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Directing Human activities in a way that Nature can thrive

By Aditi Kale

The Covid-19 Lock-downs exposed humans to less familiar but melodious sounds too — those of the biodiversity like birds, animals, and insects around us. Cities near mountains saw picturesque back-drops and even snow-clad mountains. And some cities at least saw the horizon due to less pollution. The lesson is common — Nature will revive if we let it!

The reason for the lock-down was a really sad and enormous setback for humanity. A marine ecologist at an American University was stressed as he had to abandon his study, on the effects of tourism and fishing on humpback whales in Antarctica. But on returning home the pandemic offered an unprecedented opportunity for similar studies of whales at Monterey Bay, USA near him.

Are we really ready?

By Rasika Nachankar

Our Earth and Humanity are facing a far bigger vulnerability than COVID-19 because of changing climate. But, are we really aware about it? Are we really building resilience to tackle this vulnerability i.e. Climate Change? This blog aims to explain climate vulnerability and the importance of climate resilience.

Don’t we fix the vulnerabilities or weaknesses of our life which we know will hurt us in the future? Yes. Of course! For example, in this COVID-19 pandemic, we went for the lockdown option even after knowing the fact that it is going to hamper our economy. Why? Because… we were aware of the truth that building resilience for this vulnerability i.e. …

By Aditi Kale

We are not facing a choice between Growth and Sustainability but between unsustainable growth and survival. Hence, sustainability for survival is a very easy choice to make. The two questions that remain are — How we can achieve sustainability and Whether we will achieve it. The answer to the first question is a YES, given the existing research and technology findings. The answer to the second question, also from existing research and technology findings, is a NO. This blog explores the intricacies of these questions and tries to answer them.

Words like Sustainability, Economic Growth, Green Growth, Climate Change, Global Warming, Greta Thunberg, Climate Strikes are becoming commonplace now. But except for Greta who is only 17 years old, all these topics are at least half a century old. What’s new is the growing body of evidence in the form of huge costs of not addressing environmental issues and leaving them for the Future. The consequences predicted in that ‘Future’ are already happening now. And furthermore, we are meeting our present needs by compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. …

The unseen Price tag

By Prithviraj Lingayat

SALE, OFFER, BUY, 100% CASHBACK, HURRY, REWARDS, PREMIUM, LIMITED, FREE, EXCLUSIVE and ENDS FAST. Do these words look familiar to you? So, do they always appear on your mobile apps, social media accounts, newspapers, TV, billboards, etc.? If yes, then welcome to the club of consumers, a worldwide group with billions of members, all targets of multi-national companies, who are trying to convince you that your ultimate happiness only lies in buying, accumulating things which you don’t need (with money you don’t have).

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Source: Book cover- Hyper-Inflation

We are Consumers, we’re the by-products of a lifestyle obsession — Tyler Durden (Fight…

Here’s a brief introduction to the Economics of Environmental Pollution

By Siddharth Bhagwat

Polluting the environment might be cheap today but at some point, we might have no clean air to breathe or water to drink and it might even end up draining our pockets! One way or the other, it will come back to bite us! So, here’s a brief anecdote to the Economics behind the whole pollution conundrum…

IS polluting really cheap? Are we really trying to understand the true value of polluting our environment i.e., the air, water, soil; and unhealthy human lifestyle? We may have stopped fighting World Wars but the conflict not only within ourselves but also among humans & the environment has begun to rise; and unfortunately, it has reached a stage where urgent action must be taken to negate the damage done to the Earth’s Environment. …

By Prof Amitav Mallik 4th June 2020

Everyone agrees that things will not be the same as before after this Corona virus crisis but there is not much clarity on what all will change and how things may change. While physical distancing and wearing masks etc. will be the new social norm, actually what is really new is the fear of individual level vulnerability to invisible impending danger and that will underscore the human behavior in times of stress in future.

Everyone knows that this is not the last pandemic or the last crisis and future global crisis situations could be more frequent and more intense. Climate crisis is also invisible like pandemic and growing silently. …

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