Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicClimate change

Topic: Climate change

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.

Heatwave in north and east India to continue, relief next month, says Met

Northeast India set for some relief as “rain and thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds” will prevail.

India’s early heatwave sign of climate change, could be more dangerous to health, say experts

Intense heatwaves like the ones in March and April are unusual but they could become more frequent due to climate change unless net emissions are reduced, experts say.

High-income countries need to pay up if climate goals are to be achieved, Bhupender Yadav says

Speaking at Raisina Dialogue, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav says developed countries have been unable to fulfil their $100 billion climate finance pledge for developing countries.

Gen Z is at the forefront of sustainable fashion movement. Brands are adopting changes too

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

10-fold rise in intense forest fires in India from 2000 to 2019, study points to climate change

Council on Energy, Environment and Water study says hot temperatures, low humidity & increased dry spells have made it more conducive for forest fires to spread.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
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

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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