The temptation of a sunscreen to cool the planet

Source: Mint Relevance: Fighting climate change and its impacts. Synopsis: Analysis of Solar-Geo engineering as a possible solution against effects of global warming. An analysis. Context In the background of the latest IPCC report on climate change, expectations from 26th United Nation Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) have increased. However, as the effects of global warming… Continue reading The temptation of a sunscreen to cool the planet

Sunscreens damage corals; and this should bother India too

Source: Down to Earth Context: Recently, Thailand banned the use of sunscreen to protect its corals from their adverse impacts. Palau and Hawaii have also imposed similar restrictions in the past. This highlights the harmful impacts the chemicals in these creams have on the environment. Why sunscreen is considered harmful for corals It contains various… Continue reading Sunscreens damage corals; and this should bother India too