The Hindu Editorial Analysis : 9th November 2022

The Hindu Editorial Analysis:

The Hindu is now synonymous with civil services aspirants. What brought on this cult readership?

We all are aware of the importance of reading The Hindu newspaper with the aspect of improving reading ability, easily comprehending paragraphs, getting updated with the current events, improving essay writing and many more. For a banking aspirant it becomes necessary to read editorials for vocabulary. In this article we are going to discuss the points of today’s editorials with practice questions and important vocabs.

A Necessary Signal.

  • The 27th session of Conference of Parliament (COP)is underway at Egypt’s sea-side City of Sharm-el-sheik where, over two weeks, heads of government, diplomats, business heads, activists, journalists, and lobbyists will converge.
  • The attempt is to inch ahead on a global rehaul of energy consumption to improve Earth’s chances against catastrophic climate change.
  • While every COP ends with a hard-bargain document, the essential principles remains constant.
  • How to ensure that all countries contribute to paying for what our takes to avoid the consequences of global warming without compromising on economic development, while accounting for their historical responsibility in exacerbating the crises.
  • There are several countries, especially Island Nations, that stand to lose the most from global warming without having a role in causing it.
  • Given that COP agreements are non-binding on the signatory member-States,and volte-faces not unusual-such as the United States unilaterally exiting the agreements only to join again-these meeting also serve as a forum for public posturing.
  • Countries announce their commitments to lofty environmental goals but do little to execute the often stringent measures that these entail because they potentially involve politics blowback.
  • It is thus appropriate that COP27 is viewed as the so called ‘implementation COP’ , to borrow a term from Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian foreign minister and President ,COP27.
  • Shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy is expensive and the large developing countries(India, China, Brazil, South Africa) while committing to a carbon free future also underline their right to rely on fossil fuels in the interim.
  • This will also mean greater transparency from recipient Nations on how these investments measurably improve a transition away from polluting sources.
  • COP27 must send the message, loud and clear, that be it war or peace, poverty or plenty, securing the world’s future comes at a price that only gets costlier every passing day.

Practice Questions:

  • What is COP27 which is going to be held in Egypt?
  • Name the countries committing to a carbon free future.
  • What are the COP agreements?

Important Vocabs:

  • Interim- the intervening time
  • Entail- to make something necessary
  • Stringent- very strict
  • Exacerbate- to make something worse, especially a disease or problem
  • Lobbyist- a person who takes part in an organized attempt to influence legislators.

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