Net Zero Future

  • Posted On: November 12, 2021

By Anil Rawal, MD & CEO, IntelliSmart Infrastructure

The Bhasmasura, a great devotee, pleased Lord Shiva through penan­ce and Shiva granted him the boon that on whomsoever’s head he would place his hand would immediately turn to ashes. Bhasmasura used the boon in­discriminately and caused wide destruction. Mischievously, he one day decided to place his hand on Lord Shiva, who ran to Vishnu for help. Vishnu managed to place Bhasmasura’s hand on his own head by trapping him in dance moves, thus causing his destruction. These stories carry subtle but vital messages for generations. The journey of the human race is closely analogous to Bhasmasura and we are trying to destroy the very so­ur­ce of our creation, mother nature. Th­e­­re is a possibility of us being trapped in an imminent and irreversible catastr­ophic situation of global climate chan­ge within this century, causing wide-scale destruction of liveable resources. The Pa­­ris Agreement committed to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 deg­rees Celsius within this century; if serious and concerted actions are not taken, this could cross 3 degrees Celsius. It is critical because every fraction of a deg­ree of warming will result in many more lives lost and livelihoods damaged.

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