Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: IPCC

234 scientists read 14,000+ research papers to write the upcoming UN climate report

Every seven years or so, the IPCC releases a report – essentially a “state of the climate” for governments.

Doomsday scenario for climate change looks like a rash flight of imagination

The worst case scenario predicts Earth warming by 5 degrees Celcius, but realistically it might not come to pass. Climate change, though, is still an enormous catastrophe in the making.

Why the new UN report on climate change is alarming for India’s fishing ecosystem & oceans

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, with contributions from over 100 scientists, says heatwaves in oceans have globally doubled in 30 yrs.

Don’t bet on the UN to fix climate change – it’s failed for 30 years

At the UN climate summit, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg told leaders 'we are watching you'. But getting 197 nations to agree on anything is a fool’s errand.   

Our best-case climate scenario could save tons of island residents. It could also be a myth

Scientists say computer simulations used by UN’s IPCC & other researchers to make projections may be inadequate to adjudge true intensity of climate change.

Scientists suggest $2.4 trillion shift from coal to renewables

To stabilise climate change, the world must invest $2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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.