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  • News update – Ecologise
    Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features News update Written by Ecologise May 27 2015 0 Comments Heatwave to worsen over the years Study Times of India Hyderabad suffers a maximum of five heatwave days in a year According to experts this number will go up to as many as 40 days per year in the future This prediction has been made in a paper titled Climate change scenarios for Hyderabad Integrating uncertainties and consolidation by Matthias K B Ludeke Martin Budde Oleksandr Kit Diana Reckien of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Germany Also read 61 Rise In Heat Stroke Deaths Over Decade Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change study The Guardian UK Most of the glaciers in the Mount Everest region will disappear or drastically retreat as temperatures increase with climate change over the next century according to a group of international researchers The estimated 5 500 glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan HKH region site of Mount Everest and many of the world s tallest peaks could reduce their volume by 70 99 by 2100 with dire consequences for farming and hydropower generation downstream they said As Seas Exchange Heat the Indian Ocean is Becoming a Marine Hothouse Vasudevan Mukunth The Wire Since about 1998 the rate at which the Earth s surface temperature has been becoming hotter due to anthropogenic global warming has slowed In this period the subsurface Pacific Ocean was found to have absorbed a significant amount of heat As it turns out the Pacific has been leaking it into the Indian Ocean for the last decade via currents running along the Indonesian archipelago A team of researchers from France and the US found that the upper 700 m of the Indian Ocean accounted for more than 70 of the global heat gain in 2003 2012 The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit David Roberts Vox com There has always been an odd tenor to discussions among climate scientists policy wonks and politicians a passive aggressive quality and I think it can be traced to the fact that everyone involved has to dance around the obvious truth at risk of losing their status and influence The obvious truth about global warming is this barring miracles

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  • More video interviews by Mansoor Khan – Ecologise
    August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features More video interviews by Mansoor Khan Written by Mansoor Khan May 26 2015 0 Comments Here are some more additions to Mansoor Khan s ongoing series of video interviews with experts in various fields from ecology to energy to economics The interviews take off from the themes covered in Mansoor s book The Third Curve The End of Growth As We Know It View more videos at The Third Curve YouTube channel Claude Alvarez Claude Alvares is an environmentalist based in Goa India He is the editor of the Other India Press publication based in India and the Director of the Goa Foundation an environmental monitoring action group He is a member of the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority of the Ministry of Environment and Forests MoEF and the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee SCMC on Hazardous Wastes constituted by the Supreme Court of India Adam Grubb Adam left a career in IT to pursue becoming backwardly mobile after learning about energy depletion He founded the energy news clearinghouse Energy Bulletin in 2003 which became the most popular website about peak oil on the net He got into permaculture in 2004 and a couple of years later co founded with Dan Palmer the now global permablitz movement His teachers have included luminaries such as David Holmgren Bill Mollison Darren Doherty and others Ashish Kothari Ashish Kothari began working on environment and development issues in his school days in 1978 79 as one of the

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  • Mansoor Khan – Ecologise
    inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features About Mansoor Khan Film director and author Mansoor Khan is an alumnus of IIT Mumbai Cornell University and MIT Boston His book The Third Curve released in 2012 examines the stark and unbridgeable disparity between the compulsions of exponential economic growth and the energy limits imposed on us by the laws of geology thermodynamics and the finiteness of the Earth He regularly gives presentations on this topic to audiences across India His website is http mansoorkhan net You can write to him at acreswildfarm gmail com Posts by Mansoor Khan More video interviews by Mansoor Khan Written by Mansoor Khan May 26 2015 0 Comments ALL POSTS RECOMMENDED VIDEOS Here are some more additions to Mansoor Khan s ongoing series of video interviews with experts in various fields from ecology to energy to economics The interviews take off from the themes covered in Mansoor s book The Third Curve The End of Growth As We Know It View more videos at The Third Curve YouTube channel Claude Alvarez Continue Reading Video The Third Curve interviews by Mansoor Khan Written by Mansoor Khan Dec 20 2014 0 Comments Bookshelf CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY ENERGY GREEN POLITICS INDIA Planning Policy RECOMMENDED Sustainability VIDEOS Author and filmmaker Mansoor Khan has been doing a series of short video interviews with experts in various fields from ecology to energy to economics The interviews take off from the themes covered in his book The Third Curve The End of Growth As We Know It Some of the prominent names interviewed so far are

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  • Bhamy Shenoy: Do we really know where oil prices will go? – Ecologise
    Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Bhamy Shenoy Do we really know where oil prices will go Written by Bhamy Shenoy May 23 2015 0 Comments This article was first published in Industrial Economist Brent crude oil price after reaching a high of 110 per barrel in June of 2014 seems to have reached a floor price of 45 b this January It has gone above 60 b Despite earlier failure to predict oil prices oil experts are again at it to predict where oil prices will go Common person may get the impression that the oil experts can really forecast how the oil prices will behave When Brent was above 100 b at the end of 2013 most experts predicted only a small drop of 2 to 5 from the 2013 price of 109 b There were some experts though very few predicted more than 10 to 20 per barrel Not more than very few had anticipated a drop like the one in 2009 when brent had fallen below 50 Industrial Economist was one exception and the article of March 2014 had discussed the possibility of why it can fall below 50 Just like the current fall in crude oil prices in 2008 after reaching a high of 145 b oil fell to 38 b see Chart 1 However oil did not remain at that floor level for long It took less than a year for it to reach a level of 75 b After fluctuating at that level for few months it started to increase again After reaching 110 b it fluctuated around 100 b for three more years to fall below 50 b this year At the time of the 2008 crude price fall the OPEC surplus capacity was above 5 million barrels per day mmbd According to an IEA estimate current OPEC surplus capacity is about 3 40 mmbd and most of it concentrated in Saudi Arabia and Libya All others are producing close to their maximum capacity IEA forecasts the world demand to increase by about 0 9 mmbd in 2015 and non OPEC supply increase by 0 95 mmbd Non OPEC supply has already been reduced to reflect the drop in oil price The resulting demand for OPEC oil will be around 29 8 mmbd Given the adequate surplus supply capacity it is easy to argue that prices are unlikely to stabilize over 50 b even though price has gone above 60 b In my view it is not possible to predict whether crude oil prices will bounce back as happened

