In a monumental alliance between two of the world's largest democracies, we witness a rare (almost unheard-of) instance in political history: nations are fighting for a cause rather than causing a fight. The severe implications of global warming on the health, progress and future of our world has been formally recognised by India and the United States, who have committed to reducing HFC emissions.

India and the US make the world's top three list (along with China) of countries which are the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. This commitment to slow down the impact of climate change is a step to reverse the damage by the Anthropocene, hopefully putting both countries on a more sustainable environmental trajectory and also setting the standards of mitigating externalities as a precedent for the rest of the world to follow.