Introduction India produces 277 million tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, according to a 2016 estimate. This amount is equal to 13% of the global waste. At present, India only has 1604 solid waste treatment plants to treat this waste. They too, are not operating at their maximum capacity. So on an average, India recycles… Continue reading Legacy Waste management in India – Explained Pointwise
Table of contents: What is Dam? How dams are aiding disasters? Dams aided disasters in the past Vulnerability of Indian dams Government Initiatives to improve dam safety Suggestions to make dams disaster-resilient Rishiganga dam in Uttarakhand was recently destroyed by the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood and intensified the GLOF in the region. This is not… Continue reading Link between Dam and Natural disasters – Explained Pointwise
Recently a glacial burst has occurred in Nanda Devi glacier in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. 19 bodies have been recovered so far and over 150 persons went missing in the glacial outburst. Many geologists issued warnings that these types of climate-related disasters are going to increase. They all pointed out global warming as a major contributing… Continue reading Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Uttarakhand -Explained
Green energy initiatives are one of the most focused sectors in Budget 2021. India is already the 4th largest country in terms of total Renewable Energy installed capacity in the world. With the help of budgetary allocation and private participation, India has all the chances to be a global leader in green energy. But it… Continue reading Green Energy Initiatives in Budget 2021- Explained
Recently, The Finance Minister announced the “Vehicle Scrapping Policy” in her Budget speech. The policy will phase out older, inefficient and polluting vehicles. Apart from that, the policy will also promote the use of more environment-friendly vehicles and reduce the oil import bill. But it is not an easy task and has a few challenges… Continue reading Vehicle Scrappage Policy and the associated challenges: Explained
Climate Ambition Summit, co-hosted by the UK, France, and the UN, on the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Agreement has brought back the debate on the fairness issues regarding the Net Zero targets and the pathways regarding greenhouse gas emission reduction. Status of emission reduction Countries were expected to submit their upgraded national target… Continue reading What is net zero target? How fair and realistic these targets are?
About Paris Agreement (COP 21) As the Kyoto Protocol ultimately failed to induce significant emission reductions on a global scale, the Paris Agreement was adopted at the COP21 held in Paris. It aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change and specifies long-term goals regarding global average temperatures, adaptation to climate… Continue reading Progress on Paris Climate Change Agreement: In India and world
News: Cyclone Burevi has weakened into a deep depression as its interaction with a landmass in Tamil Nadu has slowed its movement and intensity. Cyclonic disturbances are rapid weather systems, which include weather depressions, deep depressions, and tropical cyclones (of severe, very severe, extremely severe, and super cyclonic storms depending on their intensity). What are… Continue reading How Tropical cyclone are formed?
This article has been created based on The Hindu Editorials: Storm warnings: On weather forecast and Cyclone Nivar appeared on 27th November 2020. Introduction According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Nivar, which crossed the TN coast as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 120 kmph and rain-filled, further weakened as… Continue reading Cyclone Nivar: All about tropical cyclones
With the onset of winters, Delhi Air pollution has started increasing. Delhi’s air quality remains in the ‘poor’ category with stubble burning causing a rise in pollution levels. Air pollution in Delhi and the whole of the Indo Gangetic Plains is a complex phenomenon that is dependent on a variety of factors. The first and… Continue reading Delhi Air pollution on rise: Reasons and initiatives taken