Spots on Blue #2 - Assessment

In the month of June, India released its first climate assessment report. This official report made out of studies done by Government scientific institutions has been released publicly.

Although, It was highlighted that this assessment was not carried out on individual cities, instead it was captured as the climate trend observed in the metropolitans (Kolkata, Mumbai, NCR,…).

Mr. Harsh Vardhan, Earth Minister of India, said that the study also covered the regions around the major river basins, Karakoram Range and Hind Kush Himalayas. He mentioned that the reports have shown a rise in India’s average temperature by 4.4 degree Celsius by the end of the century.

The sea level has been predicted to rise by 100 cm, while the intensity of cyclones hitting the tropical coasts will increase. The report depicts 3 to 4 times increase in heat waves in the northern plains. In addition to this chaos, it has been noted that the eastern coasts will become prone to floods. And the droughts will become dangerously frequent in humid regions and Central Parts of India.

Researchers believe that we might bring the predictions true if we all just keep movin’ the way we do. Endless debates, Innumerable news columns, thousands noteworthy speeches, millions of paragraphs, years of introspections yet we fail to stop our careless act. We know; yet we will to bring the doom at our doors.

We will face consequences to all our actions, these forthcomings cannot be stopped. But we can act somehow, somewhat change our daily movements and get ready to suffer climate’s right hook.

Either we can argue about the harmlessness of Climate Change. Or we accept our mistakes and try preparing for the worse.

India performed a climate assessment, and it is believed that the report will provide a perspective to the policy makers, with which they can redirect our regular movements in the right direction. An assessment like this one, even at a smaller scale can provide a lots of neglected information to ignorant people like me and you.

Yes, talking about climate change doesn’t mean that we are actively participating in saving the environment. It’s harsh, but if the world goes down the next day, we will be equal parts responsible.

“There is compelling scientific evidence that human activities have influence these changes in regional climate. Human Induced climate change is expected to continue apace during the 21st Century.”
- M Rajeevan (Secretary , MoES)

We need to assess ourselves

Being skeptical about climate change isn’t wrong. Asking questions is good, it is appreciated. But denying it is not practical.

We need to be down to earth. We are not here to save the planet, but our own existence.

The first step to deal with these spots on blue, the most basic step to handle the consequences is to put ourselves through an assessment. Examine your actions, check them in which means are you contributing to worsen the environment. We should examine the waste we generate, it's quantity and ways of its treatment.

Give time to this assessment, do a little research, invest time to study about waste. Get to know what action of yours fall under the category of blunder and harmful in regards to the environment.

For a little insight on Climate Change - Check out Spots on Blue #1.

Also, check out IPCC climate assessment reports.

For the next step, we will talk about people who already have put on a rebellion against this crisis.

Till then,

Safety & Peace

- Nikhil Ranjan


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