People's Climate Mobilisation
Climate change is having a serious impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of vulnerable citizens across India. The unseasonal hailstorms, erratic monsoon patterns, heat waves, flooding, droughts and other extreme weather events exaggerated by climate change are being witnessed with increasing frequency and severity. While it is beyond dispute that global warming caused by excessive use of fossil fuels is the force behind of extreme weather events, India has failed to act on safeguarding her people to the perils of climate change.
By continuing to depend on coal, for instance, India is not just contributing further to global warming but endangering the lives and livelihoods of millions. Coal as a fuel has run its course in bringing economic growth but the 21st century now needs cleaner, renewable sources of energy to bring sustainable development.
The new Government in India can turn the tide of history and lead a new development pathway that puts its people first before the profits of a few corporations.
Here why coal is not an energy option for India any more:
This is a recent video from NDTV on India’s power crisis:
Here is an article on extreme weather and its impacts on India.
Here is a very recent article by India’s lead climate negotiator from the previous Government Shyam Saran on why India should transition to renewable energy swiftly.