Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicGlobal warming

Topic: Global warming

What the G7 Summit means for climate change solutions

The ‘climate club’ may drive forward the decarbonising of high-emitting industries, higher carbon prices and trade in low carbon products.

‘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.

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.

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.

Here’s what lies behind India’s rising heatwaves even before ‘hot season’ kicked in

2022 March was the hottest in 122 years since the IMD started maintaining records. Know why extreme heat waves are rising in India.

Govts must act within decade to mitigate extreme climate change impact, says latest IPCC report

Third part of IPCC's sixth assessment report warns temperatures may rise to 3.2 degrees above pre-industrial levels by end of century & talks about carbon capture & storage as a possible measure.

Your asthma inhaler helps global warming. Here’s how a ‘green inhaler’ can help

Traditional inhalers provide instant relief but emit greenhouse gases. Greener inhalers are being developed to protect asthmatics and the environment.

Almost 40°C in March? Why sizzling heatwave caught Mumbai by surprise last week

This year's March maximum as yet slightly lower than for last year — 40.9 degrees Celsius — recorded on 28 March 2021. City's highest-ever March maximum recorded in 1956.

South Pole warmer by 40°C, North Pole by 30°C. Simultaneous highs alarm scientists

Experts say what happened in Antarctica is 'probably just a random weather event and not a sign of climate change', but warn against the repercussions of repeated occurrence.

Indian banks ‘unprepared’ for climate-related risks, RBI must take action, new report says

None of the 34 banks Climate Risk Horizons analysed have assessed the resilience of their portfolios in the face of climate change. Only 2 have committed to stop funding new coal power plants.

On Camera

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New Brezza is not just a facelift. Maruti-Suzuki has worked to make it tough

I drove the automatic variant and it felt a bit languid on the open road. Prices start from Rs 8 lakh and go up to Rs 14 lakh for the automatic dual-tone variant.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

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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