Address the Information Gap
There is a wide chasm between the realities of a rapidly warming world and how it is perceived by most Indians. Extreme weather events, such as devastating floods, crippling droughts and calamitous cyclones, are still understood as “God’s fury” by farmers, migrant labourers and the urban poor. This knowledge gap renders people helpless and unable to demand recourse from the ones responsible for finding a solution.
Mainstream media’s coverage is still largely restricted to event-driven reporting, while highly academic and inaccessible reports from niche publications only serve scientists and an already informed reader.