3. What measures have the government taken to reduce the consequences of climate change? Are these measures satisfactory?
Ans: India’s population and emissions are rising fast, and its ability to tackle poverty without massive fossil fuel use will decide the fate of the planet. The present Government failed to address the voice of young people rising to fight the climate crisis. Air Pollution can’t be address currently. And also rising carbon emissions from vehicles and industries becomes peak every day.
Cutting pollution also cuts carbon emissions, but filthy air is not the only incentive to act. Unchecked global warming will hit India hard, increasing extreme weather, like the floods that killed thousands every year, and affecting the monsoon upon which India’s farmers depend.
Heatwaves already cause thousands of deaths in India and rising temperatures that make outdoor work impossible have already seen the labour equivalent to about half a million people lost since 2000. But in coming decades, heatwaves could reach a level of humid heat classed as posing “extreme danger” for three-quarters of the population. But India’s vast population means that even small increases in emissions per person add up to a huge amount of carbon dioxide and India is likely to become the world’s biggest polluter.
There is no specific law or policy to address the entire above burning climate issues.
4. To fight climate change, you have to fight scientists, intellectuals and politicians who are climate sceptic. What are your plans for today and for the future?
Ans: I have 3 major demands:
Firstly, I want our government to enact the climate law so that we can regulate the carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. And also this will bring transparency and accountability to our leaders. This will benefits specially millions of poor people of the country.
Secondly, inclusions of climate change as a compulsory subject in our school education curriculum. This will helps to fight the climate change from the grassroots and also it will helps to educate our leaders about climate change by their own children and grand children as they can’t believe in science and the climate change is real.
Thirdly, minimum 10 tree plantations for all students of India to pass the final exam. In India, we have 350 million students. If 350 million Students’ plants minimum 10 trees every year then we will plant 3.5 billion trees a year. Trust me! India will be green in 5 years.
All the above three policies are possible to change and others countries of the world can follows the same. This can help to fight the climate change and also to change the system of the world. I will continue to fight on this.