Every country and each of its citizens are faced with a common battle every day – how to counter the challenge of global warming and save the earth from it. We see its effects in the wildfires in North America as well as the floods in Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and other parts of India.
And yet, the media and literature have been curiously silent about this. Climate change is wreaking havoc every day, but it has not yet entered our imaginations. Why are human beings underestimating climate change? And how late is too late?
In his latest book, The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh examines the collective inability of people, art, history and politics in negotiating with the biggest challenge of our times.
In this episode of The Intersection, Ghosh speaks about how seemingly disconnected natural calamities across the world are a direct outcome of climate change. He also tells us how Indian cities have creating conditions that predispose them to the effects of climate change.