Tag: climate change

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  • Red alert in Kerala

    Red alert in Kerala

    Nature’s fury has taken a heavy toll in Kerala with more than 40 deaths and rendering thousands of people homeless. The Union government has come to the State’s aid with an immediate relief of Rs 100 crore. Climate change may be one of the causes for the unprecedented rains causing the worst floods in the …

    August 15, 2018
  • Alarmist barometer

    Alarmist barometer

    A direly alarmist signal has been emitted to the world at large and the risk of the Earth ~ to which the world belongs ~ slipping into what they call the “hothouse state” is dangerously real. The report of scientists of the Stockholm Resilience Center, the University of Copenhagen, the Australian National University, and the …

    August 11, 2018
  • Climate change impacts may be bigger than projected

    Climate change impacts may be bigger than projected

    While earlier projections of the pace and impact of climate change were also considered to be worrying, many senior scientists are now warning that climate change may in fact turn out to be faster and its impacts bigger than the commonly accepted projections made earlier. At present the average global temperature is around 1-degree C …

    August 10, 2018
  • Don’t make Shimla another Cape Town: Sunita Narain

    Don’t make Shimla another Cape Town: Sunita Narain

    Asserting that it was unfair to compare ‘Queen of hills’ to Cape Town owing to recent water crisis, noted environmentalist Sunita Narain on Wednesday urged the government and people to not to let Shimla become another Cape Town. Narain who is also the Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), however, expressed satisfaction …

    August 2, 2018
  • 800 million South Asians at risk

    800 million South Asians at risk

    The impact of climate change is on the rise and no part of the world is immune. South Asia, home to some of the world’s poorest and hungriest peoples, emerges as especially vulnerable. A new study by the World Bank projects a steep decline in living standards in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka because …

    July 15, 2018
  • Himachal to access vulnerability of villages towards climate change

    Himachal to access vulnerability of villages towards climate change

    Himachal Pradesh government will soon study the vulnerability of all villages of the state towards climate change after which adaptation projects would be carried out. Informing about the development during a workshop in Dharamshala, Special Secretary cum Director, Environment Science and Technology department D C Rana said while the area under Yamuna river basin has …

    July 2, 2018
  • Rescue the peak

    Rescue the peak

    Over three decades ago the noted British climber, Chris Bonnington, had lamented the waning of some of the challenge of climbing Mount Everest ~ identifying a route, opening it etc. “Now you can sniff your way up there, just follow the garbage trail.” Some alarm bills did ring, but not loud enough to avert that …

    June 25, 2018
  • Boost for climate resilient cities

    Boost for climate resilient cities

    The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), an international coalition of city leaders committed to raising the global ambition for climate action, has launched a regional chapter for South Asia in New Delhi. It aims to support the efforts of cities in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to reduce …

    May 13, 2018
  • The battle over terminology

    The battle over terminology

    In the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), every word used can be contested between countries (sometimes they even argue for hours about a comma!). Hence every term has to be accepted by consensus by all the countries for it to be adopted in any UNFCCC decision. Under these circumstances …

    May 11, 2018
  • BATTLING HUNGER

    BATTLING HUNGER

    Doing the math in the countdown to zero hunger for the Asia- Pacific region, Kundhavi Kadiresan presents the challenge facing the Asia-Pacific region.

    May 10, 2018
  • To help save reefs from climate change

    To help save reefs from climate change

    A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports predicted that at the current rate, ‘annual severe bleaching’ will impact 99 per cent of coral reefs within the century.

    April 29, 2018
  • World Penguin Day | Climate change is dramatically altering their habitat

    World Penguin Day | Climate change is dramatically altering their habitat

    There are believed to be 17 penguin species, ranging from the Little Blue Penguin or the fairy penguins of Australia and New Zealand to the mighty Emperor Penguins found in Antarctica.

    April 24, 2018
  • HP activists point out flaws in draft national forest policy

    HP activists point out flaws in draft national forest policy

    Forest rights activists in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday said the Draft National Forest Policy, 2018 brought out by Ministry of Forests, Environment and Climate Change lacks perspective. “The draft policy is flawed and it fails to recognise the spirit of Forest Rights Act, 2006, which sought to address historical injustice inflicted on tribals and other …

    April 17, 2018
  • Haryana for faster clearance to projects

    Haryana for faster clearance to projects

    In another attempt to facilitate the faster processing of various clearances for building construction projects, the Haryana government has decided to grant the Consent to Establish (CTE) to construction projects, which require Environmental Clearances (EC) from the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), at the time of grant of EC itself in one go. This …

    April 17, 2018
  • Raising a stink

    Raising a stink

    Few people, and even less scientists, have been brave enough to even talk about flatulence. It is usually a matter for pre-teenage boys' jokes. But the study of the diet and digestive systems of animals is an important part of understanding how they survive and even how they affect climate change

    April 8, 2018
  • Rains up due to global warming: BBMB

    Rains up due to global warming: BBMB

    Ruling out water shortage in northern states due to deficient rains in the future due to global warming, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) on Friday said a study commissioned by it has confirmed that there will be increased rainfall in the near future due to global warming. Addressing a Press conference on BBMB’s achievements …

    April 6, 2018
  • Himachal govt worried over receding glaciers

    Himachal govt worried over receding glaciers

    Receding Himalayan glaciers due to climate change is an area of concern for Himachal Pradesh, said the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. Addressing an orientation workshop on climate change adaptation for MLAs and policy makers, which was organised by Environment, Science and Technology Department on ‘Climate Change Adaptation’, the CM said the climate change had …

    March 29, 2018