Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicExtreme climate

Topic: Extreme climate

Climate change deadlier than cancer, widening gap between haves, have-nots, says new UN study

Global warming has had a negative effect on livelihoods, labour efficiency and increased energy consumption — all of which trigger a cycle of adverse climatic impact, the report says.

Adaptation too slow, COP27 must address loss and damage caused by climate change, says UN

The UN's ‘Adaptation Gap’ report, released Thursday, stated that 'without a step change in financial support, adaptation actions could be outstripped by accelerating climate impacts'.

Nearly 90% of Jan-Sept days saw extreme weather events in some part of India, says new report

According to Center for Science and Environment report, extreme weather events killed 2,755 humans & 70,000 livestock, affected 1.8 million hectares of crop area & destroyed over 416,667 houses.

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.

74% of India’s districts prone to extreme climate like droughts, floods & cyclones, says study

Council for Energy, Environment and Water measured each district’s vulnerability to climate change, found 5 states — Assam, Andhra, Maharashtra, Karnataka & Bihar — most at risk.

On Camera

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.