Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicClimate change

Topic: Climate change

Climate change is making India and Pakistan heat more intense

'Spells of heat have always been a feature of the region’s pre-monsoon climate during April and May,' Nikos Christidis, the scientist who produced the report, said in a statement.

Climate change spurred collapse of 17th-century kingdom in Tibet, says study on crop yield

Study on Tibet’s Guge kingdom conducted by researchers from China, US and the Netherlands published in the journal Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.

‘Horror heatwave’: A climate scientist’s take on the future for India and Pakistan

There are two main reasons India is bucking the trends in 'heatwave intensity' seen in other parts of the world: pollution and irrigation.

What are wet bulb temperatures, and why they probably won’t cross 35°C long enough to be lethal

World panel on climate change said this year that if emissions aren't reduced, wet bulb temperatures would creep closer to 35°C, considered limit of human survivability.

Green energy can change India’s development trajectory. Climate change also an opportunity

The renewable sector holds immense potential for job creation since clean energy technologies such as solar are far more labour intensive.

Global met. body almost certain that one year between 2022 & 2026 will be hottest on record

According to latest projections by the World Meteorological Organization, global temperatures could cross mark of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for a brief period in next five years.

93% of the world’s ocean is unprotected. It can cost more than three billion people

Protecting and restoring ocean habitats such as seagrass beds, salt marshes, and mangroves, and their associated food webs are critical.

India’s heat risk interventions still new. Heatwave in 2022 shows it needs to learn fast

Experts have warned India will face more frequent and intense heat waves in the coming decades, and if global warming doesn’t slow down, they’ll only get worse.

La Niña, climate change — why Indian subcontinent got scorched so early & for so long this year

While heat waves are common this time of the year and peak in May, the ongoing heat wave was first declared uncharacteristically early on 11 March.

Only climate change isn’t driving natural disasters. There are ‘human’ factors

Besides climate change, there are several 'underreported' drivers of losses from natural disasters. We need to build models to mitigate the harm.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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