Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicGlobal warming

Topic: Global warming

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.

Warming of Indian Ocean could weaken southwest monsoon, German study on rains in India says

In the study, published in the journal PNAS Tuesday, a German team of researchers reconstructed Indian summer monsoon rainfall changes over the past 130,000 years.

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. 

Window to adapt to climate change fast closing, acting now can save lives, says UN IPCC report

Global warming must be kept to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Even temporary breach of this will cause severe risks, says UN panel’s 6th Assessment Report, released Monday.

On Camera

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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