Daily Reading – 20/09/14

Even the rich are not spared: great article on drought and its consequences in California.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11094232/Super-rich-make-last-stand-against-California-drought.html With Navratri coming: glad they are still making idols with clay and straw: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/geetanjali-krishna-making-gods-for-a-living-114091901324_1.html Inspiring organization: Siruthuli in Coimbatore - all about recharging the groundwater, afforestation & waste management: http://siruthuli.com/

Daily Reading – 17/09/14

A great endorsement of pricing CO2 emissions from the corporate angle:  http://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/energy-ceo-california-shows-how-carbon-pricing-can-reduce-emissions-cost-effectively?hootPostID=414f71427b0494a772a16cf9bee36a7d What if we didn't have to sacrifice growth, jobs etc. to protect our climate. A new report: http://newclimateeconomy.report/overview/ And then you have these; 97% of scientists agree the world is warming and humans are responsible for that. But this institution is balancing this …

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Daily Reading – 16/09/2014

Watch what you drink: When you combine water scarcity and lax implementation of regulation, you get: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Delhi/Lives-at-risk-with-10000-illegal-bottled-water-units-in-Delhi/articleshow/41946231.cms Arctic sea ice: a brief hiatus but no change in trend line decline yet: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ More food per drop: comparison of water needs for various crops/livestock: http://www.vrg.org/environment/water_brochure.php Great site on the same: http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=files/home And the bare bones: slightly heavy reading, …

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A bit of humour: http://www.citylab.com/weather/2014/09/the-scientific-consensus-on-climate-change-illustrated-in-cartoons/379922/ Mitigation: what cities are doing to adapt: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/sep/15/indian-cities-climate-change-surat?CMP=twt_gu And we were worried about droughts: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/no-rain-for-decades-stand-by-for-the-megadroughts-scientists-warn-9732483.html China seems to be doing quite well on reducing carbon intensity (the degree to which a countries economy is dependent on carbon-based fuels). Unfortunately, Germany, Brazil (!!) and France (!!) have done poorly: http://www.citylab.com/tech/2014/09/a-major-accounting-firm-just-ran-the-numbers-on-climate-change/379994/

Today’s Reading List – 09/09/14

The Way Ahead: Fascinating. How Sweden has managed to solve the problem of (a) managing its waste; (b) reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels.: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/developmental-issues/99-per-cent-of-swedens-waste-is-now-reused/articleshow/41962012.cmshttps://sweden.se/nature/the-swedish-recycling-revolution/http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/10/17/is-burning-garbage-green-in-sweden-theres-little-debate/Interesting point: the CH4 (methane) generated from landfills has twice the warming potential as the CO2 (carbon dioxide) generated from burning the waste to produce energyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste-to-energy#HistoryAnother way to combust biowaste - …

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On the changing nature of rain: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/sunita-narain-how-the-monsoon-has-changed-114090700762_1.htmlWe will act if it impacts us: Fallout of the unequal impacts of climate change: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9bec7772-34e6-11e4-ba5d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3ChWLOUkEPearls before swine: how we wantonly waste our most precious resource: http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/forfeited-treasure-status-irrigation-tanks-karnatakaWhere it will come together: http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/We need to protect the protectors: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-loses-more-foresters-than-any-other-country/articleshow/42013009.cms