India's transportation sector contributes about 10% of total national GHG emissions, and road transportation contributes about 87% of the total emissions. By cutting back on our trips using private vehicles, we can bring down emissions. Changing the way we travel and transitioning to #sustainablemobility is crucial to mitigating #climatechange. Let's walk and cycle for smaller trips around neighbourhoods and use public transport wherever possible.
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A recent study Nature Communications emphasizes that submarine landslides are significant geohazards capable of triggering tsunamis that can lead to extensive loss of life and infrastructure damage, including damage to subsea cables. #ActOnClimate #ClimateChange
The Smart Urban Roads project is only focused on the demands of motorists, with no aspects of road design to make cyclists safer. There was no mention of any infrastructural development for non-motorised transport users in any of their meetings. When will we begin to consider the requirements of nonmotorized transport users? Let us speak out against these unjust practises.
According to a paper in Elsevier Connect, the sea surface temperatures over the Arabian Sea have increased by 1.2°C to 1.4°C in the recent decade due to #ClimateChange causing a 52% increase in the frequency of #Cyclones.
Imagine yourself or an old person crossing Anna Salai in sweltering heat with no safe place to stand in the middle of the road. Without a functional pedestrian median island, pedestrians are forced to wait in the middle of the road, putting their lives at risk. With the help of the pedestrian refuge island, we can protect pedestrians even at the widest crossing in Chennai.