24 Dec 2016, New Indian Express: ECOLOGIC- Pavitra Sriprakash, the Chief Designer and Director of Shilpa Architects writes about the need for resolve for the year 2017 to fight climate change.
Closer to home, we dealt with floods (Dec 2015) and cyclone Vardah (Dec 2016), leaving Chennai in utter disbelief that 100-year phenomenons of each type of natural disaster could actually happen within the time span of a single year!
New flood management plans for Chennai were put in place in early 2016 (several new storm water drains, desilting of water tanks and ground water recharge were implemented across the city), only to be devastated by a cyclone that uprooted nearly 100,000 trees resulting in several parts of the city to be without power, water and connectivity for a week.
With the added concern that climate change could in fact cause our city to be one amongst the first across the world to sink due to rising sea levels, it is with firm resolve that we need to move into the New Year. Please remain conscious and grateful for everything this planet has to offer and work towards preserving it for generations to come!
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