Environment – Climate Treaty 2015

December 13, 2015

By Padmini Arhant 

The Climate Treaty in Paris to address global warming and agreement to maintain level below 2 degrees Celsius is welcome and represents refreshing global commitment.

The contentions in reaching consensus were industrialized states fund provisions to developing and island nations in combating environment woes due to excess carbon emissions from the former and now joined by emerging economies with greater energy demands viz. China and India.

The carbon emitters pledge towards $100 billion a year was the proposal back in 2010.  The current pact were to reflect the industrialized countries together with rising economic powers submitting to that funding in writing then that is the preliminary step in the acknowledgment of responsibility.

As for the unanimous consent in voluntary setting to contain emissions, the data could vary and might be deficient in achieving goals unless the undertaking meets the expected range.  The offer made binding on all nations especially the most obvious defaulters is crucial for the implantation of accord.

Energy giants relentless pursuits to excavate oil wells and mining companies nonchalant activities in coal production and export combined with nuclear deals in the backdrop of disasters determine reality.

Fukushima ordeal with nuclear reactors leakage contamination of ocean inflicted irreversible loss on marine life and grave health risks to inhabitants in the prefecture and across the shores.

Most importantly, the existential threat to environment is nuclear proliferation and endless warfare dropping bombs, missiles, air strikes and predator drone attacks leaving scores dead and causing destruction in targeted nations with regional and global impact.

Declining nuclear disarmament and signing climate agreement is paradoxical and confirms lack of sincerity in planet protection.

The ongoing military interventions through terrorism enabling terror networks access to chemical and biological weapons poison water reservoir and pollute the sky.

Considering the unwillingness to end conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and skirmishes in South China as well as Baltic Seas with nuclear laden submarines and fighter jets hovering over the areas, the climate accord is challenged in the seamless confrontations and expansive military operations.

The world leaderships hailing the climate agreement with key nations positioned as global powers sponsoring terrorism resulting in refugee crisis is not only a humanitarian issue but also environment problem.

The duplicity with contradictory engagements pose credibility factor in any serious matter such as planet preservation.

Any efforts to lower carbon emissions is compromised in aerial bombings and widespread shelling with severe health and environment hazards for the natives migrated elsewhere upon them fleeing the danger zone.

The climate pact coming into fruition is possible upon complete and comprehensive nuclear disarmament along with departure from dependency on fossil fuel and nuclear energy contemporarily invigorated in defiance to catastrophe experienced thus far.

The political will and genuine concern to save the planet for the present and future generations could no longer remain negotiable.

Planet is the habitat for all species with humans contributed calamity endangering survival and sustenance.

Never too late to change course and avert further deterioration of the environment.

Greener existence is directly linked with peaceful atmosphere devoid of violence and bloodshed in addition to adopting natural energy options available to all.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant







Environment – Challenges and Solutions

September 5, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

PadminiArhant.com Recognition of Environment issue for Vishwa Kalyaan (VK) Award 2015. 

There are far too many challenges with few steps against climate change.

The procrastination on climate treaty with effective policy from major contributors of pollution is a serious threat to humanity.

Any positive development requires collective actions for air and water are the two main elements enabling life on planet.

The blue sky and ocean are no longer clear with smoke clouds from carbon emission and repeat incidents of oil spills, subterranean nuclear testing, missile programs to strengthen nuclear capability inflicting massive damages to life and livelihoods in coastal areas and all around beyond recovery.

The global warming leading to ozone depletion in atmosphere affecting seasons and melting glaciers causing sea level to rise endangering marine lives with species becoming rare and extinct not to mention the ultimate impact on ecological balance.

Natural disasters cannot be assessed as natural and triggered by environment neglect and abuse ranging from off shore and shallow water drilling including hydro fracking for oil to mountain top removal in coal mining and other fossil fuel related excavations and explorations proved destructive.

The pursuits attributed to growing energy demand also tied to profitability like in coal mining industry with political members’ direct involvements as stakeholders raking huge financial gains ignore environment woes and options for renewal energy in particular.

Although there are many environment groups and organizations tirelessly engaged in containing industrial and political combined anti-environment undertakings, the greed motivated strategy continues unabated with little or no concern for apparent environment degradation.

The powerful energy sector – fossil fuel and nuclear industry despite catastrophic events viz. Fukushima prioritize political and economic opportunity at environment and population expense.

There is no doubt that energy is essential to fuel economy and maintain machine age.  However, the investments in natural sources like sun, wind and water that are in abundance somehow not appealing stifling alternative energy supply emergence.

In contrary procurement of fossil fuel especially oil desirable expending taxpayer funds in invasion and occupation of nations rich in oil and mineral resources leaving further economic, environment, political and social problems in the destinations.

The military interventions whether conventional or sponsoring terrorism to destabilize nations and regions with constant use of arsenals and explosives laden cluster munitions dropped in Yemen right now substituting land mines are devastating to victims – mostly children and other civilians in the war zone.

Wars around the world with overt and disguised use of nuclear components augment environment deterioration.

The trend funding political campaigns for vested interests form governments to suit donors’ agenda via legislations and disregard consequences exacerbating economy and environment.

Solutions to energy needs are divestments in alternative energyclean energy like solar, wind and hydropower projects suitable to vast majority of developed and developing nations in terms of affordability and minimum to zero maintenance in operation for end user.

The current dilemma to meet emerging economies energy demand could be addressed in promoting reduction in energy consumption with more awareness on the issue.

Small approach often eases the situation resulting in economic prudence.

The replacement of existing incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient light emitting diodes (LED) lights is incremental pace towards conservation.  

The household appliances such as refrigerators, washer and dryer…and electronic devices conforming to low power absorption and high in performance would allow energy saving.  The consumer responsibility in adjusting usage and smart exercise equally important to decrease energy wastage.

Another critical measure is to broaden and modernize public transportation like buses, metros and subways for convenient access.

The campaign urging commuters to avail these facilities providing low fares as incentives would attract large numbers boosting revenue.

Traffic congestion and weak environment standards like absence of mandatory smog control in emerging economies is a health hazard with ripple effects on economy deterring tourism and business venture.

