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Climate Change Tracker: The world fries in intense summer heat

New Delhi, Sept. 17 -- 2020 has been another year of fires. In a trend that keeps repeating every year nowadays, first there were wildfires in the Arctic, followed by fires in the Amazon and now wildf... Read More


The Premier League is back

New Delhi, Sept. 12 -- It seems like a trick of the mind that just over two months ago, the Premier League ended in a sterile atmosphere of empty stadiums, canned crowd noises for TV viewers, and Live... Read More


Climate Change Tracker: The world is closing in on a crucial heat threshold

New Delhi, Sept. 11 -- Ever since the entire world went into lockdown mode by end-March, the silver lining that many have been expecting in an otherwise devastating 2020 is that this might help reduce... Read More


FIGHTING RACISM WITH WIT, FLAIR AND HORROR

New Delhi, Sept. 11 -- HP. Lovecraft died in 1937. It took till 2011 for the literary world to confront his virulent racism. That year, writer Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death received the prestigious... Read More


How Lovecraft Country fights racism with wit, flair and horror

New Delhi, Sept. 6 -- H.P. Lovecraft died in 1937. It took till 2011 for the literary world to confront his virulent racism. That year, writer Nnedi Okrafor's Who Fears Death received the prestigious ... Read More


All creatures great and small

New Delhi, Sept. 4 -- Before I began reading Janaki Lenin's delightful collection of essays, Every Creature Has A Story, I didn't know that spiders salivate during sex. I didn't know that chimpanzees ... Read More


Climate Change Tracker: The Amazon rainforest burns again

New Delhi, Sept. 3 -- Exactly a year ago, the worst ever fires were raging in the Amazon rainforest. In August 2019, 30,900 separate fires burned through the Brazilian Amazon, causing an international... Read More


Climate Change Tracker: Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in 23 years

New Delhi, Aug. 27 -- The most emblematic and visible outcome of global heating is the loss of ice at the poles. According to the landmark 2019 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) repo... Read More


How global warming has led to an uncertain s

New Delhi, Aug. 21 -- June-September are the monsoon months according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). With more than half the season over, India is looking again at uneven rains. Accord... Read More


Climate Change Tracker: The rising threat of humid heatwaves

New Delhi, Aug. 20 -- In a recent episode of the Mint Climate Change Tracker podcast, I'd asked climatologist Chirag Dhara about some of the effects of the climate crisis on India that he's personally... Read More