Make it this one:
David Rose demystifies the seeming hypocrisy of India PM Modi’s Environmental message.
As with many developing countries, enforcement of environmental protections is an open question and the obvious weak point in any potential environmental advances for India. The biologist in me is highly skeptical that covering exhausted coal mines and replanting forests will restore biodiversity in any meaningful way. Some hopeful points: Solar seems to be reaching grid-parity with coal in Indian Energy markets (it is approaching the same price point), Modi’s government is trying to follow through on it’s environmental rhetoric, and a new law will distribute coal mining revenues to affected communities.