I could not make a better argument than Joydeep for my question. Thanks very much for that, Joydeep. Yes, the idea is to make it out-of-box, like Raman sir said. Coal is high but hundreds of GW of renewables and hydrogen is coming. (Hydrogen can make us a big hydrogen producer.)
Just one thing to add. Abhinandan, you mentioned Worli sea-face flats but what about the slumdwellers in Dharavi, Sion and Bandra? (Remember the sea of people who migrated from Dadar, Bandra, with 12-13 people living in a 8x8.) It's less than three km from there. The visuals of flooding after rain is the example I would use. Energy access has improved from 60 percent in 2000 to 99 percent now. What is the actual use and subsequent emission?
I have seen fascinating discussion by subscribers on NL's Discord. After Cop26, we were promised climate articles. Why can't NL use us subscribers for it? I work in the space and I am up for it, and other subscribers will be too. A podcast with Raman sir would be great.
I wanted to share about nickel mining in Indonesia. Nickel is an essential component in electric vehicle batteries and the mining industry is primary fossil fuel driven.
I think the just transition debate must take into account the fact that the increase in coal power capacity in Indonesia is linked to Tesla making more electric cars.
Not giving all my thoughts to stick to the word limit.
Dear Hafta panel,
I have been a little surprised that you have not had a discussion on the protests in Iran which have sustained for over two months now. As per many Iran observers, these protests might well turn out to be revolutionary. I believe that a discussion on Iran is very important because they are geographically close along with being one of our allies in the region.
Further, I think understanding a country where the secular tendencies of its population are in contrast to the hardline religious establishment would be very interesting for us in India where we are seeing religion play a bigger and bigger part in politics.
While I understand geopolitical concerns, I still find it sad that India chose to abstain in the UN Human Rights Council vote to investigate human rights violations by the Iranian regime against the protesters.
Love the work Newslaundry does and absolutely love Hafta. You are all amazing.