Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Emerging ripples in the environmental think-tank.

Thirsty, Hungry, Poor and Unsustainable

Sep 12, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Four more Earths needed by 2030. Can Agriculture become climate-smart and sustainable? Our planet is in existence for last 4.5 billion years, but just about 12000 years back we started rudimentary and scattered farming.

Mistaken Observation? No, Most of the Greenland is actually melting.

Aug 01, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Global warming accelerating faster than thought.Not a mistaken observation.Most of Greenland surface found melting.The Greenland ice sheet on July 8, left, and four days later on the right. In the image, the areas classified as ‘probable melt’ (light pink) correspond to those sites where at least one satellite detected surface melting. The areas classified as

Classic divide between Research and Activism : How NASA scientist crossed it.

Jul 20, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Climate scientist James Hansen’s unconventional career path was result of his frustration watching inaction by policy makers  on Climate Change. 

Signature Event that inked the 175 Papers to Save the World.

Jun 15, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Rewinding fast backward,18 years back,on 16th March 1998 to be precise,the Kyoto Protocol was opened for the signature.Only 6 countries signed it on the opening day.Four of them were small island countries.

Obama should have been there in person to sign the Paris climate deal. He preferred golf and the Queen

Apr 23, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Obama preferred to play golf and be with the Queen when the world leaders gathered in his country to sign the pathbreaking climate agreement. He  should have been the first to sign the Climate Paris Agreement. Simply because the historic accord needs momentous start-up.

Going beyond the signatures: Paris Climate Agreement

Apr 22, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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I had an opportunity to be in New York on 22nd April when Paris Climate Agreement was opened for the signature by the world leaders. Knowing it is Earth Day, I decided to participate in “Down to Earth” event in my village. Indeed, I thought, accelerated implementation of the Paris agreement and  raising the bar-to

Dirty Bombs: From stolen Nuclear material or from emitted Carbon-warheads?

Apr 21, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Many dispute the veracity of the origin of the phrase ‘swan-song’, which signifies a final performance or efforts, just before the death or retirement. Socrates, Aristotle and Leonardo Da Vinci and even Shakespeare

Spend Less Time Get Better Paid- Melinda Gates Project on Women’s Day

Mar 07, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Melinda Gates in her brilliant annual letter jointly written with Bill Gates makes timely and most relevant propositions.Think non-linear. 

First Ever Climate Acceptance Speech by First Ever Oscar Winner

Mar 05, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Leonardo DiCaprio, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, delivered acceptance speech

Gates gets it right, but gates are closing soon.

Feb 29, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Bill Gates gets it right on clean energy but he is  even more right that gates are closing soon.