Recycling is an age old practice in developing nations serving as survival means for demography in impoverished and lower economic strata. The mechanism to operate recycling plant and waste management is yet to be fully developed and deployed for maximum benefit.

Water scarcity and distribution is ongoing global crisis. The harvesting and irrigation techniques in agriculture reaching farmers in near and remote areas is key to self-sufficiency and satisfying hunger.

In urban and rural areas –  water storage during monsoon and reutilization of water with investments in purification would minimize water shortage.

The wealthy states in the Middle East diversion from aiding terrorism to constructive projects like desalination would transform arid desert lands for cultivation.

Preserving rain forests and reefs in ocean beds from commercial activities is paramount for life linked with natural food pyramid.

Ordinarily planting trees and expanding greenery oxygenate surroundings in the nature designed conversion of carbon dioxide.

Summarizing on environment matter – setting targets on carbon emission and compliance on environment regulations in addition to departure from fossil fuel with commitment to natural energy – solar, wind and water sourced power is the gateway to free the world from oil dependency.

The nuclear energy evidently not always meant for civilian programs and deviation from the objective towards nuclear weapons status is the reason behind contemporary nuclear proliferation.

Again unless there is complete and comprehensive nuclear disarmament beginning with P5+1 and other nuclear states – the environment and biodiversitys face imminent risks with preference for confrontation over peaceful resolutions escalating global tensions and volatility.

Arriving at consensus on climate accord is incumbent on industrialized and emerging economies to release the burden on developing and island nations experiencing enormous losses due to extreme weather conditions and lack of technology as well as logistic support.

The environment awardees names for 2015 Vishwa Kalyaan (VK) Award i.e. Universal Benefit Award will be published subsequent to official declaration on recipients of Health category award.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


















Philippines – Typhoon Emergency Aid

December 18, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

Philippines, the Archipelago in South East Asia is bracing severe floods from typhoon Washi.

So far more than 600 casualties reported and several residents missing from the affected zones.

The rescue operation through army and federal agency is a daunting task considering the magnitude of damage and rising death toll.

Further, the landslides are exacerbating the emergency response in saving lives.

The displaced victims sheltered in public premises across different provinces are relying on essential supplies and services such as drinking water, sanitary conditions to avoid waterborne disease other than medical provisions, food and necessary articles.

Philippines geographical location with fault lines, volcano and vulnerability to tropical storms from the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea pose extreme weather conditions often resulting in loss of lives.

With torrential rain predicted to follow the devastating cyclone,

The international community is urged to offer financial assistance to minimize operational hazards in reaching the flood survivors with medical requirement and other needs.

Individuals could also provide for the cause easing economic burden on the government besides alleviating population suffering.

Global warming is a serious threat to humanity emanating from environmental negligence.

The prolonged unusual weather is unsustainable on the economic, physical and environmental standpoint.

Global society collaborative effort in reducing substantial carbon emission is the immediate priority and governments together with various communities’ commitment could expedite the desirable outcome.

Please make donations to international charity Red Cross and other reputable organizations by visiting their website and contribute to Philippines disaster relief.

Your generosity and compassion in the critical hour would be much appreciated.

With sincere condolences to victims’ families, prayers are offered for swift recovery and restoration.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant



























































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Global Climate Change Treaty – GCCT

December 16, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

United Nations – COP 17, CMP 7, 2011 Durban, South Africa

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) guided 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) and 7th Session of the Conference / Meeting of the Parties on Kyoto Protocol hosted by sunny Durban, South Africa has taken incremental measure to set up Ad Hoc committee on Durban Platform for a global agreement by 2015.

Last COP 16 summit in Cancun, Mexico – consensus reached on the immediate recognition of the deteriorating global environment and nations with huge energy demands were requested to assume greater responsibility to avert the prevalent risk of global temperature above 3°C expected to rise between 3.5 – 4.0°C by 2100.

Accordingly, in Durban the emerging economies – China and India acceptance to a binding legal accord due by 2015 is noteworthy.

International binding agreement in early 2012 instead of 2015 could be prudent for global environment and economy considering severe weather conditions.

Juxtaposed United States identified as the second largest emitter is yet to oblige in cutting back carbon emissions required for the targeted goal below 1.5°C – critical for planet sustenance including island nations as well as least developed countries survival.

Similarly European Union unconditional commitment currently regarded inadequate could be aimed at 40 – 45% reduction for a meaningful trajectory in containing global warming.

Kyoto Protocol first commitment period i.e. 2008 – 2012 considered for renewal next year would be more effective upon elimination of land use, land use change and forestry credits (LULUCF) availed by industrialized and developing nations to offset higher percentage Green House Gas limitation.

The existing treaty with loopholes reverse the trend in carbon control and closing the surplus assigned amount units (AAU’s) would secure emission decrease allowing the target attainable within timeframe.

Further more unanimous ratification of the second commitment period 2013 – 2017 beginning with United States and other non-committal states is imperative to distribute burden linked to maximum pollution factor.

Other provisions in the treaty could be thoroughly reviewed and necessary amendments made for optimal benefit.

Scientific facts on emissions in relation to present policy continuation combined with United States, EU, Middle East and other nations ambiguous positions pose imminent danger to planet life.

The global emission projection for 2020 under same policies is 57 billion tons of greenhouse gas and the noted safe levels are below 40 billion tons globally to maintain lower than 1.5°C  – the absolute temperature for life support and nourishment.

Hence the excess 17 billion tons greenhouse gas removal by 2020 would rehabilitate life – the primary focus for world society.

Actions differed on emission mitigation by developed and developing nations generally mean increased costs and catastrophic damage to the environment.

Over 3°C warming under current practice has the following impact:

Rainforests depletion,

Arctic temperature rising from melting icecaps,

Ozone layer vulnerability and,

Coral reefs and oceanic life exposed to irreversible loss endangering ecosystem.

The financial commitments in adapting to rapid climate change with extreme weather  would be phenomenal and for least developed countries – a potential threat to existence.

Adverse economic effects on West Africa and South Asia alone is estimated around 3- 5% of combined GDP in the region even at 2°C warming and 5 -6% for the prevailing 3°C reading.

