Eutrophication — Green Isn’t Always Good!

Anthropogenic activities have been putting our aquatic life under constant stress! With the rise in greenhouse gas emissions and the corporates and governments defaulting on their emission mitigation pledges, the concentration of carbon dioxide — a gas which traps heat — has been rising in the atmosphere, contributing to the phenomenon of global warming. TheRead More

Coral Bleaching — Global Warming is Destroying Our Corals!

The spiralling concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and our oceans have led to global warming. The marine life has been severely affected by climate change. Marine environmental issues like ocean acidification, ocean deoxygenation, sluggishness in ocean currents continue to deteriorate marine ecosystems which are not only home to a range of animal andRead More

Antarctica — The Sleeping Giant Awakens!

Antarctica, the Southernmost continent, has been often neglected by the media when it comes to reporting the impacts of climate change in this ice-covered landmass. However, recent studies reveal that Antarctica has been warming up and it threatens to drive rapid sea-level rise globally as the climate changes. The West Antarctic peninsula has been amongRead More

Role of Forests in Fight Against Climate Change

Since the beginning of Industrial Age, two centuries ago, the average temperature of the earth has been rising considerably owing to uncontrollable emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere which has been trapping the heat and making the earth hotter. This has led to a sharp rise in the number andRead More

Slowing Ocean Currents and Changing Climate Systems

Oceans cover seventy per cent of our planet and store somewhere around a third of carbon dioxide gas released from anthropogenic activities. This has been warming up our ocean and has resulted in acidification and deoxygenation of seawater affecting marine life drastically. However, there is a more serious threat looming over us which can haveRead More

Expanding Pests Threaten Our Food Security!

With increasing global temperature, climate change repercussions have become more visible in recent years. Our agricultural productivity and net output could reduce drastically owing to warmer conditions which create a favourable environment for pests such as fungi, insects and bacteria. This would mean an additional threat to food security for millions who are already facingRead More