Global warming

Funding developing countries to seal ozone hole

Funding developing countries to seal ozone hole

September 7, 2022

Ever wondered whatever happened to the Ozone Hole? Not many would be able to even figure out the question, let alone answer it correctly. But little wonder about it since over 60 pc of the world’s population today is born not just after the discovery of the Ozone Hole, but afte...

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Fergusson College, Pune to become carbon neutral

Fergusson College, Pune to become carbon neutral

September 1, 2022

Nearly 200 students of Fergusson College dreamt of carbon-neutral campus with freedom from human induced Green House Gases, mainly carbon dioxide. Riding bicycles, once a symbol of Pune’s dynamic  culture, and electric vehicles, the current symbol of innovative manufacturing h...

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European heatwaves linger on at fag end of summer

European heatwaves linger on at fag end of summer

August 26, 2022

Last week of August is meant to be rather pleasant in Europe as the summer wanes but leaves enough of sun to keep the clouds and rain at bay. The normal temperatures are in mid-20°C and minimums around 15°C. But on August 25, Paris was still sweltering at 33°C and Koln in Germ...

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US climate change bill is not good news for India

US climate change bill is not good news for India

August 16, 2022

  On Friday, sticking to the party line, the United States House of Representatives handed President Joe Biden a major victory by passing 220-207 a bill that would see unprecedented expense on climate change, while boosting healthcare and raising corporate taxes to finance p...

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India to face brunt of climate change, warns IPCC report

India to face brunt of climate change, warns IPCC report

March 1, 2022

Yet another report on climate change and global warming has warned that world is firmly on its way to a catastrophic situation within the next three decades in absence of any serious action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the impact of climate crisis on the most v...

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Counting costs of climate catastrophe: USD 170 bn in 2021

Counting costs of climate catastrophe: USD 170 bn in 2021

December 28, 2021

A report published by British charity Christian Aid says that the 10 biggest extreme weather events in 2021 caused damage exceeding USD 170 billion, while claiming more than 1075 lives and displacing 1.3 million people worldwide. The charity goes on to say that this is the highes...

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Rich world dodges climate finance & climate equity at COP26

Rich world dodges climate finance & climate equity at COP26

November 14, 2021

For months leading up to the opening of COP26, the 26th meeting of Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dozens of reputed scientific organisations had said that it was really the last chance to pull the world back from the b...

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Fatal floods, the new normal as India ignores global warming signs

Fatal floods, the new normal as India ignores global warming signs

October 31, 2021

In 2017, a study led by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) reported that from 1950 to 2015, there has been a three-fold increase in widespread extreme precipitation events in India, with extreme flooding affecting about 825 million people, leaving 17 million home...

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Delhi’s transgenders lend helping hand to Yamuna clean up

Delhi’s transgenders lend helping hand to Yamuna clean up

October 25, 2021

  On Saturday, Delhi-based NGO Aarohan came together with volunteers from AIIMS, Delhi Police and organisations like ISKCON and the Lahar Foundation to conduct a cleanup of the Yamuna River at ITO Chhat Ghat. The cleanup is an annual event and this year Aarohan, along with i...

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Indian youth & climate change: From advocacy to action

Indian youth & climate change: From advocacy to action

October 4, 2021

A survey published in British medical research journal, Lancet, raises alarming questions about the impact of ongoing climate change on the younger generation around the world. The study, one of the first conducted across the world, surveyed 10,000 persons in 10 nations, found th...

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Global warming goes way beyond carbon

Global warming goes way beyond carbon

September 3, 2021

With over 40 gigatonnes released in the atmosphere in the year 2020, which was supposed to be a low-activity year due to the lockdowns and travel restrictions across the globe, carbon dioxide is of course the most high-profile and most talked about reason behind the global warmin...

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Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Conservation Congress

August 28, 2021

When the Indian delegation reaches the historical port city of Marseille on the famed French riviera next week to participate in the IUCN World Conservation Congress, it would have little to be proud of and a lot to hide due to poor performance in conservation of the immense natu...

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