Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

environment

Threat to the Ecosystem and “Human System”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Threats to the Ecosystem The public often learns about the potential impacts of climate change through “photogenic species such as coral and polar bears,” but scientists know the damage to ecosystems is much more far-reaching in its potential impact. A 2°-3°C [3.6°-5.4°F] rise in temperature puts nearly one-third of all plants and animals at “high …

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Eat sustainably!

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve heard about the effects a high-sugar, high-fat diet can have on our health, yet we shouldn’t overlook the impact of our dietary choices on the environment. From growing crops to packaging and transporting goods, up to a third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture sector. As Australia (and Victoria) become more …

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Food for Thought

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is globalisation a threat to current generations? Possibly. In future globalisation will be accepted as an economic and social norm; our future generations will view globalisation as an essential component of doing business. This will happen despite increases in protectionism to mitigate decline in resources, such as agricultural resources in some countries. An increasing population …

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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Martin Luther King Jr. said  “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope!” Geologists have a habit of thinking that a million years is a short time – and in a sense it is. After all, the earth has existed for about 4,500 million years. For four-fifths of that time, single-celled organisms ruled …

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