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Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Aluminium can help us build a circular economy in a post-Covid world

A circular economy can reduce emissions from production of key materials by 40 per cent. Aluminium, an infinitely recyclable material, can help in this transition.
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How the Dutch mastered work from home, climate change during lockdown & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Pedestrians walk past the India Gate monument shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution becoming more common in South Asia

Both extreme heat and air pollution have severe negative effects on the human body — from asthma to heart disease. But we are staring at a dirty, hot future.
A family look for shelter during rainfall ahead of Cyclone Nisarga's expected landfall, in Navi Mumbai, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. | PTI

As tropical storms become common, Covid-19 is changing how insurance claims are handled

A hurricane can result in thousands of insurance claims. But claims adjusters may not want to check damage in dozens of homes & run the risk of infection.
Vehicles pass through a waterlogged street after heavy monsoon rain, in Nagpur on 12 June 2020 | PTI

More floods, severe heatwaves: Govt predicts climate change impact on India this century

The report, set to be released this Friday, is the first comprehensive study by the Ministry of Earth Sciences on the global climate crisis and how it'll impact climate patterns in India.
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Climate change is set to become worst crisis of our time. Covid recovery could change that

The positive environmental benefits of global lockdown have shown us what is possible. Our actions will shape human existence for generations to come.
File image of IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath | Photo: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

Targeted policies, managing debt, ‘green’ economies — Gita Gopinath’s Covid survival guide

IMF's chief economist Gita Gopinath talks about how countries can handle the consequences to economies, environment, and health systems. Read the full interview here.
Mars comes closest to earth | Flickr

Mars may have had rings like Saturn years ago, and they could form again

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Air pollution

Drop in pollution might have cleared the air, but carbon dioxide levels are still soaring

Geological evidence suggests concentrations haven’t been as high as they are today in at least 3 million years.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

Defence

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Army officer challenges social media ban in HC, calls it ‘arbitrary, unconstitutional’

Lt Col P.K. Choudhary, who filed plea in Delhi HC, sought withdrawal of new policy on the grounds that it was 'arbitrary executive action'. Hearing is likely Tuesday.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.