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Science is now unequivocal as to the reality of climate change. However, one facet - its human face - has been dangerously neglected. Until now. Given what the science tells us about global warming, how many people around the world will be affected, in what way, and at what cost?These are the questions that a major new report attempts to answer...

The Congress-led UPA government has come back, to its own surprise, with stronger numbers and a less unwieldy coalition than in its earlier term. Clearly its focus - real and apparent - on the poor and their development challenges has yielded rich dividends to the party. However, and in all honesty, the new UPA government must face up to the...

Just a few months ago, when oil prices started their seemingly unrelenting climb, media interest in the subject was also peaking. However, over a period of time the variations in oil prices have become routine with just the standard line item stating the day’s oil price. Electricity shortages have been with us for so long that we seem to...

The way we design and construct buildings is critical to addressing the climate change challenge given that the building sector currently contributes around 40 per cent of global carbon emissions. Commercial and residential buildings in India account for more than 30% of the country’s total electricity consumption. In view of the growth of...