Category: Climate Change

Vegan Diet

Shifting to a Vegan Diet – Good for Health and Environment

Out of all Greenhouse gas emissions, 26 % comes from the food sector. Animal Products account for 58 % of the total emissions from the food sector. Half of all farmed emissions come from beef and lamb only. What is a Vegan Diet? Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of the diet or the philosophy is known as a Vegan. – Wikipedia  It was coined in 1944 by a small group of vegetarians who broke away from the Leicester Vegetarian Society in England from the Vegan Society. The term...

10 Myths About climate

10 Myths About Climate Change

There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding among people about climate change.Over time people have developed certain myths about climate change. It is very important that we make ourselves aware of these myths and do not take things as they are told by anyone. Let’s try to bust these myths one by one. Myth No.1 – THE EARTH’S CLIMATE HAS ALWAYS CHANGED:  Yes it true that in the 4.5 billion years history of Earth, there has been a lot of changes in the climate. But the drastic rise in temperature and increase in severity of disasters cannot be explained by natural cycles of warming and cooling. The changes that would...

Montreal Protocol

Montreal Protocol – the world’s most successful treaty

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller” In 1987, countries around the world came together to sign it. Their mission? To save the ozone layer and signed the world’s most successful treaty – the Montreal Protocol.  Without the treaty, the hole in the Antarctica ozone would have been 40% larger in 2013. Phasing out 99% of ozone-depleting chemicals in refrigerators, air conditioners and other products. What is the Ozone layer and why is it required? The ozone layer or ozone shield is a region of Earth’s stratosphere (layer in the earth’s atmosphere) that absorbs most of the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation. It contains a high...

Aerofarms

Growing Food Without Soil and Chemicals in Factories – Aerofarms

You must have seen food being processed in factories, but could you have imagined growing food inside factories and that too without soil! – Aerofarms has made it into reality. Using 95% less water than traditional farming with 390 times the productivity per square foot than a commercial farm. Saving 70% of the water that goes into agriculture globally. What is AeroFarms? Having headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, they are built inside abandoned steel mills. They are basically farms where mostly leafy eatable plants are produced. It is not just farm, it is more like full-stack vertical farms and world-class experts changing the way plants are understood. AeroFarms is on a...

Food waste reality

Food Waste, Shocking Reality! – you must know

“Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet.” – Tristram Stuart Of all the food produced in the world, one-third is never consumed which equates to nearly 1.3 billion tons every year.  At the same time, 815 million people are hungry and the global economy loses $940 billion annually from food loss. Food decomposing releases Methane (CH4), a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than Carbon Dioxide (CO2).  If it were a country, food loss and waste would be the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the USA. In fact, according to experts from the University of Birmingham,...

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy – innovation the world has been waiting for!

By the middle of the century, the demand for energy will be twice as it is now, we immediately need a source of energy that can fulfill this demand, besides being sustainable. Could you have imagined that there is a source of renewable energy which is 1000s times larger than oil and gas fields combined together? Yes, there is a source that is not much explored and it is found under our feet – geothermal energy.  What is Geothermal Energy? Geothermal energy is the thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. The geothermal energy of the Earth’s crust originates from the original formation of the planet and from radioactive decay...

Young Climate Change Activists

Can youth save our Earth?

“I want you to feel as the house is on fire because it is.” – Greta Thunberg In this generation, youth literacy is the highest in comparison to previous generations. As per data from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), the youth literacy rate has increased from 83 to 91% over the past two decades. They understand the seriousness and importance of Climate Change and are also coming up with interesting solutions. As per the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY), youth participation and involvement in environment preservation requires a comprehensive approach. Youth is ready to engage in platforms related to the conservation of the environment at the local, national and...

Earth is heating

Is Climate really changing?

“Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal.”–Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change July 2019 was the warmest month ever recorded on Earth. According to data from NASA, the average temperature over the month of July 2019 was 2.34°C above the average temperature calculated for the years from 1980 to 2015 and used as a reference period for the chart. The Arctic ice pack reached a historic low in July (19.8% below average), as did the Antarctic ice pack, which reached its smallest extent for July in 41 years of observations. The last 10 years have been the hottest ever recorded, says the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and...