Tag: Climate Change

Students protest against climate change across globe

Students protest against climate change across globe

Canberra: Thousands of schoolchildren across the world, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg who has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, abandoned their classrooms on Friday to demand action on climate change as part of a global youth campaign. The protests in about 100 countries, including[Read More…]

Earth may not appear as blue by 2100: MIT study

New York, Owing to climate change surface of the oceans will change colour by end of 21st century leading our blue planet to look visibly altered, finds a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The findings showed that climate change has been significantly affecting phytoplankton — the[Read More…]

NGT raps Environment Ministry for failure to amend guidelines to check tree felling

NGT raps Environment Ministry for failure to amend guidelines to check tree felling

New Delhi, The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday slammed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for not amending the “Wood-Based Industries (Establishment and Regulation) Guidelines, 2016” to check illegal felling of trees for charcoal making. The Tribunal has granted “last opportunity” to the Ministry for implementing[Read More…]

Germany offers support to rebuild Kerala

Germany offers support to rebuild Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The German government has offered help in the form of grants, loans at low rates of interest and by participating in specific projects to rebuild Kerala which was devastated after the worst ever floods in August, a diplomat said here on Friday. Addressing the media, Martin Ney, the German[Read More…]

Developed nations reduced emissions by 13 per cent in 26 years and since 2010 these have decreased by 4.4 per cent, likely due in part to climate actions that more than offset the impact of economic and population growth, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said.

Developed nations reduced emissions: UN report

Katowice (Poland): Developed nations reduced emissions by 13 per cent in 26 years and since 2010 these have decreased by 4.4 per cent, likely due in part to climate actions that more than offset the impact of economic and population growth, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said.[Read More…]

Climate change is absolute priority: UN chief

Climate change is absolute priority: UN chief

United States: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said climate change is an absolute priority and the world is not doing enough. “Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment,” Guterres told an informal high-level leaders dialogue on climate change on the sidelines of[Read More…]

Climate change speeding up sea level rise, satellites show

Washington: Climate change has accelerated sea level rise and the rate at which it is rising is increasing every year, a study citing satellite data has revealed. Researchers, led by the University of Colorado-Boulder professor of aerospace engineering sciences Steve Nerem, used the data dating back to 1993 to observe the[Read More…]

‘Kadvi Hawa’: A timely warning about global warming

Film: ‘Kadvi Hawa’ Director: Nila Madhab Pandya Starring: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome Rating: **** Look at what we’ve done to Mother Earth. She is no longer Mother, she is Muddle Earth heading towards Murder Earth. In director Nila Madhab Pandya’s new work aptly entitled “Kadwi Hawa”, the bitter[Read More…]

Guess who schooled Sehwag on global warming?

Guess who schooled Virender Sehwag on global warming?

Former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag, who is known for his hilarious tweets otherwise, got slammed by Twitterati on Thursday, as he spoke on concentrating on ‘real issues’, instead of climate change. He stated the fact that climate change was a problem in the US and not in India, so it[Read More…]

Can these large hands save Venice?

These giant hands have become the talk of the town not just in Venice but all over the world. Here’s why: The façade of Palazzo Morosini Sagredo (also known as Ca’ Sagredo) in Venice is being supported by two giant hands coming out of the water. This is called Support,[Read More…]

Arctic to be hit by record-breaking heatwave

Scientists have warned that the temperatures at the North Pole could be, a record-breaking, 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve. These unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change, they said. “In pre-industrial times, a heatwave like this would have been[Read More…]





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