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Monsoon at Kabini

Posted by: Sukanta Das on

 

As the Climate suggests, it is raining at regular intervals in Kabini which has had a direct impact on occupancy at our resort. Yet there is a set of clienteles who visit our resort every three months to experience the Forest in all its colours. We are four Naturalists here at Kabini and are having the much awaited free time


The Nuclear Energy Myth

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Nuclear energy is not merely unsafe, it is uneconomical. Carbon neutrality? That's really just wishful thinking for nuclear reactors, if the canvas is expanded to incorporate a 'cradle to grave' scenario. Indian scientists and nucleocrats have learned the art of window dressing cost-benefit analyses from their counterparts

The Future of the Sundarbans

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

There is precious little real on-the-ground cooperation between India and Bangladesh on the issue of climate change and the management of the largest mangrove forest in the world -- the Sundarbans.

 We know, of course, that the Indian Sundarbans has better WILDLIFE management and enforcement than the Bangladesh side. And that


HOW CAN I HELP?

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

SIX STEPS TO MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE:

I get several communications from 'ordinary' people who ask what they can do to REALLY make a difference. Of course this depends on their circumstances and the issues that they want to engage with, but here is what I tend to suggest as a sort of first step:

 1. Expose the wrong doing


Climate Skepticism

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Climate skepticism is emerging from its closet again these days. How I wish we were wrong and the skeptics were right. It would be terrific to buy that hammock, pick out the island on which to string it and relax for the rest of my life! But that is not to be my fate. Sadly the science has proved the skeptics wrong and our work


Should we worry about the US?

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Should we worry about American public opinion? It hardly seems possible, but between 30 & 40% actually believe the world began around 6,000 years ago. People living in Arizona do not accept the reality of climate change and, instead, blame immigrants for the wildfires raging across their