The media in India, especially the Indian languages media, has a vital role in creating awareness among the general public and in engaging policy makers on aspects related to climate justice, low carbon farming, alternative energy and other mitigation and adaptation strategies. The communication campaign of Pipal Tree is hence aimed at facilitating alliances of freelance writers, social researchers and activists to come out with stories and articles on how climate change is being felt by communities, and what would form effective adaptation measures for those whose livelihood is affected by the changing climatic patterns.
This release is a compilation of articles written and published by twelve freelance writers from the three South Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala during the programme year 2014-15.
Available languages: English, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
- Towards Low Carbon Farming by M. N. Kulkarni
- Agriculture – Devoted commitment to our inheritance by Mallikarjuna Hosapalya
- Sesame: The Dismal Story of a Rainfed Crop by Ganapathi Bhat
- Conscientious food habits for us and our planet by Arthi Chandrasekar
- Bottled Bomb by Nakkeeran
- Vanishing Coasts by Arun Kumar P
- Palmyra – the natural solution for climate induced water scarcity by Veil Muthu
- Migrating fisher folk in the face of looming catastrophe by Sakthivel Murugan G
- Migratory Birds Driven to the Brink with Mindless Destruction of their Habitat by Shanmuganantham E
- Climate Justice – What does it mean for coastal communities? By Oamjie John
- Climate Change and Tourism – A Saga of Betrayal by Sumesh Mangalasseri
- Climate change exacerbates the plight of farmers in Wayanad, Kerala by Subini Nair
Published by Pipal Tree, Bangalore in March 2015