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December 19, 2015

National Herald Case and Kuala lumpur mystery

So you are wondering the connection between National Herald Case and Kaula Lumpur mystery?

Most people see this picture as the mystery of the abandoned Jumbos at the Kuala lumpur airport.

I see it as the mother-son duo who were hauled to the court in the National Herald case today but are conveniently parked in the Indian parliament.

the similarities don't just end there

  1. Both Kaula lumpur airport and Indian Parliament are facing a Jumbo problem. What to do with them?
  2. They are big, out dated bodies occupying valuable space and hampering daily operations. Stalling parliament or blocking the runway serves the same purpose. Neither planes nor legislation can take off because they are blocking the runway.
  3. Their only qualification is that they can be only be called planes (or politicians) due to historical reasons but are defunct now
  4. The service operators (and voters) did not know what to do with them, so parked them in inoperable condition in usual suspecting place

December 15, 2015

Global Warming and COP21 situation

So global warming alarm bells finally got over 190 countries at the COP21 table to agree on targets less than 2 degree centigrade. In my earlier blog article in 2009 I had argued that the climate elasticity is not something that people can put a finger on. And therefore the ecological rubber band is much less than the magical figure of 2 degree that was touted upon. 

Finally there is some realization to that end, and the target is an 'ambitious' 1.5*C though no one is clear how its going to be achieved. There is a grand vision on containing global warming but there is no actionable road map with responsibilities fixed in the operative part of the COP21 agreement. It is not legally binding either. Developed countries have got away with murder (literally), a bit like the big boys partied hard throughout the night and left some change on the table in the morning for the clean up. And yes, they are now clutching on to phrases like sustainable consumption like some toilet paper 

Global Warming and COP21 cartoon

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