Tags: global warming

Climate change increases extreme rainfall and the chance of floods- University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia climate experts warn that, without urgent action, climate change will continue to cause an increase in the intensity of extreme rainfall that can lead to severe flooding. An international research team have concluded that increases in extreme rainfall and associated flooding are projected to continue as global temperatures continue to rise. […]

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Southern Hemisphere westerly winds likely intensify as climate warms: BAS

Polar climate scientists have created the most high resolution past record of the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds. The results, published this week (9 December) in the journal Communications Earth and Environment, describe how the winds are likely to intensify and migrate poleward as the climate warms. The study highlights the urgent need for better models to […]

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This country declared climate emergency, here is what we know

Government of New Zealand recently declared a climate emergency and also announced its commitment to make its public sector carbon-neutral by 2025, calling on the country to “act with urgency”. After returning to power with a landslide majority in October election PM Jacinda Ardern moved the motion in parliament on Wednesday. Majority of parliamentarians voted […]

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Climate Change a serious threat-may bring back long-dormant viruses to life

Long-dormant viruses brought back to life; the resurgence of deadly and disfiguring smallpox; a dengue or zika “season” in Europe. These could be disaster movie storylines, but they are also serious and increasingly plausible scenarios of epidemics unleashed by global warming, scientists say. The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the globe and claimed over 760,000 […]

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High Mountain Asia could see ice loss run from 29 to 67 percent: Study

The ice in one of the world’s highest concentrations of non-polar glaciers could see significant melting before the end of the century, potentially affecting sea levels around the globe, according to a new computer model from the NASA Sea Level Science Team. The region, known as High Mountain Asia, could see ice loss run from […]

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US Democratic candidate Joe Biden unveils USD 2 trillion climate plan

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has unveiled a USD 2 trillion proposal to boost investment in clean energy and combat the global warming as he pledged to rejoin the historic Paris agreement on climate change if elected in the November elections. US President Donald Trump in 2017 withdrew the United States, the world’s No 2 […]

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Indian Railways set to transform into Green Railways by 2030

In a bid to transform the Indian railways into Green Railways by 2030 the Ministry of Railway in recent past has taken many initiatives towards mitigation of  global warming and combating climate change. Ministry of Railways in a statement on Monday said Railway electrification, improving the energy efficiency of locomotives and trains and fixed installations, […]

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Warning: global temperature likely to exceed 1.5 degree in five years: WMO

The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year, according to new climate predictions issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Global Annual to […]

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Investors reaching out for new tools to measure climate change risk

In the twilight years of past civilisations, astrologers would scour the heavens for signs of impending calamity. In an era where climate change is eroding age-old certainties, a new cast of characters is searching for answers in the sky. A small but growing network of asset managers, academics, start-up entrepreneurs and campaigners are working to […]

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