User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Glacier
Last updated: Jun 20 2019 18:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study 20.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study
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Historic Ghunasuti on verge of extinction due to erosion 31.5.2019 The Assam Tribune
Historic Ghunasuti on verge of extinction due to erosion
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Climate change will melt vast parts of Himalayas: Study 5.2.2019 The Assam Tribune
Climate change will melt vast parts of Himalayas: Study
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'Hindu Kush Himalaya region is hotspot for climate change' 4.2.2019 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Glaciers are melting all across the region.'
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DLF Foundation embarks on 'Save the Himalayas' initiative 28.8.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Aug 28 (NewsVoir): DLF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DLF Ltd., recently supported the 'Save the Himalayas Foundation' to organize its first international conference titled 'Saving
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Greenhouse gases surge to new highs worldwide in 2017: US report 1.8.2018 DNA: India
Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said today. The annual State of the Climate Report, compiled by more than 450 scientists from over 60 countries, describes worsening climate conditions worldwide in 2017, the same year that US President Donald Trump pulled out of the landmark Paris climate deal. The United States is the world's second leading polluter after China, but has rolled back environmental safeguards under Trump, who has declared climate change a "Chinese hoax" and exited the Paris deal signed by more than 190 nations as a path toward curbing harmful emissions. The 300-page report issued by the American Meteorological Society and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mentioned the word "abnormal" a dozen times, referring to storms, droughts, scorching temperatures and record low ice cover in the Arctic. Last year, the top ...
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'Seals helping predict Antarctic ice sheet melt' 17.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Seals found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists to make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the ice sheet is melting. Scientists tagged two seal species with devices to collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica, according to the findings published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK has been investigating ways of studying warm, salty, deep water in the Amundsen Sea, in the Southern Ocean. Understanding more about how this water gets towards the ice shelves by measuring its temperature, salinity and depth, will help climate change modellers make more accurate predictions about how rapidly the Antarctic ice sheet is melting, they said. As the ice in west Antarctica melts, it has been estimated that sea levels could rise by up to 3.2 metres, with much of the water draining through two glaciers - Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier - in the Amundsen ...
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World glacier melting passes point of no return: Study 21.3.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The further melting of glaciers worldwide cannot be prevented in the current century - even if all the emissions are curtailed, a study has found. However, due to the slow reaction of glaciers to climate change, human activity will have a massive impact beyond the 21st century, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. In the long run, 500 metres by car with a mid-range vehicle will cost one kilogramme of glacier ice, researchers said. In the Paris Agreement, 195 member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to limit the rise in global average temperature to significantly below two degrees Celsius. Researchers at The University of Bremen in Germany and the University of Innsbruck in Austria calculated the effects of compliance with these climate goals on the progressive melting of glaciers. "Melting glaciers have a huge influence on the development of sea level rise," said Georg Kaser from the University of Innsbruck. "In our calculations, ...
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Donald Trump baffles scientists; says ice caps are 'setting records' 29.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
On Monday, scientists expressed bafflement over US President Donald Trump's assertion that ice caps are "setting records" when much of the world's ice from the Alps to the Andes is melting amid global warming. Trump cast doubt on mainstream scientific findings about climate change in an interview aired on Britain's ITV channel on Sunday night, saying "there's a cooling and there's a heating". — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 28, 2018 "The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now. But now they're setting records. They're at a record level," he said. Many people use the term "ice cap" to refer to polar sea ice or vast ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica. It is also a technical term for smaller masses of ice on land, ending in glaciers. AP FACT CHECK: 10 scientists & data throw cold water on President Trump's climate claims of cooling & warming and record high ice cap https://t.co/fJfSRjRUNv pic.twitter.com/woBAAPfkyj — seth borenstein (@borenbears) January 28, 2018 "Glaciers ...
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NASA study reveals how lakes and riviers survive under Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land 8.11.2017 DNA: Money
A geothermal heat source called mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet, a NASA study has found. Although the heat source is not a new or increasing threat to the West Antarctic ice sheet, it may help explain why the ice sheet collapsed rapidly in an earlier era of abrupt climate change, and why it is so unstable today. The stability of an ice sheet is closely related to how much water lubricates it from below, allowing glaciers to slide more easily, NASA said. Understanding the sources and future of the meltwater under West Antarctica is important for estimating the rate at which ice may be lost to the ocean in the future. Antarctica's bedrock is laced with rivers and lakes, the largest of which is the size of Lake Erie. Many lakes fill and drain rapidly, forcing the ice surface thousands of feet above them to rise and fall by as much as six metres. The motion allows scientists to estimate where and how ...
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China likely to monopolise Tibet’s water resources: Dr Sangay 4.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
China likely to monopolise Tibet’s water resources: Dr Sangay
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At its source, Ganga runs an obstacle course 1.10.2017 TOI: India
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Global warming scare: Glaciers in Asia to shrink by 33% by 2100 14.9.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Asian glaciers are set to shrink by at least a third by 2100 due to climate change, researchers said on Thursday, threatening millions who depend on their meltwaters for drinking, farming and hydro-electricity. The scientists' prediction is based on an assumption the world will limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - although many expect Earth will be much hotter than this by the end of the century. "As we have already considerably warmed the earth since the industrial era, we have caused an imbalance of the glaciers," said Philip Kraaijenbrink, the study's author and a geography researcher at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. "We observe their retreat almost everywhere on the globe. Even if we (do) not warm the climate any more at all, starting today, 14 percent of the ice will be lost," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Under the Paris climate accord, countries pledged to keep the rise in average global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius above ...
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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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Hackers deface 30 Pak govt websites 16.8.2017 TOI: India
A hacker group calling itself "Lulzsec India" has claimed to have defaced 30 websites and web pages belonging to various Pakistan government ministries and departments.
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30 years after his disappeance, German hiker's body found in Swiss Alps 2.8.2017 DNA: Popular News
Police in south-western Switzerland say they have found in an Alpine glacier the remains of a German hiker who went missing almost exactly three decades ago. The regional Valais police department said today the remains of the unidentified man were found after two hikers last week happened upon a hand and a pair of shoes sticking out of the Hohlaub glacier. Lab tests identified the deceased man, who was about 44 when he went missing on Aug. 11, 1987. Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said the victim's family has been informed. Swiss authorities are intermittently finding the bodies of adventurers who have gone missing in Alpine ice and snow. Rieder said authorities believe global warming has increasingly caused glaciers to retreat, raising the likelihood of finding more such human ...
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In photos: What happens when a trillion-tonne iceberg breaks loose from Antarctica 15.7.2017 Rediff: News
And why YOU should worry about it.
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Will NASA-ISRO satellite pass the Trump test? 25.6.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Space scientists in India and America are on tenterhooks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J Trump meet for the first bilateral in Washington tomorrow. At stake is the world's most expensive earth-imaging satellite till date being jointly made by the NASA and the ISRO.
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Will Nasa-Isro satellite pass the Trump test? 25.6.2017 TOI: India
Space scientists in India and America are on tenterhooks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J Trump meet for the first bilateral in Washington.At stake is the world's most expensive earth-imaging satellite till date being jointly made by the Nasa and the Isro.
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Trump test awaits NASA-ISRO's most expensive satellite 25.6.2017 Rediff: News
If all goes on well, the NISAR satellite will be launched in 2021 from India using the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).
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