Is visiting your family bad for the planet?

Last year, the pandemic made me miss Thanksgiving at my sister’s house in Minnesota. This year, I would have walked through the fire to get her sweet potato pie. When I went to book my plane ticket, I was forced to face something unexpected: guilt. Along with the price and departure times, a new column … Read more

Assam: Tea garden owners say climate change is affecting the region

The tea gardens in Assam point to climate change affecting the tea sector. He said that without irrigation facilities it has become almost impossible for the tea bushes to survive. The North Eastern Tea Association (NETA) in a representation to Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in Guwahati on Sunday said that climate change … Read more

What’s Inside Joe Biden’s $1.85T Social and Climate Measure?

President Joe Biden’s USD 1.85 trillion plan to boost social and educational programs as well as combat global warming has passed the House one step closer to legislation. The 2,135-page bill includes universal preschools, funding to limit child care costs, expanded health care programs and one-year continuation of the child tax credit among many other … Read more

COP26 completes first clarion call for ‘coal phase out’

The UN-sponsored climate conference COP26 ended late on Saturday. The fortnight-long intense discussion lasted a little over 24 hours, as negotiators and ministers worked at technical and political levels to find common ground. The result was the adoption of the Glasgow Climate Treaty by about 200 countries. While the meeting made history for being the … Read more

COP26 result not up to expectations, but not disappointing either: Greenpeace India

Greenpeace India on Sunday said the outcome of the international climate summit COP26 is not in line with the expectations of the people and countries already facing extreme weather events, but it is not disappointing either. Greenpeace India climate campaigner Avinash Chanchal told PTI that while the end result may be incomplete, the target of … Read more

Climate experts support India’s stand on ‘phase down’ of coal at COP26

After being criticized by several countries for using the term “phase down” instead of “phase out” of coal at COP26 in Glasgow, climate experts on Sunday came in full support of India, saying it was a turning point in its own right. should not be seen as Commitment to this global climate crisis. Nearly 200 … Read more

India’s last-minute coal defense at COP26 hid the role of China, US

At the end of more than two weeks of global climate talks, India downplayed language on coal use. But India’s direct resistance to the final text of the Glasgow climate accord helped hide the role played by China and even the US in the weak outcome. The dramatic process of amending the final text unfolded … Read more

COP Scorecard: What did two weeks of climate talks really achieve?

Fourteen days of talks and a few all-nighters at a sprawling, heavily disinfected convention center in Glasgow, Scotland, produced some successful pledges, a tougher set of rules on carbon markets and some big aspirations to be tested against reality over the years. Will happen. ahead. Here is a snapshot of the most important results. coal … Read more

COP26: UN conference agrees on pact aimed at preventing climate catastrophe

The UN climate talks in Scotland ended with a global agreement that aims to at least keep alive hopes of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C, and therefore stand a real chance of saving the world from catastrophic climate change. have to keep. Conference president Alok Sharma pushed his GAIL to indicate that there was … Read more

Modi’s COP26 speech: ‘A declaration that India will do things differently’

Climate economist Prof Nicholas Stern – who helped negotiate a $100 billion climate finance assurance in 2009 and led the landmark 2006 ‘Stern Review’ on the economics of climate change – Net Zero, Climate Finance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s COP26 But let’s talk to ET from Glasgow. declarations and what developing countries like India stand … Read more