1. Debates, dialogues or denials about whether global warming is manmade or not is moot. There is a dire necessity for preemptive action to prevent an Environmental Meltdown for the sake of our children and all the other species, which are going extinct at an alarmingly increasing rate.
  2. Ignoring the almost unanimous voice of climate scientists will certainly bequeath a planet of problems to subsequent generations, given that 2030 is predicted to be the cut-off point with respect to irreversible global warming, which increases the vulnerability of coastal populations and biodiverse hotspots, amongst others.
  3. While development is absolutely essential, the trend of thoughtless development that is out-of-tune with the planet’s ecosystem should be replaced by models sensitive to environmental consequences. Localised micro-level development in harmony with sustainability (like Anicut dams, recovery or creation of smaller water bodies) could be considered over mammoth, earth-hostile options powered by economic considerations. It would be ideal to create development models that tap into local traditional knowledge of conservation as they are based on the evolutionary wisdom of societies that have blended in harmoniously with nature for millennia.
  4. Corporate houses and consumer industries should hold themselves (or be held) accountable for pollution and environmental damages and corporate social responsibility should also include preventive mechanisms than merely mitigative ones.
  5. Substantial investments are required for R&D for climate solutions, including more economical and eco-friendly desalination, green energy; and incentives need to be provided for innovations that promote sustainability, manufacturing of recyclable and repairable appliances, etc.