Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: IPCC

What are wet bulb temperatures, and why they probably won’t cross 35°C long enough to be lethal

World panel on climate change said this year that if emissions aren't reduced, wet bulb temperatures would creep closer to 35°C, considered limit of human survivability.

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.

New IPCC report to have chapters on technology development, transfer for carbon dioxide removal

Authors put emphasis on carbon removal tech, which climate activists say reduces pressure on countries to cut fossil fuel dependence. Report to be released in April.

Uttar Pradesh to Odisha, young Indians are on the frontline of a ‘triple planetary crisis’

Real stories of young Indians on the frontlines of the triple planetary crisis are inspiring. We need more, says UN Resident Coordinator in India.

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.

‘Code red for humanity’ — 3.3 billion people are vulnerable, UN’s climate change report says

The IPCC report urges the world to cut its total emissions by 45% by 2030 to avoid climate catastrophe.

India to finalise COP26 climate goals after inter-ministerial discussions, minister Yadav says

India announced many ambitious goals to ramp up renewable energy capacity and cut emissions at Glasgow COP26. These need to be submitted to UNFCCC in writing.

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.

How’s climate change impacting cities, urban areas? World panel IPCC to study in new report

The report examines hard and soft limits that ecosystems, biodiversity, and societies face in terms of their adaptability to climate change. The first part was released in Aug last year.

On Camera


Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.