India’s economic growth, coupled with its urbanisation and swelling population is putting severe pressure on cities’ limited resources. With some of the most polluted cities in the world and increased waste management issues, India needs to adopt circular economy initiatives. Sadly, circularity… [Read more]
Tag: climate crisis
Awash with Worries: Climate Concerns in the U.S.
Between May and June 2020, many people took a break from pandemic routines and election doomscrolling to watch the biblical fires that roared across the West Coast of the U.S. Although U.S. citizens are less concerned with environmental problems than their G20 counterparts, more and more U.S. Americans are worried about the climate, and for good reason. From urban environmental plight, unseasonable rain in the Midwest breadbasket, diminishing crop yields, and larger and more frequent hurricanes barraging the Southeast, to droughts and wildfires plaguing the Southwest – the scale of U.S. environmental and climate catastrophes in 2020 was immense.
Seed Patenting and the Threat to Food Security: The losers of global seed market consolidation
“A country without a patent office and good patent laws is just a crab and can’t travel any way but sideways and backwards,” wrote American novelist Mark Twain. A patent formalises the right of the… [Read more]
Playing with Fire? Green Dreams of Eco-Authoritarianism
Raging forest fires, receding glaciers, or starving polar bears: scientists paint a bleak picture of our planet’s future that might challenge the survival of the human species. Despite this terrifying forecast, liberal democracies in particular… [Read more]
Turning the Tide: The Role of Indigenous Stewardship in Natural Resource Management and Addressing Climate Change
Indigenous communities around the world are living on the frontlines of the climate crisis. As the changing climate threatens the wellbeing of their communities, Indigenous activists are calling for the renewal of nation-to-nation relations and… [Read more]