Sunday, 16 January, 2022
TopicGlobal warming

Topic: Global warming

If this ‘doomsday’ glacier melts, there will be global floods and vanishing of islands

A sea level rise of several metres would inundate many of the world’s major cities – including Shanghai, New York, Miami, Tokyo and Mumbai.

How elephants help put planet-warming carbon underground

The hungry herbivores eat and trample the vegetation that stores carbon and keeps it from heating the atmosphere.

Protecting livelihoods is the next frontier for India in the fight against climate change

For a developing nation, putting some sectors on a path of lower carbon emissions without compromise on growth and development, is a challenge. 

Earth waits for another COP-out next year, and Boris Johnson’s new order to his ministers

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Singhbhum in India could have been first land mass to rise from oceans 3 billion years ago

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Why the red alert on climate change? 6 charts show

If civilisation stopped its carbon dioxide-emitting activities today, it would still take many hundreds of years for the concentration of carbon dioxide to normalise.

More flood, heatwave, drought – A 3℃ hotter world is much worse than 1.5℃

Our experience during Covid tells us that relatively modest perturbations to a system can lead to major and unanticipated knock-on effects. Like climate change.

Investor activism could make big difference on climate goals. That’s plan B, there’s no plan C

Green accounting and ESG investing initiatives could make headway where governments have so far failed — in achieving meaningful progress on global warming.

Govts around the world have learnt language of ‘greenwashing’, especially India: Amitav Ghosh

Geopolitics of climate change is never discussed at meetings like COP, which are oriented towards technocratic & technological solutions, Amitav Ghosh says at ThePrint’s Off the Cuff. 

Violence and mental health are likely to get worse in a warming world

Research has shown that rising temperatures are associated with an increase in suicides and in violent behaviour, as well as exacerbating mood and anxiety disorders.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Defence

A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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