The costs would proportionately decline to lower warming temperature – neutralized at pre-industrial setting i.e. lower than 1.5°C.

Governments’ willingness for a global legal climate pact is a positive step forward in the recent Durban meeting.

Nonetheless, the outcome is devoid of ambitious plans in emissions restriction with no new pledges from the participants especially the prominent emitters engaged in expansive detrimental energy policy.

With options available to bridge the gap between contemporary passivity and result-oriented activity –

The developed or industrialized nations concerted action for 45% emission contraction against the present norm – 11-19% of which,

Various applied credits further degrades emission percentage to bare minimum diminishing the prospects for the safe upper limit in CO2 release – 1.5°C or 350 ppm (Parts Per Million).

Governments’ inaction or slower pace involvement would lead to faster degeneration of the fragile ecological equilibrium.

Developing nations with moderate economic growth could begin with 30 – 40% and gradually elevating to 45% emission constraints in semblance to developed nations category.

Island nations and least developed countries (LDC) would require financial and technical assistance to meet with environmental demands and responsibility in adhering to the specified range such as 20 – 40% and subsequently moving up to 45% in emission control.

Global monitoring by independent committee or non-profit organization tracking to ensure international collaboration would guarantee transparency and accountability on emission compliance.

Among diverse methods to decelerate global warming the hindrances to progress deserves attention with appropriate alternatives to resolve the burgeoning crises.

Energy policy – Industrialized and developing nations dependency on fossil fuel and nuclear power is predominantly responsible for the status quo.

Despite continuous cataclysmic events from –

Offshore and shallow water oil drilling,

Coal mining accidents and,

Nuclear power plant radiation leaks taking toll on human lives, economy and environment,

The economic and political leaderships remain defiant in heeding Mother Nature’s warning and inherent operational risks slighted for profits.

Industrial pollution with chemical deposits and carcinogens in wellspring and surroundings proved fatal affecting vulnerable demography.

International aviation and marine (shipping) CO2 emissions generate greenhouse gas at an alarming rate that needs to be curtailed yielding 1 billion tons in reaching the milestone.

Afforestation, national parks and rain forests are substantial in the conservation process

However, implementation without infringement upon aborigine lives and natural reserves would win unity – vital to expedite target achievement – 1.5°C or 350ppm.

Brazil and Indonesia response in this respect is praiseworthy.   The record maintenance and consistent improvement would deliver carbon neutrality.

Australia with pressure from politically active Green Party is environment conscious in the domestic front but,

Regrettably not reflected in trade practice with rising world markets – banning coal shipment to China and uranium supply to India would exemplify reliability.

Israel and China broadening investments in solar energy define the future in safe natural source.

Humanity’s common woes are political dysfunctionality, economic inequality, social injustice and environment degradation.

United States as the major polluter is on regression path in meeting environmental objectives with key congressional members determined to abolish environment protection agency (EPA) – the regulatory authority viewed a menace to fossil fuel industry.

The energy behemoths sponsored representatives aim at slashing funds for myriad environmental causes vigorously campaigning to drill, mine and nuclearize the delicate landscape.

Adjacently incessant warfare tied to economic gains under the pretext of spreading democracy with the so-called war on terror being the by-product is the principal cause for human suffering.

Wars in different parts of the world using depleted uranium, toxic chemicals, white phosphorous…has precipitated acid rain,

Not to mention the prolonged use of weaponry and explosives polluting air, water and land.

Unless and until wars desist creating an opportunity to rebuild nations,

Clean air and drinking water – the fundamental life sources remain increasingly scarce with unaffordable price tag for the vast majority.

With different industries and global organizations agenda dominating United Nations conference,

The significant world population input overshadowed during talks merely serving the powerful interests.

Efforts for financial aid to island nations and least developed countries (LDC) through Green Climate Fund (GCF) create a perception among global warming victims as Greed Corporate Fund.

Green Climate Fund proposal for $100 billion annually from industrialized nations viz. U.S, Israel, Japan, EU and developing economies like China, India, Brazil, and Russia,

Not withstanding oil rich regions – the Middle East are unclear in terms of individual contribution leading to uncertainties in the environment rescue plan.

Appropriating sizeable percentage of national GDP towards environment protection and enrichment including donations to global partners in dealing with growing climate problems would alleviate humanity plight.

Climate Fund Management is another contentious issue given the quantum for diverse disbursements urging fiscal and ethical responsibility.

Global monetary authority with regional representation selected by the people from autonomous functioning body known for efficiency and integrity in the respective domain rather than World Bank or IMF would meet the criteria.

The international commission subjected to external audit could be the impetus enhancing performance in the relevant activity.

It is imperative to address demographic grievances on a range of issues from technology, agriculture, REDD + Forest carbon ventures, Green economy to climate debt and justice.

Technology – Patented technology often more expensive than generic brand diluting competition in the market.

Technological impact in relevant context – social, cultural and environmental dimensions outweigh the anticipated outcome with profitability substituting viability.

Marketing technological tools – nanotechnology, geo-engineering technology and synthetic biology are evidently counterproductive exacerbating sea level elevation.

Agriculture – Agro-ecological solutions adapting to organic mechanisms against agrochemicals, genetic modification and climate smart agriculture proven overwhelmingly positive to the environment and farming community worldwide.

Likewise modifying Free Trade into Fair Trade Agreements,

Voiding Association Agreements and reassessment of Intellectual Property Rights to life enforcements on technological supplies would salvage struggling agro-based economies for self-sufficiency and greater productivity leading to commodity export.

REDD + Forest carbon ventures – Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation

The initiative from the coalition of rainforest nations with members Costa Rica and Papua New Guinea request to industrialized nations has been diametrically transformed with World Bank and UN interjected forest carbon projects.

The program is hostile to indigenous population and forest dependent segments.

It also violates individual rights along with massive displacements from native dwelling.

Not barring systemic destruction of biodiversity and cultural uniqueness inducing social discord.

Additionally, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and European Union endorsement of REDD + jeopardize the purpose behind conservation and rainforests preservation with logging depleting natural resource.

Honoring indigenous groups, farmers and local citizens legitimate positions based on adversity from disguised business strategies is poignant for constructive course towards saving environment.

