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The quickest way to mitigate global warming? Scientists say to reduce methane before CO2

Although less abundant, Methane contains more than 80 times the global warming potential of CO2 over a 20-year period.

One plant a day keeps Pakistan’s debt away? Why Imran Khan is on a ‘smart forest’ drive

Even before he became PM, Imran Khan had been on a plantation drive, urging Pakistanis to do the same. But environmentalists and local people in Khyber weren't happy.
Representational Image | Delhi residents try to stay cool during a heatwave in the national capital | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Adverse pregnancy outcomes, mental health issues: Lancet paper warns of global warming impact

Two-part series published in Lancet looks at how rising global temperatures will affect the human body, and elaborates on heat-reducing strategies that can be implemented.
A file photo of R. Krishnan, executive director of the Centre for Climate Change Research at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. | Photo by special arrangement

Prepare for extreme weather events, reduce emissions — IPCC report author has warning for India

India has made large strides in improving weather prediction forecasts, and in preparation for extreme events, but there is a need to scale it up, says R. Krishnan.
Vehicles drive through a waterlogged road after a heavy monsoon rainfall in Mumbai on 16 July, 2021 | Photographer: Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

SubscriberWrites: Time to see climate change in terms of national, personal security and cause of economic crash

Currently, public awareness around climate change is quite narrow, as the reportage of natural disasters usually cover it as a matter-of-fact one-off occurrence, writes Ameya Karnad.
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IPCC report confirms fears about climate change. Drastic cuts in emissions can prevent the worst

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Vehicles drive through a waterlogged road after a heavy monsoon rainfall in Mumbai on 16 July, 2021 | Photographer: Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

These are the ‘code red’ warnings in IPCC climate change report, & why it matters

The sixth IPCC report contains the most up-to-date, scientifically accurate projection of climate change. It warns that a 1.5° Celsius breach is now inevitable by 2040.

Earth will warm by 1.5°C in 20 years, this is code red for humanity, warns UN climate report

Coming months before UN COP26 talks, IPCC report says past decade was likely hotter than any period in last 1.25 lakh years. UN chief says this should sound death knell for coal, fossil fuels.

What the Little Ice Age tells us about the devastating effects of small changes in climate

Restoring the chemistry of the atmosphere will take many decades and so communities must adapt to a hotter and less habitable planet.
Representational image of ice caps on Greenwich Island, Antarctica | Photo: Isadora Romero | Bloomberg

SubscriberWrites: Consequences of climate change are visible now but we carry on as usual

We all are pleased to visit hilly and mountainous regions to find peace and happiness, but we do not want to conserve those beautiful places, writes Somil Pahuja.

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UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Thani Al Zeyoudi (file photo) | Bloomberg

UAE seeks $100 billion non-oil trade with India to deepen economic ties

The United Arab Emirates ​is looking to reposition itself as a global hub for business and finance in the face of growing regional competition from Saudi Arabia.

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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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