Articles by: Sagar Dhara

To avoid catastrophes India should adopt a risk minimization for all policy

To avoid catastrophes India should adopt a risk minimization for all policy

COVID-19—a gray rhino event COVID-19 is a gray rhino event, an event that is highly probable and with a large impact. It can be seen well in advance due to its size and early warning signs, but which are ignored. Now over a year into the pandemic, India remains completely unprepared for COVID-19’s second wave.  India did not foresee COVID-19[Read More…]

by 08/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Climate crisis: Is there a Savitri to Save the World from Climate Catastrophe?

Climate crisis: Is there a Savitri to Save the World from Climate Catastrophe?

In the days of yore, Savitri saved Satyavan The legend of Savitri and Satyavan in the Hindu mythological epic, the Mahabharat, is a love story. Savitri, a beautiful princess, marries Satyavan, a penniless woodcutter, despite Sage Narada warning her that Satyavan, is a dead man walking. A year later, on the day of reckoning, Yama, the God of death, comes[Read More…]

by 11/01/2020 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
COP gets it upside down: the climate crisis calls for supply side management and justice

COP gets it upside down: the climate crisis calls for supply side management and justice

COP 25: Hiring a thief to guard one’s home The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded its 25th Conference of Parties (COP 25) meeting in Madrid on 14 November 2019, where it discussed how to tackle the growing climate crisis. After nearly a fortnight’s deliberations by representatives of nearly 200 nations, COP 25 closed without a satisfactory[Read More…]

by 10/01/2020 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Delhi’s air pollution woes require an out of the box solution

Delhi’s air pollution woes require an out of the box solution

Every October as the rains recede, Delhi prepares to choke on poisoned air which peaks for 3 months from around Deepawali. This year the Delhi Government even asked public for suggestions on how to cope with these recurrent foul air episodes, which was particularly bad this year. PM2.5 (particulate matter below 2.5 microns in diameter) concentrations, a good surrogate for[Read More…]

by 30/11/2019 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection