Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicClimate change

Topic: Climate change

India heat wave drives temperature gap between rich and poor

Temperatures in the gritty New Delhi locality of Mungeshpur averaged 1.4° Celsius higher this month than in the suburban enclave of Safdarjung, data from India Meteorological Department shows.

India’s power sector must brace for trouble as climate worsens. Govt can’t sit back

India can no longer label extreme climate events as ‘unforeseeable’. The Union govt must prepare for them with alternate approaches.

Climate friendly farming is buzz of Davos, Cargill CEO David MacLennan says

The push for 'regenerative agriculture' is a big part of the discussion, raising questions about how to overcome financial & cultural challenges, according to the CEO and other panelists.

The new car model consumers now want, and the elephant in Quad room

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

A hot, deadly summer with frequent blackouts is coming as climate change tightens grip

The epicenter of the outages so far has been South and Southeast Asia as the heatwave has caused hours-long daily blackouts, putting over 1 billion people at risk.

India to Africa, countries worst affected get the least help in climate change research

Study shows 80% of climate research funding across the world between 1990 & 2020 was spent in the UK, US and EU.

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.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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