Green Economy Through economics guided profits and carbon markets facilitated lucrative financial investments,

The climate agreements have evolved into exploitative bonanza to transnational corporations represented by industrialized nations silencing the actual victims in the environmental deal.

Life matters – the concept ominously missing in the aggressive economic pursuits.

Commercializing survival elements that are freely and naturally provided confirms the profit motivated scheme superseding realistic environment goals.

Calamity anywhere is causative liability everywhere.

Climate Debt – Industrialized nations built on other sovereign nations’ wealth in the form of oil, coal and planet minerals arguably obligatory to repair, restore and rebuild environment via rigorous emission reduction, carnage compensation and finance developing countries transfer to clean energy system.

Enactment of valuable recommendations from World People’s Conference on Climate Change – Cochabamba, Bolivia in April 2010 comprising –

World People’s Referendum on Climate Change,

Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth and,

The establishment of a Climate Justice Tribunal –

Could advance and strengthen climate treaty in nurturing the precious environment – the only habitat for all species.

Optimistic new beginning lies with inhabitants crusade to stop air pollution, water contamination and land expropriation.

Please save the planet and celebrate life.

Peace on Earth and,

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant





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Global Reality Check – Power, Pride and Prejudice

November 19, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

Humanity plight is largely attributed to shadow governance wielding power over politics, economics, religion, and social justice.

The military prowess and nuclear status is predominant threatening force subjugating nations to prioritize defense spending against citizens’ needs and nation building.

Any pre-emptive wars and preparation to strike targeted adversaries would be self-destructive with serious repercussions for eager participants in the world carnage.

Mideast naval fleet in the territory along with troop deployment from Iraq diverted to other closer borders viz. Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and UAE boosting pre-existing military presence is kamikaze operation doomed for failure.

The false propaganda to wage war at irreversible loss of precious lives and scarce economic resources after major debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan is yet another wake up call for citizens around the world to demand the end of illegal warfare and foreign occupation with troop return from the global base.

Current posturing in the Middle East and Asia Pacific to disrupt emerging freedom and economic growth plunging the region into chaos and catastrophe is detrimental to the source underestimating dire consequences beyond salvation.

Indian sub-continent – Pakistan in particular ever remaining the terror haven is convenient for defense industry considering the arms race to the nuclear neighbors incited against each other as nuclear rivals for strategic control.

Amazingly the worlds’ super power boasting sophisticated artillery and military together with NATO fighting the presumed war on terror previously against self-founded Al Qaeda and,

Presently Haqqani network – US State department admittedly having held meeting with them but somehow unable to terminate terrorism from the group consisting barely hundred renegades confirms the military industrial complex real mission – profitability through eternal violence claiming innocent lives all around.

Meanwhile nuclear armament in India at the White House behest prompting the subservient government in New Delhi sworn allegiance to global conglomerate in rejecting citizens’ dissent on nuclear proliferation under nuclear power pretext compounds volatility to the fragile regional relations.

Again utilizing certain disloyal and unscrupulous local elements in society,

The nexus influence on all matter especially economics, politics, nuclear and media is prominent undermining sovereignty,

To capitalize on globalization premised on collective productivity and selective income distribution – depriving the vast majority decent living standard reflecting the global power designated ‘third world’ category.

Furthermore, from Asia Pacific, Down under  – Australia is the chief exporter of fossil fuel viz. coal to China.

With Labor leadership recent declaration to lift ban on uranium shipment to India amid compliance to U.S led military aggression in every frontier details the anti-environment and anti-peace adaptation to appease the apex authority.

Africa and Latin America marred with civil wars, drug wars and political instability due to U.S and foreign intervention via coup d’état as well as arms supply suppress the respective continents’ ability to overcome challenges exacerbated in corporate driven globalization for exclusive interests.

Island nations regardless of size and economic output plea to the powerful players on global warming – averting cataclysmic 2 degree Centigrade temperature rise by Kyoto Treaty ratification and COP16 implementation is unheeded with resistance from energy industry backed political leaderships representing key polluting states.

Europe grappling with contagion factor on solvency is determined to impose drastic cuts in vital programs – education, health, retirement and housing…hurting the youth, working families and senior citizens – the vulnerable in the society.

Contrarily no tax reform in taxing the super rich or,

Closing financial institutions that allow legal deposits of illegal funds from tax evasions, national treasury embezzlement such as kickbacks on government contracts, corruption deals, arms sales, extortion, human trafficking and narcotic trade…

Comprising varied remittances draining the originating country’s financial capacity with no accountability and transparency to uphold justice in a functional democracy –

None are above the law.

The investigation formality stops at expendable members while real beneficiaries under privileged status granted impunity from treason and significant crimes compromising national image, wealth  and credibility.

United States – Treading on Europe’s path experiencing rising national debt at $14.6 trillion with,

No agreement on balanced budget, jobs bill, infra structure improvement to spur growth and,

Free trade instead of fair trade practice declined by the people in the partner nations viz. South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

Clean Energy Obstructionism – Congressional examination of Solyndra insolvency involving the White House with taxpayer dollar investment $528 million in solar energy company is legitimate for fact finding purpose and future guidelines.

Solyndra with inherent deficiencies from inception receiving federal funding to a tune of half billion dollars creates a perception – eluding to discredit renewable energy options counteracted by none other than big oil companies generously financing both political party candidates throughout congressional and Presidential race.

Likewise the exercise conducted on taxpayer dollars squandered in illegal invasion and occupation of foreign land specifically Iraq benefitting Halliburton and then subsidiary KBR Inc.( Kellog, Brown and Root) would eliminate partisan politics stigma in truth exploration and justification on taxpayer fund investments.

On the warfront – Troop withdrawal from Iraq would be genuine upon troops returning back to United States and not deployed on Iraq’s periphery or around Persian Gulf prevalent in the growing tension against Iran.

U.S and Allies double standards: Arab Spring effect in the Middle East is addressed differently and entirely dependent on political ties with U.S. and favored ally – Israel.

Syrian violent crackdown is reprehensible and assault on unarmed civilians with firearms seemingly a pattern among autocratic regimes ignoring the equally devastating conclusion witnessed particularly in Egypt and Libya.

