Category: Climate Change

Dr. Roxy Mathew Koll: “Warming Indian Ocean means a Weakening Indian Monsoon”


Above: All-India Summer Monsoon (June-September) Rainfall Anomalies during 1871-2015. Note that since 1950s, not only has the incidence of droughts increased, but rainfall in the excess of 10% has also decreased markedly Source: IITM Paper Interanual Variations of Indian Summer Monsoon…

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Farmers, Rivers and the Environment in Union Budget 2016-17


Above: Canals of Tillari Project, on of the AIBP Project supported in Union Budget 2016-17, unused and derelict Photo: Parineeta Dandekar Massive expenditure on Large Dams will only help contractors The Union Budget 2016-17 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley…

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CHENNAI FLOODS: Cities today, countryside tomorrow?

Chennai Airport bang in the Adyar river

Above: Chennai International Airport & the Adyar river GUEST BLOG by: Manoj Misra ( Chennai is going through the same hell today that Mumbai did in July 2005, Surat in August 2006, Ambala and Moradabad in 2010 and Srinagar and…

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COP21: Climate Initiatives Must Not Include Large Hydropower Projects- NGOs


Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), International Rivers, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) December 3, 2015 In a global manifesto released today, a coalition of more than 300 civil society organizations…

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IEA concludes INDCs will not limit warming to 2 °C; focus on India without any push to the OECD countries to reduce consumption

IEA World Energy Outlook cover page

It’s not everyday that the Washington Post features India in headlines, so when on Diwali day, that happened[1] in the context of publication of International Energy Agency’s[2] World Energy Outlook 2015[3], it was noteworthy. The IEA report has worrying conclusion…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin 09 Nov 2015 (Maharashtra Drought-1420 more villages included in affected list)

The State will seek a Rs. 4,300-crore package for providing succour to over 16,000 drought-affected villages. File photo: Vivek Bendre

The State will now seek a Rs. 4,300-crore package for providing succour to over 16,000 drought-affected villages. Earlier State Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Eknath Khadse had declared over 14,708 villages drought-affected. He now said that the State’s assessment by October 31…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin Nov 02, 2015 (Festival Fishing on occasion of Kati Bihu in Assam)

Fishing Festival

People of a village in Morigaon district of Assam fish in groups to celebrate ‘Kati Bihu’ on Sunday. The festival is closely related to agriculture, celebrated on the first day of the Kati month of the Assamese calendar. It is…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin Oct 26, 2015 (Saving Tigers is Saving Rivers, Story of once dry Tamirabarani River )


Tamirabarani teaches: Saving tiger is saving river  After Kalakkad-Mundanthurai was declared tiger reserve in 1992, Tamirabarani river has regained its perennial status. Though shorter than Cauvery and Vaigai, Tamirabarani has always held a special place in the state. It started…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin Oct 19, 2015 (Migratory birds keep away from NCR due to warm weather)

Demoiselle cranes, with their young ones, spotted at a lake in the Osian town of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan. Osian is not the usual destination for these cranes. Phalodi, also in Jodhpur district, gets them in hordes during winter

Sardar Sarovar Dam gates can’t be closed till last person displaced is rehabilitated: SC. CIC tells centre to give Polavaram project info to RTI applicant Scrap Renuka dam if Centre-HP row can’t be sorted out: SC State orders release of…

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SANDRP critique of India’s NAPCC: There is little hope here

Cover page of SANDRP's NAPCC critique

For Full report, see: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this study is to provide an Indian civil society view on the contents of the Indian government’s national action plan to confront the threat posed by climate change. The study aims…

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