi, we need Prime Minister Modi, we need some leadership here. And President Macron in France has stepped up, is becoming the new Obama. And maybe those three can turn the G20 into the action engine that we need. Because the G20, the 20 major countries that are responsible for about 80 percent of our emissions, could save the planet. (more…)...
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War Correspondent  talks on Carbon Ideologies and Climate Change

War Correspondent talks on Carbon Ideologies and Climate Change

“Are we prepared to endure lives with less comfort?”: asks a plausible candidate for the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature-William T. Vollmann “For a long time I was a climate change denier,” says author, journalist, and war correspondent William T. Vollmann. “I didn’t want to be stressed out by something that might someday affect people after I’m dead.” And yet for Vollmann — a brilliant, idiosyncratic writer whom some have described as a plausible candidate for the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature — the reality of climate change has become a personal obsession. Last week, he released the first volume of a sprawling, two-volume polemic called Carbon Ideologies. Titled No Immediate Danger, it explores in more than 600 pages how our society is bound to the ideology of energy consumption. Addressed to humans living in a “hot dark future,” the book is highly technical, chock-full of tables, studies,...
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Jane Hawking, Wife of Stephen Hawking  tells her own “Theory of Everything”

Jane Hawking, Wife of Stephen Hawking tells her own “Theory of Everything”

  Jane Hawking, who was divorced from Stephen in 1995 and whose book, Travelling to Infinity: My life with Stephen was adapted by Anthony McCarten to form the core of the movie.Here she talks about her relationship with Stephen Hawking. IT IS 1963, and we’re at a student party in Oxford. A young man approaches a young woman. “I’m a cosmologist,” he says. “What’s that?” “It’s religion for intelligent atheists.” You will have seen him on The Simpsons and Star Trek but you’ve never seen him like this. Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous living scientist, as a young, able-bodied, ambitious student, chatting someone up. This is the beginning of The Theory of Everything, the story of Hawking’s exceptional life framed by the blossoming – and eventual withering – of romance with his first wife, then Jane Wilde. Straight away we are tipped off to the broad tone that the movie will take on their relationship: one of his godless cosmology, and of her more...
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