IPCC report also talks about solutions. Are we listening?

The solutions address not just climate change and its effects but also larger developmental questions.

I have spent the last two days filled with a sense of dread and unease over the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, report outlining the impact of climate change and our vulnerability to it. Hundreds of scientists across the world worked for several years on the report. I don’t want to repeat the grim predictions here. They are traumatic, to say the least, and have been extensively reported.

What is striking about the report—and has not been covered in as much detail—are its extensive discussions on solutions. These solutions address not just climate change and its ghastly …

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Nihar Gokhale

Nihar Gokhale led the Chaos coverage at The Morning Context. Nihar wrote on the environment, the economy and resource conflicts in India. He has reported from across the country on everything from displacement, pollution and environmental violations to land regulation, corruption and human rights. He was earlier associate editor at Land Conflict Watch, and his work has appeared in Scroll, The Wire, IndiaSpend, The Caravan and Mongabay India.

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