Sunday, 7 July 2013

The "Where" and "Who" of Climate Change Learning : A Blog about WHERE to find the right information and WHO to follow

Climate Change News and Views are all over the place. We see it on the news, read it in the papers and are bombarded with information about it all over the net.

When large amounts of information and opinions are coming at you from all sides, how does one pick and choose the most reliable and relevant information to follow and ingest? How best would one, who is interested in understanding the concept of sustainability, decide on where to even start looking?

Many of us at Climate Miles Pvt. Ltd faced the same problem when we first became part of the movement to bring the knowledge and understanding of Sustainability to India. India is still a pre-schooler in the world of understanding Sustainability but hopes to graduate soon and play with the big boys in the near future. This precisely is what Climate Miles Pvt. Ltd has been trying to achieve since the year 2009 when we were just a small carbon foot-printing firm which was incubated at CIIE-IIM-A (Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship – Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad).  Climate Miles Pvt. Ltd is built on a learning → adapt → implement foundation and this continues to be our value system and will be throughout our evolution. Through this process we were able to go forward and think beyond just carbon footprint and explore the broader world of Life-Cycle Thinking and Sustainability.

However first, the few of us who have started the learning need to communicate the knowledge by bringing forth the true players in this epic game.

This Blog will over the coming weeks, bring you closer to the primary scientists, academicians, celebrities and even businessmen (through blogs and articles) who are all trying to bring about clarity on this vital subject and sharing their opinions about relevant past, present issues as well as those that may arise in the future. The need for bringing them together is to educate and inform as well as prevent the mixed reviews that exist due to most often, wrong or incomplete information.
This week we have:-

Dr. David Suzuki - Scientist (Also a broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation). You may also find many videos and articles on his work on the web. we placed him first because before you event start reading blogs on views from politicians, celebrities and world-renowned thinkers, we must first understand the present scenario from Climate Science scientist/researchers. We suggest checking out this article to get you started.

Click here to get you up to speed on Climate Change
You may find this article interesting too which details what the impacts of climate change could mean for various continents and countries.
Do check out this interesting Climate Change Blog 

2.  Second we bring you , Former Vice President of the United States - Al Gore who is well known for the movie/documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” (a MUST watch for all Climate Change enthusiast, who would like to understand more). His blog this week shares his views about the US President Obama s Climate Change Plan.(To know more about Obama s Plan click here.)

3. BillMckibben - author. educator, environmentalist, and Co-founder of 350.orgMckibben and his team at share the latest climate change news and activity in the field.

4.  Leonardo DiCaprio – who doesn’t know him! However what many may not know is that he s been an avid nature lover since he was a child. In 2007, a documentary film. created, produced and narated by Leonardo DiCaprio titled "The 11th Hour" which discusses the state of the natural environment. He has also started the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which aims to provide support for various causes that provide sustainable futures to people and animals around the world. 

    To actively be a part of discussions on Sustainability and Climate change click here 

That’s all for now, looking forward to sharing more interesting articles and blogs with you next week!
We encourage readers to post their queries and comments below. 

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