As the 2020 hurricane season sets new records, let’s take a look at how climate change is affecting it.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted the 2020 hurricane season as ‘extremely active’ for the Atlantic basin. The season is expected to produce 19–25 named storms, including 7–11 hurricanes (against the yearly average of 12 named storms including six hurricanes of which 3 become major hurricanes). The last hyperactive hurricane season was in 2005 with 28 named storms, including the infamous hurricane Katrina.

As of mid-September, which is halfway into the hurricane season, this prediction is proving to be true. There have been 20 named storms out of a 21 name list (except for ‘Wilfred’). After this, Greek alphabets…


Decarbonization is the only way to reach net-zero emissions.

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In December 2015, 196 countries worldwide joined forces in Paris, France, for the first-ever legally binding global climate deal, popularly called the Paris Climate Agreement. The aim was to slow down climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Global warming is the increase in the earth’s temperature because of the emission of Greenhouse Gases like Carbon dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, and Chlorofluorocarbons. …


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The term ‘Sustainable Development’ means using available resources to meet the needs of the present without compromising that of future generations. In September 2015, United Nations Member States adopted ‘The 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development’ as a global effort to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for everyone. This agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals to be achieved by the year 2030.


Because of the COVID19 pandemic, the modification and deployment of IoT devices to support the healthcare sector have advanced rapidly.

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The world today is facing an unprecedented situation. While everyone feared a crisis in the lines of nuclear war, climate-related disaster, or similar catastrophic threats, few imagined that a virus could paralyze our world. It even gave birth to a new concept to most of us — ‘social-distancing.’ Suddenly, a good citizen is one who avoids public places and cares for loved ones whilst maintaining six feet in distance. …


We make so many decisions in a day that we are bound to have decision fatigue. We cannot avoid it but can follow certain tips to minimize its effects.

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We start making decisions the moment we wake up — can I sleep for five more minutes? What should I have for breakfast? What should I wear to work? Which route should I take to the office? And in this way, we make about 35,000 decisions in a day.

Now, with so many decisions, we are bound to be mentally exhausted. This state of exhaustion is called decision fatigue. It is a decline in the ability to make quality decisions after a long session of decision making. To understand this concept, think of how you feel after an intense work-out…


Let’s get rid of the misconceptions!

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Renewable energy has become a necessity of the present world. Climate change, environmental pollution, and health problems arising from these are just a few reasons for the world’s inclination to a cleaner form of energy. In 2016, about two-thirds of all the new installed capacity in the world (almost 165 GW) was renewable energy.

Renewable energy has been here in the form of hydroelectricity and wind turbines for a long time. But recent times have seen the development of other types of energy like solar, biogas, geothermal, etc. Among all these, solar power has…


Yes….you read it right- procrastination has its benefits too!

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Recently, I read a post about procrastination on a Facebook group. The person posting it asked about everyone’s favorite procrastination method. She said that she was looking for new hobbies when she should be working on a project due that evening. I, being best at procrastination, went on to read the entire post, which had 109 comments. While most of them said it was Facebook that distracted them, others claimed (while commenting on Facebook itself) that they had better things to do. …


Your guide to broadcast your sustainability efforts.

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Corporate sustainability has come a long way. It has moved from the philanthropic approach to being a part of business strategy. Sustainability Communications actualize a significant role in portraying the ‘conscious brand’ image. There are various ways through which sustainability communication showcases what your brand does outside the business. Some of them are company websites, blog posts, company’s social media accounts, short videos, infographics, newsletters, and emails sent to your investors, customers, and employees.

As sustainability communication becomes your brand’s voice for humanitarian efforts, there are a few essential points that should be…


It’s time to break free from this mindset.

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Have you ever wanted to do something but stopped because you were worried about what will people say? Congratulations, you are normal! Most of us are reluctant to try anything new or different because we are more concerned about other’s opinions than our happiness.

I was no different. All through my life, I have done everything with social approval. Even though I had to make compromises, I never complained. It seemed easier than explaining myself. But there came a time when all this changed.

After my son was born, I decided to quit my job and work from home as…


Burn-out makes us frustrated and lowers our productivity. Here are a few tips to avoid it.

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If you feel stressed out, exhausted, and lack interest in everything, especially your job, you are probably having a ‘burn-out.’ It is no more a casual term used among peers. The World Health Organization now defines burn-out as an ‘occupational phenomenon’.

The official definition of burn-out is:

‘a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions:

1. Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;

2. Increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and

3. Reduced professional efficacy.

Burn-out refers specifically…

Sushree Mishra

Freelance Content Writer | Internet Of Things | Environmental Sustainability | www.purpletreewrites.com

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