Today when 98% of the world’s population is busy worrying about climate change and the rest 2% arguing about it being a hoax; do you know how the affected countries are trying to deal with changing conditions? Melting glaciers, increasing sea level, severe floods and drought conditions are changing lives of millions of people. But […]Read More Adapting to Climate Change: Bangladesh
Originally posted on Agenda For Survival:
The Earth’s climate has been evolving since the beginning of time but the manifestations of future catastrophes can now be seen. From frequent earthquakes, drying up of rivers and lakes to the disastrous situation in Kerala, the damage is perceivable. The situation has been demanding remedial measures especially since…
This post is part of a blog series written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Hello there! Your friend H2O is back with another post. Let’s get straight into it! I’m sure by now the picture I’ve painted must have you convinced that I’m as integral to your world as a fake blood supplier to a Tarantino movie. […]Read More Groundwater: The largest source of water that matters
Have you ever wondered why dogs and humans reproduce very differently? Why their litter is so big, often up to 7-8 pups while humans rarely give birth to more than 1 child at a time? Well, there is a reason for it, and it has to do with the rate of mortality or death the […]Read More R-strategists, K-strategists and Survivorship curves: The reproductive adaptations of different organisms
In a world that has been highly reliant on coal and petroleum for centuries, is it difficult to imagine that soon, we shall reach a point where it is no longer economically advisable to do so? Well, believe it or not, that time is soon coming (or is already here). Scientists and industry experts all […]Read More Renewable tipping point: Revolutionizing the global energy market
In India, environmental protection was not much of an issue till the mid-1980’s. That is, environmental protection as a whole was never seriously considered. The government did enact various legislation pertaining to the environment in the 1970’s and 80’s; most notably the Water Act, 1974, Air Act, 1981, Indian Forest Policy, 1988. But it took […]Read More India’s Environment Protection Act, 1986- An overview
When faced with an environmental stress, every living being has the ability to alter its lifestyle, its habits, its physiological processes to a certain degree so that it can accommodate that stress and continue to survive. Humans do it too; when it’s cold, the hair on our body stands, trapping air in between them and […]Read More Extreme adaptations: Organisms can do some crazy things in order to survive!
Well, hello there! I know it has been a while, but with the ever warmer summers that we have been having (thanks for that, by the way) I get extremely busy this time of year. Now that we are back we shall continue our discussion on the effects of oceans on the world climate, and […]Read More How do oceans determine regional climatic conditions-Part II
This post is part of a series of posts written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Welcome back, watermen (no?)! So, in the last couple of posts we talked about the reason for my importance, my structure on an atomic level and the properties it generates, and my role in sustaining life on earth. And we talked about […]Read More How do oceans determine regional climatic conditions? Part I- Effect
(This is a blog series on water, written by Priyadarshan Pandey.) It’s World Water day! Is there a better day to start knowing more about me? I don’t think so! Hello, there! I am your friend (cum creator cum nurturer) H2O, but you can call me Water. In this series of blogs, I will be […]Read More About Water-Why is it so important and what makes it so special?