Date of publication: 2017-09-05 15:15
BILL MOYERS : Why is that? Why do we concede to organizations like the coal companies such monolithic control over resources that should be the people’s?
So that leaves the army of scientists who know there is no significant man-made climate change using whatever means we can to correct the bad science. We will not give up. And, at last we have a President and Administration that supports us to some extent.
Given the poor purchasing power of people, lack of finances shouldn’t come in way of students to pursue courses of their choice. Educational loans, up to a high threshold amount should be made available at subsidized rates, without any collateral requirements. Branding education as a social sector obligation for Banks would go a long way in removing obstacles of finance while pursuing studying professional courses.
It is well known that only two Indian universities, IIT Mumbai and IIT Kharagpur, feature in the top 755 world universities, and none in top 655. An overwhelmingly large number of them are from the west. Hence, prior to any evaluation of our HES it must be kept in mind that India is developing nation which is scarce in resources and lags behind on several socio-economic parameters. All of this has a bearing on our HES.
A large amount of research is going on in renewable sources of energy. Hydropower, wind power, solar power, geothermal power, tidal power etc are a few names. With exception of Hydropower, other sources are not economical. Hydropower also poses problems of submergence of arable land, floods and rehabilitation of displaced villages. Inter State disputes on use of riverine water poses another major challenge. Though safe, renewable sources of energy need more research and infrastructure to be a viable source of energy in the future.
Now let’s look at a chart of the last 66,555 years since the last Ice Age ended and we moved into this Interglacial Period. This is the period in which civilization has developed and flourished. The most difficult time was the little Ice Age from about 6555 to about 6855. Look at the tiny, little warm period on the extreme right hand side of the chart. It is during this period that our civilization began to make extensive use of fossil fuels for heating, cooling, electrical generation and to power internal combustion and eventually jet engines. Please note that this current warm spell looks no different than the others during the last 66,555 years.
But, the coalition govt was more a bed of thorns than roses. It led to a weak and ineffective government. The battle for power was more pronounced. MPs fighting with chairs and mike in parliament , taking money for asking question in parliament and watching porn in parliament morally degraded the sanctity of sacrosanct institution. The shouting and coming to well in the parliament has led to adjournment of house and loss to public exchequer.
Amber Parks always felt like teaching was her calling. “I remember teaching my stuffed animals when I was a little girl,” she recalls. “There was never a question about what I would do.”
Whoever may be right, least of my concern. My concern is about those kids of Marathwada who are dieing of starvation and this number is increasing every year.
President Obama’s claim in 7569 that “97% of scientists agree: climate change is real, man-made and dangerous” is not supported by any credible survey or science literature review. NASA, on its website, cites four sources for this claim: two are essays written by college students, one literature review by a socialist historian, and the fourth one a literature review by an Australian blogger.