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Understanding the human face of climate change

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By Bhavani Prakash In September 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth assessment report based on peer reviewed science, that it was ‘extremely likely’ that humanity is to blame for global warming.  It mentioned that global temperatures are likely to rise by 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 from pre-industrial revolution levels. […]

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January 4th, 2014 | Posted in Climate Change | Read More »

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: Project Green Hands and Tree Planting in Tamil Nadu

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

By Bhavani Prakash It is a rare opportunity indeed to meet someone who deeply understands the connect between ourselves and the living planet, and is taking direct action in terms of mobilising people into planting millions of trees, whilst simultaneously giving the practical tools to profoundly change one’s own inner wellbeing. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder […]

September 1st, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

India’s Coal Rush (Video)

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By Bhavani Prakash One of the things that easily catches one’s attention during a train journey in India is the so-called ‘goods’ trains that ferry coal to and fro many parts of the nation. While railways have provided a vast network of sustainable transport options for millions of Indians every day, it is still predicated on […]

March 28th, 2012 | Posted in Climate Change,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Power Shift 2011

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“Power Shift is the name of an annual youth summit which has been held in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Other Power Shift Conferences are also being organised by members of the International Youth Climate Movement including Africa, Japan and India. The focus of the events is on climate change policy. […]

May 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Activism,Behaviour Change,Climate Change | Read More »

Video Review – Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

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By Bhavani Prakash Zeitgeist roughly translates from German into “spirit of the times.”  The movie Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, directed by Peter Joseph was released globally on January 25th, 2011 as a sequel to “Zeitgeist“(2007) and is available to everyone free for non-commercial use as a public commons. I haven’t watched the 2007 movie at the […]

January 29th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

The Climate Challenge: Voices from Pakistan

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By Bhavani Prakash The effect of climate change is often reflected in erratic weather patterns. This was revealed in Sindh province of Pakistan last year in the form of devasting floods. According to a PBS report, ” Even today, four months on, hundreds of thousands of people in the southern Sindh province are still in tent […]

January 6th, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change | Read More »

Dr Vandana Shiva’s Sydney Peace Prize Lecture: Time to End War on Earth

Dr Vandana Shiva  - Source: Wikipedia

By Bhavani Prakash The end of December is a not only a good time to reflect upon the year that has passed, but also to take stock of why we are here on this planet as human beings. “Do we have a higher end?” is a question to which every individual, every society, every civilisation […]

December 26th, 2010 | Posted in Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Songs on Climate Change

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Asha Edmund is an award winning Singaporean singer and composer, steadily making a name in the international dance music scene. Earlier she shared with us some of her favourite Songs For the Environment. She’s back with a bang against the backdrop of the Climate Change talks at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, with her choice of […]

December 1st, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change | Read More »

Climate Change in Bangladesh (Videos)

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The UK non-profit organisation, Oxfam has released a series of videos that show how much of a day-to-day reality Climate Change is for the people of coastal areas of Bangladesh.  It’s interesting that all those featured here are women, young and old.  A Treehugger article brought out the reality that women are more likely to […]

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change | Read More »

Climate Refugees

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An important eco-film making a debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival at Utah, USA  is Climate Refugees,”  by Michael Nash  who also directed the critically acclaimed movie on oil and biofuels called “Fuel.”   The festival is running between 21st and 31st of January 2010. According the movie spotlight by the Sundance Film Festival 2010 which features “Climate […]

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,Climate Change | Read More »

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