The situation in Syria could be prevented from becoming Libya in terms of civil war had there not been arms delivery to dictatorial governments from democratic nations.

Military hardware disarmament through diplomatic channel viz. Arab League and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) rigorous actions against leadership Bashar al-Assad and loyalists unlike U.S. and NATO dismantling in Libya would save many lives and contain violence.

There has been many hearings on Syria at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington D.C.

However, same response and committee sessions are missing for other nations in the Middle East beginning with Palestinian statehood at the UN like Israeli state establishment in 1947.

Saudi army attacks against Bahrain citizens after former Defense Secretary Robert Gates visit to the Gulf State,

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh approved merciless shooting of citizens in the non-violent dissent.

Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces pledged to hold elections early November 2011 for civilian rule.

Instead Egyptian authorities brutality against dissenters in Tahrir Square and clashes with Coptic Christians followed by the latest row with Islamists is the trend repeating Mubarak era and could perhaps exit the same way.

Kuwait citizens have joined the Arab revolution with the discord in Kuwaiti Parliament and the stakes are much higher given,

The Al Sabah dynasty strong military alliance with United States represented by 25,000 U.S troops and more relocated from Iraq in the so-called troop withdrawal.

Saudi Arabia and Jordan as the western partners escape media attention and political leaderships scrutiny on the relevant political sea change in order.

Nuclear wise reiterating the earlier facts – The western powers vying to supply uranium to India and concurrent condemnation of Iran’s nuclear program is contradictory generating nuclear competitiveness and non-proliferation default in the expansive nuclear power aspiration.

Attempts or the lack thereof to resolve manufactured crises from economy to environment is losing authenticity with people frustration demonstrated in peaceful protests like Occupy all over.’

The bipartisan Super Committee proposals on deficit control are more directed at Medicare, Medicaid and Social security – the American family lifeline.

Divestments from Pentagon unaudited expenditure and extravagant military ambitions drowning the U.S. and global economies in debts could aid economic stimulus through job creation and investments to broaden prospects in education, research, health and clean energy pursuits for healthy environment.

Occupy protesters were evacuated from zuccoti park during the week on community hazard basis and elsewhere the approach was aimed at crowd dispersal to discourage constitutional right for peaceful assembly.

Nonetheless, the Occupy movement is resilient in exhibiting strength from coast to coast devoid of media coverage.

The 99% bearing the brunt of 1% blunders in economic, political, social and environmental policies at home and globally is one voice unified in bringing about the long overdue change –

Republic governed democratic system principled in fairness and equality for all.

Greed motivated global dominance showing no respect for life anywhere is the root cause of humanity suffering.

Mighty, powerful and the privileged are exempt from tax and judicial probe on general to monumental crimes that is otherwise enforced upon ordinary citizens with inhumane and extraordinary conditions.

Judicial inquiry and investigative process effectively transformed into political gimmicks with guilty either set free or shielded from public exposure.

Selective corporate media and communication outlets in cohort with politics obsessed with truth subversion, perversion, and profanity in certain segments deteriorating in moral and ethical standards – the fundamentals of civilized society.

Not to mention the deviation from substance and solutions for global problems ascribed to flawed strategies and presumptuous decisions ignoring grievous outcome.

Peace and diplomacy discarded for war and belligerence to promote misguided agenda at life and planet peril.

The status quo dictated by few is unsustainable and arguably engaged in losing battle against worldwide people power.

Mass consciousness dedicated to peace and non-violence could gain momentum expediting inevitable change and turning hope into reality for seven billion –

Seeking political freedom, economic progress, social equality and environment protection.

Humility is the virtuous trail leading to profound values that enrich human character for inner peace and happiness.

Inaction and tolerance to injustice make the powerful become powerless reversing the course in human development.

Individuals possess the power to produce positive results in life.

Will power without compromising honesty and integrity to succeed against all odds would enable reaching the mountain peak.

The vibrant youth energy in every society is resourceful and could be optimally used in self and national empowerment committed to saving habitat and humanity.

On that optimistic note – Wishing Good Luck and Best Wishes to Global movement in solidarity for peace, liberty and prosperity for all.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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Environment Protection and Endangered Species Act

December 29, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

United States pledge to contain carbon emission and enact effective environmental laws in accordance with global objectives at the 2010 COP16 Cancun summit is now challenged by energy sector promoted new bills that violates the existing laws and threatens life sustenance.

The Environment Protection Agency’s postponement of rigorous emission standards on smog and toxic pollution is capitulation to energy industry defiance jeopardizing the clean air requirement for survival.

In this context EPA declaration to adopt California rule as national policy was much anticipated to combat air pollution proved to be directly related to serious respiratory and various other illnesses affecting the vast majority – the children and seniors in particular.

Therefore delivering the intent through verifiable action would confirm EPA role as the legitimate regulatory authority living up to the reputation to ‘protect’ the environment against any opposition.

Similarly the federal agency as the oversight for U.S. oil and gas exploration is preparing to allow Shell Oil company to drill for oil in the Arctic nearing summer.

After the worst environment disasters from BP oil spills in the Gulf coast the federal agency consideration to grant permission for drilling is disappointing especially with the responsibility to safeguard national environment.

It also confirms energy companies’ dominance over the governing power.

The energy sector monopoly in striking against environmental measures is fostered by the entities prioritizing self and special interests over national interest.

Any negative consequences affecting the inhabitants such as BP oil catastrophe is neglected in the profit oriented scheme.

When mistakes are repeated despite the inevitable harmful effects then they are intentional to serve individual purpose at the humanity’s detriment.

The energy corporations’ reluctance to transform from fossil fuel use towards renewable energy viz. solar, wind, hydroelectric and biofuel…is a major impediment in the international environment goals.

Furthermore, the dismissal of CO2 factor in global warming during the committee hearing on climate change is denial of the present reality i.e. the extreme weather conditions like freezing temperatures, drought, floods, tsunami, hurricane, tornadoes etc. experienced by the world population.

Somehow subversion of facts prevails over hard core evidences in climate debate enabling polluters to accelerate destructive operations regardless of the devastating results.