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  • Bhamy Shenoy – Ecologise
    national treasure RAMESHWAR NAYAK on Subhash Palekar From farmer to national treasure Hareesh on Subhash Palekar From farmer to national treasure H R Prakash on When communalists turns on environmentalists Ashok Kundapur on In spite of cool advertising electric cars also damage the environment Tags activism agrarian crisis agriculture air pollution alternatives Books capitalism carbon emissions China Climate Change coal corporate rule deforestation development ecological conflict economic growth education awareness energy extreme weather events food security fossil fuels future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016

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  • News update – Ecologise
    Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features News update Written by Ecologise May 20 2015 0 Comments Fossil fuels subsidised by 10m a minute says IMF The Guardian UK Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of 5 3tn 3 4tn a year equivalent to 10m a minute every day according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund The IMF calls the revelation shocking and says the figure is an extremely robust estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels The 5 3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world s governments The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal oil and gas The IMF Tells a Half Truth Richard Heinberg It s certainly helpful to have an accounting of the externalities of our collective fossil fuel consumption But the choice of the word subsidies over the more precise externalities makes a difference governments can cancel subsidies in the forms of tax breaks and gifts but they can t so easily cancel fossil fuel externalities without curtailing fossil fuel consumption and that s a big job if they re to do it in a way that doesn t entail the rapid uncontrolled collapse of society Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels Larry Elliott The Guardian UK In terms of reducing global poverty capitalism has been a success but this growth has put pressure on the planet The question therefore is whether it is possible to marry two seemingly contradictory objectives Can we imagine a future that is cleaner greener and sustainable one that avoids climate armageddon without abandoning the idea of growth and thus forcing living standards into decline The answer is that it will be hellishly difficult but it is just about feasible if we make the right choices and start making them

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  • Peak Oil: A Graphic Story – Ecologise
    Bala on Subhash Palekar From farmer to national treasure RAMESHWAR NAYAK on Subhash Palekar From farmer to national treasure Hareesh on Subhash Palekar From farmer to national treasure H R Prakash on When communalists turns on environmentalists Ashok Kundapur on In spite of cool advertising electric cars also damage the environment Tags activism agrarian crisis agriculture air pollution alternatives Books capitalism carbon emissions China Climate Change coal corporate rule deforestation development ecological conflict economic growth education awareness energy extreme weather events food security fossil fuels future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Peak Oil A Graphic Story Written by Contributor May 19 2015 0 Comments Australian artist Stuart McMillan has spent over 700 hours creating this amazing cartoon of the life and work of M King Hubbert McMillan writes on his blog about what he aimed to do with

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  • Why Greenpeace is first on the chopping block – Ecologise
    Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Why Greenpeace is first on the chopping block Written by Sajai Jose May 17 2015 0 Comments Sajai Jose As Greenpeace India struggles to stay afloat the real reason why the government wants to shut down the global environmental NGO hasn t got much attention Coal the single biggest source of primary energy in India is at the heart of the Narendra Modi government s ambitious plans to ramp up industrial production in the country Source World Resources Institute A total of 1 199 new coal based thermal power plants with a total installed capacity of more than 1 4 million MW proposed worldwide the lion s share 455 plants are in India according to data from the World Resources Institute India is overwhelmingly dependent on fossil fuels coal oil and gas which meet more than three fourths of the country s energy needs despite Modi s plans to promote alternative energy sources Of the fossil fuels oil and gas account for just about 30 of India s energy needs the bulk imported 80 in the case of crude oil India has abundant reserves of coal the fourth largest in the world Source PwC Coal meets 54 5 of India s energy needs and 61 5 of the installed power generation capacity and plays a key role in industries like steel and cement India is set to more than double its coal consumption by 2035 and become the world s largest coal importer by around 2020 according to the International Energy Agency The cheapest of fossil fuels coal is also the most polluting in terms of carbon emissions Coal burning power plants are the single biggest cause of climate change way ahead of the burning of petroleum in transportation Greenpeace has been at the forefront of a global campaign against coal mining and burning and its Indian wing has mounted several high visibility campaigns against coal burning thermal power plants and coal mining in forest areas Coal India and Adani in the spotlight Especially irksome to the government must have been Greenpeace s targeting of two domestic entities that are also major global players in coal public sector company Coal India India s 5 th most valuable company by market capitalisation at 35 9 billion Rs 2 3 lakh crore and the Gujarat based Adani Group whose promoter Gautam Adani is known to have a close relationship with Modi Source Fossil Free Indexes Coal India is

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