✭ Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists | Conservation | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/14/re-wild-to-mitigate-the-climate-crisis
"If a third of the planet’s most degraded areas were restored, and protection was thrown around areas still in good condition, that would store carbon equating to half of all human caused greenhouse gas emissions since the industrial revolution.
The changes would prevent about 70% of predicted species extinctions, according to the research, which is published in the journal Nature."
✭ Women in South India have more freedom than their northern counterparts. Here’s why https://scroll.in/article/975151/why-do-women-in-south-india-have-more-freedom-than-their-
✭ Tanishq pulls ad showing inter-faith couple, a sign of the angry, fearful times in which we live https://scroll.in/article/975654/tanishq-pulls-ad-showing-inter-faith-couple-a-sign-of-the
It supposedly normalises “love jihad”, a term that has been categorically stated in the Parliament as a non-existent concept.
✭ ‘Not just a dog bite’: why India is struggling to keep rabies at bay | Global health | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/oct/14/not-just-a-dog-bite-why-india-i
Changing the disease’s official status is the key to eradicating rabies. “Only then will people stop treating it as ‘just a dog bite’
✭ Ladakh Buddhists who hailed India’s Kashmir move not so sure now | India | Al Jazeera https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/14/kashmirs-leh-region-demands-constitutional-safeg
…Be careful what you wish for
: “Ladakhis thought once they will get the union territory status, they will be the masters of their own land. But that has proved to be a nightmare for them because a union territory has very little power and most of the decision-making happens in New Delhi.India's energy use
(World's 3rd largest energy user still using 97% fossil fuels)
✭ Less than 3% of India’s energy needs met by hydro, solar, wind and nuclear sources - Energy News India- Power News India, Energy, Oil and Gas News https://www.energyinfrapost.com/less-than-3-of-indias-energy-needs-met-by-hydro-solar-wind
Energy policy of India: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_policy_of_India
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres slams India for coal subsidies: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-slams-india-for-coal-subsidies/article32464190.ece
✭ India’s potential for integrating solar and on- and offshore wind power into its energy system | Nature Communications https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18318-7
meet 80% of anticipated 2040 power demand supplanting the country’s current reliance on coal.