It has come to light that the Bureau of Land Management has proposed a 1,000-acre timber sale in the heart of old-growth forest vital to the spotted owl.

This issue is relevant to deforestation contributing to greenhouse gases and again vehemently rejected by the industries engaged in depleting natural resources essential for ecological balance.

Life species that were once statistically well represented are increasingly becoming part of the endangered species due to reckless utilization of the planet’s natural substances.

Mankind failure to respect the environment relied upon by myriad sources providing lifeline support to human existence is best characterized as kamikaze indulgence for materialistic gains.

United States bears greater responsibility given the enormous energy consumption while ranked second following China in atmospheric contamination.

Hence the elected officials entrusted with power by the people are urged to exercise diligence in the approval of the energy sector activities decisively focused on generating personal wealth at the environment degradation.

Planet earth is the natural habitat for infinite life and the energy industry’s egregious engagement in the assault on air, land and water leading to the status quo can no longer be ignored with political rhetoric claiming climate change a ‘myth’ – an irresponsible stance precipitating the environment decline.

However, the powerful energy industries refutation in this matter could be countered with citizens’ collective response through their Congressional representatives at any time. Please call the lawmakers and request them to end the environmental damages caused by energy industry’s adverse strategies.

Public participation in legislation and governance is paramount for it can produce the desirable outcome that guarantees planet preservation.

Unity is the indomitable force in defending mother nature.

Please Save the Planet – the only shelter and a precious gift to humanity.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

G-20 Seoul Summit 2010

November 14, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

The G-20 Summit was held in Seoul, South Korea on November 11 – 12, 2010.

Among many important economic issues, the trade imbalances and currency devaluation had drawn the representatives’ attention.

The two leading economies – U.S. and China expressed concerns over the respective trade surpluses and deficits attributed to currency management.

Likewise, the U.S. Federal Reserve proposal to interject $600 billion for economic revival expected to weaken the U.S. dollar while strengthening exports was met with resistance from competing trade partners such as China, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil…citing the undue advantages to U.S. in the overseas export market.

It is well known that China has benefited from maintaining renminbi under market value boosting its trade to different nations especially the United States due to MFN and the primary creditor status.

Accordingly, China’s trade surplus would be different when evaluated in real market conditions.

If United States were to pursue similar trend with Federal Reserve intervention then both economic powers would essentially contribute to trade anomalies with their trading partners across the globe.

The arguments on both sides are valid in terms of the policy’s impact on the individual and global economy. Arguably the importing countries, developing nations in particular would be drastically affected with cheaper exports flooding their market giving rise to trade deficits and inflation.

Balance of trade between nations enhancing mutual economic prospects is critical in the competitive global environment.

Therefore, the G-20 leaders’ general agreement on this issue to move toward market determined exchange rate systems deterring currency devaluation and exchange rate or capital flow volatility is a sensitive measure in dealing with trade or currency related disputes.

United States as a consumer economy with Germany and China being the export economy is another contentious issue demanding necessary adjustments to the disproportionate trading activities.

Further, U.S. economic recovery is vital for the global market dependent upon U.S. consumerism and offshore capital investments.

The advanced economies could perhaps share the burden with the United States by allowing imports from low income countries and entry to US manufactured high end goods in return for their shipment to US shores.

At the same time, U.S. targeting the emerging and developing nations for exports has a greater responsibility in adopting fair trade practices rather than free trade impositions such as NAFTA, DR-CAFTA…that is proved to be devastating for the vulnerable population in these regions.

The globalization concept is conspicuously embraced at the meeting with pronounced commitment to reject protectionism.

Yet, the irony is the trade and currency wars prompting decisions to stimulate domestic growth through local demand and supply as stated by China as well as the industrialized nations’ fervor to compete for national productivity unequivocally confirms protectionism.

Since the globalization era, the government and business focus has shifted from their domain to international markets as experienced in the United States that led to the manufacturing sector demise eliminating blue collar jobs and ultimately having a ripple effect on other industries especially the small business economy.

Additionally, the globalization woes were not restricted to the alarming unemployment in the United States and elsewhere. The financial sector deregulation for over three decades resulted in the worst hedge fund mismanagement nearly bankrupting the interlinked economies in the prevalent globalization.

As for the struggling economies, globalization through treaties deprived agriculture and small scale industries survival witnessed in Haiti, Mexico, other parts of Latin America and Africa.

Globalization is effective when trading between nations promotes economic growth for all unlike the purely profit oriented corporatization of developing nations for cheap labor and natural resources that mostly benefits the big corporations wielding power on the political systems.

Hence, protecting the agriculture, SME (small and medium enterprises), independent entrepreneurships is crucial for realistic economic gains and in achieving the UN adopted Millennium Development Goals.

In this respect, the G-20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan, the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion and a flexible SME Finance Framework providing increased access to financial services and expanding opportunities for poor households and SME is praiseworthy.

Simultaneously, the IMF and World Bank elaborate coordination in assisting the national and regional economies is an important step to mitigate disparities and alleviate vast majority suffering.

However, the G-20 assurance translated into action could significantly improve the economic standards of the rapidly deteriorating middle and low income groups in the global society.

The G-20 strategies for the finance industry with a new financial regulatory framework comprising instruments and practical tools to avert the repeat erroneous undertakings,

Notwithstanding the oversight and supervision amid several preventive adaptations with financial assistance is a formidable structural reform.

Besides the macro prudential plan on fiscal, monetary, economic and trade policy to expedite economic and job resurgence would be comprehensive in addressing the universal challenges emanating from the complex global transactions.

The debate on deficit control and economic stimulus programs reflected the stark contrast positions across the Atlantic with Europe’s preference to slash national debt through austerity and U.S. reliance on deficit spending.

Although both methods are relevant in debt reduction and economic growth acceleration, extreme measures are counterproductive with an inevitable setback in the desirable objectives.

Adopting moderate course to obtain steady growth and deficit decline would guarantee the anticipated outcome.

Poignantly, France pension legislation passed despite the overwhelming public disapproval based on the bill’s detrimental effects is representative of mandatory implementations without due diligence not to mention the utter disregard for the republic financial security and personal well-being.

