Climate Change is Shifting Earth’s Axis of Rotation

Synopsis-According to a new study, loss of water on land is shifting the earth’s axis of rotation. The reasons behind loss of water are ice melting and human-induced factors [such as excessive groundwater pumping]. Introduction- According to a study published in the Journal Geophysical Research letters, Earth’s axis of rotation has been rotating faster than… Continue reading Climate Change is Shifting Earth’s Axis of Rotation

Reason behind Anthropocene epoch- Capitalism or Socialism?

Source: Indian Express Gs3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution, and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Synopsis: Human race should respect the carrying capacity of the environment in order to survive. Background After World War 2, there has been a significant rise in the emission of carbon dioxide. Emission was caused by the rapid advancement of the manufacturing sector… Continue reading Reason behind Anthropocene epoch- Capitalism or Socialism?

Anthropocene era

What is Anthropocene? The word Anthropocene is derived from the Greek words. Anthropo in greek means “man” and cene in Greek means “new”. Anthropocene is an unofficial unit of geologic time. It describes the time when human activities started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems.  These impacts include global warming, environmental… Continue reading Anthropocene era