Bellandur Lake’s ghastly snow has been around for at least a decade, its flammable froth just one more piece in a long tale of decline that has caught far fewer headlines than the lake’s current flirtation with death
As the Challakere kavals are turned into a strategic research complex, hard questions remain about whom these grasslands belong to – and what they really are.
Ulsoor Lake is one of the last strongholds in a water-starved city whose hundreds of old reservoirs have largely been drained to be built upon or reduced to dumping grounds in the last 40 years.
The Paris Agreement has been signed, as of Saturday December 12, and Le Bourget is closing up shop. The forty thousand people gathered there have largely dispersed; thousands more floating on the fringes of COP21 are also leaving. And Paris, which has been beautifully welcoming (every metro station […]
Even at this very late stage, debates still rage in closed-off negotiating rooms while a very sleep deprived civil society tries to make its voice heard.
The trouble is, although the Paris agreement is going to be more than we had before, that isn’t saying much: we still have to make up for decades of relative inaction now.
That climate scientists are at COP21, broadcasting their work to the public and policymakers, shows that they’ve decided the risk of not being heard in the debate outweighs the risk of being misunderstood.
A 1.5 ºC limit does not guarantee that we will manage to stay beneath it – but getting the words right in a legal agreement can give us a good foundation for future action.
Paris: When chunks of glaciers break off, or “calve,” they don’t slip smoothly off to sea. Underneath a layer of loosely packed snow, the ice seems almost to roll, thrusting up into the sky before pitching down to water. Beneath the snow that crumbles into the sea are […]
Paris: I am lying on the ground with my face turned to the Eiffel Tower, which rises perhaps half a kilometre away into an improbably beautiful sky. I have to be careful about shifting my feet and my head so I don’t hit the individuals at either end: together, […]
The battle lines are still the same: Will the west accept responsibility for its historic emissions by paying for the cost of greenhouse gas cuts and adaptation to climate change in the developing world?
Anjali Vaidya reports from Paris on Day 4 of the UN climate change conference.
Representatives from the small island states of the world are here at COP21 begging for a deal that will restrict temperature rise to 1.5 ºC.
Anjali Vaidya’s day-2 dispatch from the COP21 in Paris discovers awareness at the summit of how a changing climate is forcing people to become refugees in their own countries.
Anjali Vaidya from Paris on the opening day of the international climate change conference.
For millennia, lives across South Asia have beat to the monsoon’s largely predictable rhythm. So, what if that rhythm changes course?