France government action to safeguard the minority interest at the majority plight is a misplaced priority exacerbating rather than resolving the economic situation.

Unfortunately, now the U.S. Congressional Republican members’ pledge to replicate the French authorities’ act by attacking Social Security and prolonging retirement age signifies a pattern designed to reverse progress.

American citizens across the political spectrum have a moral obligation to defend the retirement savings through Social Security. The elected officials attempt to jeopardize the only reliable source of income would drive the economy to the point of no return.

Regarding climate change – The G-20 affirmation to safeguard the marine environment is notable but the unwillingness to renounce fossil fuel use poses an impediment in combating global warming.

The unanimous clean energy application throughout the world is the only alternative to life sustenance on the planet.

By and large, G-20 scope to limit risks in the financial sector, stabilize the global financial markets, build a job generating economy, narrow the development gap, eradicate corruption, facilitate modern infrastructure are among the impressive immediate aspirations.

G-20 future meetings could broaden the aspects by specifying the programs in fighting hunger and disease through food distribution and affordable health care at the national and global front.

The political and business leaders’ consortium to recognize failures and devise constructive policies is commendable at the G-20 Summit.

Cooperation and sincere involvement for greater good would enable the G-20 nations in delivering the promise to the world.

Good Luck and Best Wishes to the honorable world leaders in reaching the milestones on global peace and prosperity.

Congratulations! To South Korean leadership on the successful G-20 summit hosting.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

The 65th U.N. General Assembly honors 2010 – International Year of Biodiversity

September 27, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

On September 22, 2010, the 65th U.N. General Assembly session contributed to the
“2010 – International Year of Biodiversity.”

Biological diversity representing the ecosystems is on the decline threatening planet sustenance.

At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, 2005 and 2006 – The States committed to the biodiversity strategies and agenda, in addition to providing the necessary financial and technical resources to the developing nations.

The objectives during these summits were to efficiently reduce the biodiversity loss at the national, regional and global level as a contribution towards poverty alleviation and benefit to all life on Earth by 2010 that led to;

“The 2010 Biodiversity Target.”

It has been enacted with the Millennium Development Goals as part of Goal 7 on environmental sustainability.

Biodiversity is the life support for the ecosystems that helps the planet survival and the sensitivity cannot be underestimated.

The conservation and preservation action plans are continually challenged with the escalating energy demands and the twentieth century energy sources maintained by the leading industrialized nation such as the United States, the emerging economies and the developing nations.

Biological diversity comprises the mechanisms for the entire life species contributing to the evolutionary process.

The precipitous biodiversity loss could be attributed to a variety of human generated problems prominently pollution from carbon emissions, industrial chemical contamination, waste management negligence and above all deforestation, overfishing, whaling and dolphin hunting, mountain top removal in coal mining, off shore oil explorations, uranium mining for nuclear energy,

Notwithstanding the catastrophic environmental damages during and after incessant warfare in the vulnerable regions with the battered war survivors left breathing the highly contaminated air from White Phosphorous and the deadliest ammunitions used in the combat.

It’s clear that the environment is under assault from all directions – air, land and sea, despite the clean, renewable and natural energy sources available in the form of solar, wind, hydroelectric and biofuel methods.

The biodiversity loss reduction strategy could perhaps include the focus on the paradigm shift in energy use, industrial smoke elimination, technology operated recycling plants and prohibiting all of the above highlighted activities related to the systemic abuse of planet earth.

Biodiversity importance could be further elaborated with the emphasis on the natural elements – air and water.

Clean air and pure water is truly a blessing for an overwhelming world population deprived of the life dependent sources.

As stated above, the air and noise pollution is a growing detriment for healthy living especially in the densely populated urban areas of the developed and developing nations.

Biodiversity policy could be enhanced by promoting infrastructure investment, town planning – incentivizing people to move outskirts from the city parameter facilitated by rapid transportation for commute and modern conveniences with adequate power supply.

Simultaneously rewarding industries and residents for limited energy consumption, consolidating efforts in curbing pollution from automobiles, industrial smoke and civic habits through non-smoking zones in public areas and work place – such initiatives would complement the biodiversity strategy.

In the rural areas, the air pollution is largely associated with the lack of development in basic survival conditions – for coal still remains the only energy source in daily existence. The outdated machinery equipment used in the developing nations’ farming and agriculture could be replaced with modern technology.

To attain the biodiversity goals across the national, regional and global level, the measures need to be implemented at the origin responsible for the harmful environmental effects. Identifying the issues and resolving them with appropriate remedies could expedite achievement.

Water scarcity is experienced worldwide particularly among the developing nations and the rising economies. Within a nation, the water disputes between states are fairly contentious and the public suffering is exacerbated during hot summer season.

It’s also a fundamental cause for global poverty, hunger and disease. Without enough water the rural communities face tremendous obstacles in producing good harvest. The urbanites are equally affected with water shortage and the majority store water at every opportunity.

It is extremely hard on the poorer population in the absence of sanitation and basic living conditions consequently becoming the breeding ground for preventable yet life threatening diseases like malaria, diarrhea -severe among children, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, hepatitis…found among the population barely existing at or below the poverty level.

If the government and the private sector could combine resources in projects aimed at clean water distribution across the nation and direct funding to improve the living standards beginning with the poorest of the poor, then it would inevitably result in the environmental and economic gain.

There is yet another crucial component in containing the biodiversity deterioration i.e.

The natives involvement – Such as the natives from the Americas, the Inuit from the Arctic region, the different tribes in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Aborigines in Australia and the Adivasis in India…

Being the indigenous population and the responsible guardians of the planet, they would be able to guide as the natural expert in all matter related to ecosystem. Their immense understanding and accurate knowledge of the species in the Amazon Rain Forest, the Australian Great Barrier Reef or the Fauna of Africa…would allow the precise course of action required to sustain biodiversity.

The natives are instrumental in safeguarding the planet until the industrialization massive intervention with nature created the imbalance leading up to rising sea levels and global warming.

Unfortunately, the world has not paid much attention to the natives, the planet’s original inhabitants and their descendants secluded from the modern civilization’s economic progress.

