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23rd December – Renewable energy is the way forward

In a span of just seven days recently, two varying bits of information emerged on the climate change front for India. The first is that India lost 2,018 lives in 2018 due to the fallout of this crisis; and The second is that the country entered the league of top ten nations in Climate Change …

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11th December – Climate treaty at a tipping point

The annual Climate Summit, with increasing levels of concentration of greenhouse gases, raises questions on global climate policy. Issue – The policy problem is that the Climate Treaty considers symptoms (emissions of greenhouse gases), rather than the causes (use of natural resources). What drove climate change? Three shifts in natural resource use have taken place …

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17th October – What a carbon tax can and can’t achieve against climate change?

Profound uncertainty about the impact of climate change means that estimates of the social cost of carbon have been all over the place. Consider two of the most influential estimates that were released in recent years. Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics estimated it at $85 per tonne of carbon. William Nordhaus of …

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A strategic approach that could curb global warming

The effects of global warming are already visible. Average temperatures are only 0.8 degree Celsius higher today than in 1880. Yet there is already an increasing frequency of extreme weather events, rising ocean temperatures and disappearing corals, melting glaciers and shrinking polar ice caps, and rising sea levels. Public action has nevertheless been too feeble …

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