With every passing year it has become increasingly clear that there is an urgent need to address the challenges posed by climate change in the world.
And one of the main ways to do so is by educating the public of its implications and urging them to make better choices for themselves and the planet. To do just that, the government of India has flagged off a “Science Express” that will spend seven months traveling across the country and raising awareness.
A collaborative effort by the ministries of Railways, Environment and Science and Technology, the Science Express Climate Action Special has already begun its journey and will end it on September 8, 2017.
With 16 coaches, it will cover a total of 19,000 km across India.
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Scroll quoted Minister of State for Environment Anil Dave as saying, “Unless we involve the common people in creating awareness about climate change, it will remain confined to seminars.”
Anyone who will be attending the exhibition will be able to gauge how they can make conscious lifestyle efforts across the board in order to reduce their own carbon footprint. There is also a section for kids where they will be taught how they too can go “green” in school and at home. There are also coaches dedicated to various activities that people can do while learning about climate change.
A science exhibition on the move, this isn’t the first journey by the Science Express. It was originally flagged off in 2007 and has embarked on similar journeys eight times since. The train, which has been custom-built by the Indian railways specifically for the department of science and technology, will now make stops at 68 stations across 20 states in India.
So, make sure you board the train on climate change before it’s too late!