Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicClimate Crisis

Topic: Climate Crisis

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.

Need to scale up disaster management as climate change accelerates, says NDMA member secretary

The NDMA is India’s apex body for disaster management and gets into action during floods, droughts, heatwaves, cyclones, and six other types of disaster events. With the frequency of such events increasing, Kishore said disaster management services are now needed on a larger scale. 

‘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.

Methane is a big climate problem that Bitcoin can help solve

Crusoe, a startup, has built mobile data centers that are placed onto oilfield sites where flaring takes place. It is able to use the excess gas in a process it calls digital flare mitigation.

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.

What the latest IPCC report on climate vulnerability & adaptation means for India

India is one of the South Asian nations to record the most number of urban adaptation initiatives, but these plans are marred by uneven distribution of funds and priority. 

US Defense largest consumer of fossil fuels — How world’s militaries hide carbon emissions

US military is a more consequential climate actor than many of the industrialised countries gathered at the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

The world is going to need a Covax for climate crisis

The pandemic didn’t exactly give the world a lot of time to design institutions to encourage technology transfer. We don’t have that excuse for the climate crisis.

G-20 continues to be deadlocked as China won’t budge on climate goals

Some countries singled out China, saying it is refusing to beef up commitments to limit temperature increases and digging in over coal, with Russia and India also dragging the chain.

2020 deadline missed, developed countries now hope to deliver $100 bn climate finance by 2023

‘Climate Delivery Plan’ released ahead of UN climate change conference (COP26) outlines agenda & timetable for developed countries to deliver monetary help to low-income nations.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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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