Their dependents are deprived of good education, health facilities and proper housing accommodation. It is tragic to witness the natives’ plight while the remaining global society moves forward leaps and bounds.

Although 192 States reportedly ratified the Biodiversity Plan, the desirable status is yet to be realized due to misplaced priorities.

Since it’s a collective responsibility with a common goal – it’s paramount for all nations to pledge their strong support interpreted in actions to protect life on earth.

Every individual share equal burden to save the planet.

Hence, please rise to the occasion and ensure the “2010 Biodiversity Target” is a phenomenal success.

Best Wishes to the U.N. members and the organizations behind the Biodiversity Protocol.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

U.S. and Russia Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty

March 27, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

The world’s nuclear prolific nations, U.S and Russia agreed to sign a long overdue nuclear weapons treaty or the strategic arms reduction treaty (S.T.A.R.T) reportedly to reduce the warhead arsenals by one-third with the possibility to lead the international community towards a complete nuclear disarmament.

It’s a phenomenal step towards peace and a path to a nuclear free environment.

The U.S. President Barack Obama and the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev deserve praise for the courage reflected in their action against the potent threat to global security in the twenty first century.

Without a shadow of doubt, the leaderships’ initiative is a cornerstone for the NPT (Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty) conferences in the immediate future.

I hope that other nuclear nations would follow suit with their rivals and earnestly strive to depart from the nuclear era.

There is also an urgent need to address the conventional arms race alongside the nuclear proliferation.

If the industrialized and the developed nations prioritize the defense budget divestment to socio-economic development in the domestic and foreign policy,

It would not only expedite the economic recovery but also spearhead the necessity to alleviate hunger, poverty and disease among the poorest nations.

War spending and national security against terrorism consumes enormous proportion in the fiscal budget and the peace efforts in every possible dimension could promote the required economic, social and political progress in the vulnerable regions of the world.

Besides, the volatility experienced globally could be eliminated with the troops withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military base overseas.

In addition, transforming the military aid to an economic assistance in Yemen and countries alike is guaranteed to detract the potential recruits targeted by the terror networks.

Further, the improvement in economic conditions is directly related to renunciation of violence.

The global terrorism is attributed to economic plight, social injustice and political instability.

Therefore, any incremental positive measures in the nuclear front and traditional warfare is immensely beneficial to humanity.

Bilateral approach between the nuclear powers, U.S and Russia and their perseverance in the denuclearization including the civilian nuclear program abandonment would deter the controversial Iranian nuclear crisis from worsening.

Moreover, it would set precedence for other nuclear states to adopt similar strategies – resulting in a multilateral decision for a peaceful future.

Another poignant element being, the foreseeable consensus in the nuclear matter removes the obstacles for the clean renewable energy resources desirable to resolve the climate change issue confronting the earth population.

In fact, the U.S. – Russian pact is a great new beginning for a better world.

On that optimistic note, I look forward to the world leaders reaching more milestones in the global affairs.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Subliminal Attacks – A new wave Politics

March 8, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

I would like to thank the visitors to the website www.padminiarhant.com in the United States, India and around the world.

Your love and support makes the effort worthwhile.

As stated in the profile, the website objective is to promote peace, progress and prosperity for all with a major focus on protecting the environment, the only ideal habitat for living species in the universe, thus far.

It is depicted in the logo – Save the Planet,and Peace on Earth.

That being the goal, I express my gratitude and deep appreciation to the readers of my articles for taking the time to read and reflect on the topic.

In coherence with the paradoxical universe,

Success is greeted with genuine affection and enthusiasm for its representation – obviously from the supporters.

Likewise, it’s also subject to hostility, propaganda and rejection – by the opposition.

The purpose of the material on the website is to engage the like and the unlike minds in a serious thinking process beyond surface review in order to understand the self-created complexity largely responsible for the global status quo.

Criticisms are directed in many different ways. Constructive criticisms enhance quality.

Targeted criticisms often subvert facts with fiction and personal convictions.

Earlier on the element of truth was explained in a manner to allow rational thinking to prevail over confusion and distortion.

When viewed with an open mind, the articles on the website have invariably defended the weak, the oppressed, the disadvantaged and the victims of mass deception –

Dissenting authoritarianism against innocent population.

In many featured visual content, the protesters represented by the unarmed civilians and the monks were waving a white flag and a peace sign during their peaceful demonstrations for freedom and justice only to be mercilessly hurt and killed in response.

The individualism – “Me, Myself and I” restraints outreach to the less fortunate.

Saving humanity from a myriad of defiant forces is a horrendous task especially when the violators are powerful and immunized against reconciliation for common good.

Synopsis of requests made thus far:

Campaign Finance Reform – Public funded elections poignantly after the Supreme Court decision in Corporations’ favor.

Preserving American jobs by resurrecting the manufacturing sector and small businesses.

Universal Health Care for all – Single Payer System.

Tough Financial Reform – to protect average citizens from predatory and fraudulent practices, providing a safety net for the domestic economy and the global financial market.

Strong Environment Policies – fossil fuel and nuclear energy abandonment.

Public Education – Free higher education for students from average income families.

Economic and Social Justice – Gay rights and legalization of the undocumented workers in the country. Bridging the gap between the rich and the poor. Reviving the middle class in the society.

Nuclear Weapons – eliminating hierarchy prevalent under the pretext of the responsible factor and truthful disclosure on complete nuclear disarmament worldwide.

War and Military Base – Troop withdrawal, the prolonged military operations termination and defense budget divestment in the domestic economy including economic and social development in the war zones.

Being a reliable peace partner in international conflicts particularly Israel and Palestine,

Freedom for Tibet, Burma, North Korea, and Iran and curtail military coups like in Honduras, Haiti, vulnerable nations in Africa and Latin America on the United States watch.

Closure of Guantanamo bay and relinquish torture of terror suspects that’s in violation of the Geneva Convention.

Investigation of illegal invasion of Iraq war and judicial trial against the torture memo author Professor Yoo and others to prevent history repeating itself in the future.

Finally, the ordinary and the extraordinary have to leave this planet sometime in their lifetime in accordance with natural process.

Hence peace and empathy would make the world a better place for all.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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