Small kindnesses

Nagendra, Harini (2023) Small kindnesses. Deccan Herald.

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This year’s CoP meetings -- the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, held in Dubai -- were either an unmitigated greenwashing disaster or a promising start to international climate action, depending on who you ask. Whichever version you choose to accept, there can be no doubt that our environment is fraying, collapsing, speeding towards disaster. Air pollution is at an all-time high in Indian cities; deaths from stray dog attacks fueled by towering waste dumps; villages and towns are beginning to be submerged by sea-level rise across the Indian coastline; and the collapse of biodiversity is visible around us. The planet continues to warm, invisibly, relentlessly, while world leaders squabble about the difference between ‘transitioning away from’ vs ‘phasing out’ fossil fuels -- small word choices that make a huge difference to policy, and global economics.

Item Type: Newspaper Article
Authors: Nagendra, Harini
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kindness, Opinion, Prism
Subjects: Social sciences > Social problems & services > Other social problems and services
Divisions: Azim Premji University > Research Centre
Full Text Status: Public
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