DMPQ-Discuss the recent efforts by India to reduce the pollution caused by coal mines.

The impact of mining activities involving drilling, blasting, loading, and transport of coal is the generation and dispersion of suspended particulate matter in the atmosphere for which various air pollution control measures have been prescribed. Generation and propagation of dust are controlled at the source by the installation of fixed sprinklers at CHPs, coal stockyards, … Read more

DMPQ-Adaptation and Acclimatization to Climate crisis is the best way forward to deal with the Climate Change Problem.” Discuss.

. Rising temperatures have led to a sharp increase in climate extreme events in recent years. The current trend of catastrophic climate events results from a mere 0.6 °C temperature rise in the last 100 years. Ignoring low probability risks could be catastrophic for the economy as well as society. COVID-19 could be nature’s warning … Read more

DMPQ-Explain how nature based efforts against climate change crisis can be an effective solution to the problem.

The environment, energy and climate ministers from the ‘Group of 20’ (G20) economies expressed their commitments towards addressing the challenges presented by urbanisation, climate change and biodiversity loss. A major emphasis was placed on the inclusion of nature-based solutions (NbS) in fight against the climate crisis. Nature-based solutions (NbS) to climate change involve conserving, restoring … Read more

DMPQ-What are Urban Heat Islands ? Discuss the causes of their origin.

Urban Heat Islands (UHI) are significantly warmer urban areas than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. Urban Heat Island is a major problem associated with rapid urbanisation. The temperature increase is attributed to deforestation and the construction materials adopted for city building. Usually, under the urban heat island phenomenon, the central regions of … Read more

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