User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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‘Climate change threatens future of golf’ 8.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Climate change threatens future of golf’
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Dr. Harsh vardhan inaugurates high performance computing (HPC) facility at Noida 30.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Earth Science, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has urged scientists and researchers to strengthen fundamental science and move towards solution science. Dedicating to the nation, the High Performance Computer (HPC)
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Modi takes WEF by storm, sells India like never before 23.1.2018 Rediff: Business
Climate change and terrorism are grave concerns before the world, Modi said.
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2017 was hottest year without an El Nino event 18.1.2018 DNA: India
Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday. Average surface temperatures in 2017 were 1.1 degree Celsius (2.0 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, creeping towards 1.5C (2.7F), the most ambitious limit for global warming set by almost 200 nations under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The agreement has been weakened by a plan by U.S. President Donald Trump, who doubts mainstream scientific findings that warming is driven by man-made greenhouse gases, to pull out. The U.N's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said 2017 was indistinguishable from 2015 as the second or third warmest year behind 2016, and made 2017 "the warmest year without an El Niño" in records dating back to the late 19th century. Temperatures in both 2016 and 2015 were lifted by an El Niño, a natural event which can disrupt weather patterns worldwide every few years and releases ...
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UN Secy-General hails India, China's climate change fight when 'others are failing' 13.1.2018 DNA: Money
The United Nations has hailed India and China for their leadership role and strong commitment in fighting climate change at a time when "others are failing". Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a "very solid commitment" for climate action, pointing out that African nations were the biggest victims of the globally changing weather patterns. "We cannot be defeated by climate change and we are not yet winning this battle," he said yesterday at a ceremony in which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the 'Group of 77 (or G77) and China' from Ecuador. "And it is clear to me that the biggest victims of climate change are members of the G77, namely African countries affected by drought or small island countries affected by the kind of hurricanes that we have seen or the rising levels of waters. "But at the same time, of the largest economies of the world the two largest economies of the G77 are strongly committed to the leadership in climate action - and I refer to China and India," Guterres was ...
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Public health lessons Indian cities can learn from Surat 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
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NGT refuses to set aside green clearance for Amaravati capital 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
In a relief for the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday declined to set aside the environmental clearance (EC) for building of the new capital city Amaravati and allowed the project to go ahead, subject to set of stringent conditions for environment protection. The verdict was passed by a three-member bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar after hearing a batch of pleas that challenged the project on environmental grounds and the project's EC. The pleas had said the Capital city would harm the fertile agricultural lands in Krishna and Guntur districts and put at peril the floodplain and wetland ecology. The green court refused to set aside the EC after it was convinced that the new Capital would not harm the floodplains and wetlands. The bench also noted that the project had reached a stage of 'fait accompli' and thus demolishing the project would come at a huge financial, environmental and human cost. In the conditions it stipulated, the Tribunal directed the AP ...
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India tops list of countries affected by climate change 13.11.2017 DNA: Top News
The recently released Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report has put India amongst the sixth most vulnerable countries after Haiti, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The report, recently released in Germany, has, however, analysed and taken into account data between 1997 and 2016. Prepared by a group of researchers on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has estimated that more than 5.24 lakh people died across the world, as a direct result of more than 11 000 extreme weather events accounting  to loss of around US$ 3.16 trillion during this period. In India 2,119 people were killed during 2016, a number higher than any other country, losing $21,500 million the third highest financial loss after those suffered by China and the US. The report ranked the US fifth in fatalities from climate change impacts during 2016. It mentions the heat waves in South Asia which persisted until the beginning of summer 2016, breaking a record of 51°C in Rajasthan,  in ...
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Bonn: Without Donald Trump, governments come to gether to tackle climate change 6.11.2017 DNA: Money
Governments will try to bolster a 2015 pact to combat climate change at annual talks in Germany from Monday strained by President Donald Trump's plan to pull out and instead promote the U.S. coal and oil industries. Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who will preside at the Nov. 6-17 talks of almost 200 nations in Bonn, says he wants more urgent action to cut greenhouse gases as part of the 195-nation Paris Agreement. "The human suffering caused by intensifying hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, floods and threats to food security caused by climate change means there is no time to waste," he said in a statement on Sunday outlining his goals. Delegates will work on a detailed "rule book" to help guide the 2015 Paris climate accord, which set a goal of ending the fossil fuel era this century by shifting to renewable energies such as wind and solar power. But Trump doubts that human activities are the main cause of climate change - a finding endorsed most recently by U.S. scientists in a report on ...
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Why we are to blame for the flooding in our cities 4.11.2017 Rediff: News
'India, by virtue of its gigantic population and geography, stands at the very front line of this climate catastrophe.'
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'The problem is that people in our country get used to bad news' 3.10.2017 Rediff: Movies
Kadvi Hawa has some very bad news for us all.
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Climate change responsible for prolonged summer spell 1.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Climate change responsible for prolonged summer spell
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FULL TEXT of Sushma's address at UNGA 24.9.2017 Rediff: News
'We are completely engaged in fighting poverty; alas, our neighbour Pakistan seems only engaged in fighting us.'
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Full text of Sushma Swaraj's speech at UN General Assembly 23.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
Mr President, Let me begin by offering my heartiest congratulations on your election as President of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. For those of us fortunate to represent our nations as Foreign Minister this is a particularly happy event: one of us has this honour. Mr President, India welcomes your efforts to place people at the heart of international diplomacy as you shape policy and lend direction to world affairs from your august chair. I thank you for the theme you have chosen: 'Focusing on people: Striving for peace and a decent life on a sustainable planet'. People, peace, decency, sustenance and focus define a noble objective. Mr President: The United Nations was established for the welfare, security, harmony, rights and economic progress of the people of our world. India fully supports your efforts in this great mission.  I had spoken before this Assembly last year as well. It is a year that has seen much change both in this Assembly and the world it represents. We have a new Secretary ...
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Human frontiers: How much heat can the body and mind take? 22.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
HEATWAVE-HEALTH/SCIENCE (FEATURE):FEATURE-Human frontiers: How much heat can the body and mind take?
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Turn off your faucet to fight climate change, rock icon Patti Smith says 16.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
GLOBAL-CLIMATECHANGE/CONCERT:Turn off your faucet to fight climate change, rock icon Patti Smith says
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Mizoram Guv worried over melting of Himalayan glaciers 14.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mizoram Guv worried over melting of Himalayan glaciers
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Those who are climate change deniers are stupid: Pope Francis 11.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Pope Francis today slammed climate change doubters as "stupid" in the wake of a spate of hurricanes that have thrashed the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. "Those who deny it (climate change) should go to the scientists and ask them. They are very clear, very precise," the pontiff said today during a press conference on the return leg of a five-day Colombia trip. "A phrase from the Old Testament comes to mind: 'man is stupid, a stubborn, blind man'," he added. Francis said individuals and politicians had a "moral responsibility" to act on advice from scientists, who had clearly outlined what must be done to halt the course of global warming. "These aren't opinions pulled out of thin air. They are very clear," he said. "They (world leaders) decide and history will judge those decisions," he added. The pope has been an ardent supporter of efforts to combat climate change and its consequences to the world's most vulnerable populations, in terms of pollution, disease, wars and migration. He has regularly ...
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Powerful hurricanes to fuel demands from island nations at climate talks 11.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
STORM-IRMA/CLIMATE (REPEAT, PIX):RPT-Powerful hurricanes to fuel demands from island nations at climate talks
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Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action 9.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
COLOMBIA-CLIMATECHANGE/CARTAGENA (FEATURE):FEATURE-Cartagena struggles to get pioneering climate plan into action
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