Tag: global warming

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  • A hideous leveller

    A hideous leveller

    Memories of indifference will not be easily forgotten, much after the coronavirus has blown over. A sense of genuine global outreach and sensitivity is foremost in such times, as certain communities and countries will suffer incalculably more than the others. Coronavirus is a timely reminder of how a crisis is a great leveller for all. Living in denial is not an option, neither is living in ignorance. In a perverse way, this crisis has also reiterated the pettiness of our societal and political issues that only seeks further 'divides', as opposed to unity.

    March 26, 2020
  • Should we really look for a vaccine?

    Should we really look for a vaccine?

    As birds mock us with their chirps, as the waters of Venice’s canals clear up and as relatively clean skies greet us on the day of a Janata curfew, it is time to reflect on the lessons the Covid-19 pandemic might be trying to teach us. It was a lesson that Mahatma Gandhi imparted when …

    March 22, 2020
  • Historic heat

    Historic heat

    Given the almost endemic melting of the ice, the mercury in the thermometer, whether it registers severely cold or icy temperatures, can only go higher still higher.

    February 11, 2020
  • Five farmers booked in Uttar Pradesh for stubble burning

    Five farmers booked in Uttar Pradesh for stubble burning

    Stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Delhi has been one of the reasons for rising air pollution in the national capital

    December 4, 2019
  • UN Secretary General warns of ‘point-of-no-return’ in climate crisis, lambasts major economies

    UN Secretary General warns of ‘point-of-no-return’ in climate crisis, lambasts major economies

    Scientists say even if all the world's nations honoured their pledges, the planet would still heat up at least three degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, a sure-fire recipe for calamity.

    December 2, 2019
  • New Zealand ‘on the right side of history,’ as country passes zero carbon emissions bill

    New Zealand ‘on the right side of history,’ as country passes zero carbon emissions bill

    The legislation, which was supported on both sides of the political divide, mandates that the country should produce no greenhouse-gases- except methane- by 2050, as part of New Zealand's bid to meet its Paris climate accord commitments.

    November 8, 2019
  • Nature to the rescue

    Nature to the rescue

    Taking the help of sunlight, new research has put forth two techniques to produce pure water and keep distillation plants clean,

    July 10, 2019
  • The Rising Tide

    The Rising Tide

    Rising sea levels and tidal erosion are eating up the Sundarbans. As many as 13 islands of the region face serious trouble and three of them ~ Lohachora, Ghoramara and New Moore (South Talpatti in Bangladesh) ~ have already submerged into the Bay of Bengal. The swelling sea levels have posed the problem of environmental refugees and the homes of at least 70,000 people might disappear. The region can be linked to the Titanic that hit the iceberg.

    July 1, 2019
  • Exploration for the cause of conservation

    Exploration for the cause of conservation

    Seasoned adventurists face trekking challenges head-on and teach younger generations the ropes.

    June 28, 2019
  • Nepal faces mountainous challenge identifying Everest bodies

    Nepal faces mountainous challenge identifying Everest bodies

    Police and government officials admit they face a huge challenge putting names to the dead climbers and sending them back to their home countries.

    June 9, 2019
  • Coming decade crucial for our planet’s survival

    Coming decade crucial for our planet’s survival

    In October 2018, a widely cited and discussed report of the most important scientific body on climate change (the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change or the IPCC) warned that there are only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to the limit of 1.5 deg. C.

    May 9, 2019
  • Most Australians see climate change as bigger threat than terrorism: Study

    Most Australians see climate change as bigger threat than terrorism: Study

    The poll also confirmed Australians were more concerned about climate change this election than at any time.

    May 8, 2019
  • Measuring global warming

    Measuring global warming

    Variations in the Earth’s gravity can reveal how the planet’s bulk is shifting

    April 24, 2019
  • 10 polar vortex photos and videos that will leave you chilled to the bone

    10 polar vortex photos and videos that will leave you chilled to the bone

    The polar vortex death toll was at least 21 at last count

    February 1, 2019
  • Science vs Greed

    Science vs Greed

    Climate change, regrettably, continues to remain the domain of fighting environmentalists while it should have been a universal concern.

    December 19, 2018
  • Measuring collective pain

    Measuring collective pain

    If a tiny vibration, at a specific frequency, can lead a bridge to vibrate as a whole, why can't the pain wave originating from an animal being slaughtered, lead to a similar destructive outcome such as an earthquake?

    December 9, 2018
  • The real enemy in climate change

    The real enemy in climate change

    The US Government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, published in November has reported that climate change is already happening, it will get worse, it will be very costly to deal with, but we can still do something about it.

    December 9, 2018