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Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Global warming brings better weather to the U.S. 25.4.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Global warming brings better weather to the U.S.
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The world's humanitarian burden is too big. How can we lessen it? | Robert Glasser and Stephen O'Brien 25.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
The school or hospital that ends up being most costly is the one that fails in a natural disaster. To manage disaster, we need to manage risk Twelve months have passed since the adoption by UN member states of the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction , a 15-year plan for reducing disaster losses from manmade and natural hazards. During that period, almost 100 million people have lost their homes, their livelihoods, been displaced or suffered injury or loss because of a wide range of natural hazards during the hottest year on record ...
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The Ayur 'Root' to Quality Produce 25.4.2016 newindianexpress.com
Sangeeta Miglani and her two daughters are teaching farmers how to get back to natural methods of farming as well as getting them to understand just how important the desi cow is, learns Akram Mohammed
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Building on the Paris Agreement 25.4.2016 Hindu: Editorial
The 174 countries and the European Union that signed up to the Paris Climate Change Agreement in New York on April 22 have committed themselves to the decision that a range of actions must be underta...
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World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns 24.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
With cascading crises – where one event triggers another – set to rise, international disaster risk reduction efforts are woefully underfunded The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises that follow, the UN’s head of disaster planning has ...
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Global Warming: Facebook, Google headquarters face flood risks 24.4.2016 DNA: Top News
Even with about 170 countries coming together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions , optimism is running low. Global warming has indeed become an absolute reality, and even global giants cannot seem to escape its consequences. In a recent report by The Guardian, a team of scientists seem to be convinced that rising sea levels will be catastrophic for global giants like Facebook, Google and Cisco, as their campuses are at the risk of getting submerged by sea water. The team also noted that even if rapid cuts are made in greenhouse gas emissions and extreme repercussions are avoided, the companies might just face cut-off from others around the world. The social media giant Facebook's campus appears "most at risk", the report claims.  An extension of its Menlo Park base, the campus of Facebook at San Francisco Bay shoreline has an area of 430,300 square feet. Evidently, the elevation of the Facebook premises is not at all sufficient to protect it from a 1.6 feet rise in sea levels, that might occur at the end ...
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Global warming brings better weather to U.S. 23.4.2016 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Thanks to climate change, 80 per cent of people living in America have been experiencing pleasant and favourable weather conditions during the last 40 years. Winter throughout the U.S. has become warm...
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Facebook, Google HQs face flood risk due to sea level rise: Report 23.4.2016 TOI: Home
A fresh forecast by a team of scientists has warned that these companies face the prospect of their Silicon Valley headquarters becoming swamped by water as rising sea levels threaten to submerge much of the property in San Francisco Bay Area.
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Facebook, Google's Silicon Valley campuses face flood risk: Report 23.4.2016 All News-IANS Stories
At a time when global warming is threatening a rise in sea levels across the world, Silicon Valley giants Facebook, Google and Cisco may be more concerned as their campuses are now at the risk of being flooded.
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Facebook, Google's Silicon Valley campuses face flood risk: Report 23.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, April 23 : At a time when global warming is threatening a rise in sea levels across the world, Silicon Valley giants Facebook, Google and Cisco may be more concerned as their campuses are now at the risk of being flooded.
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Desi solution for cotton farmers to tackle climate change, replace Bt 23.4.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Desi solution for cotton farmers to tackle climate change, replace Bt
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Poor countries must find $4tn by 2030 to avert catastrophe, says climate study 22.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

As Paris climate change agreement is signed in New York, developing country negotiators highlight gulf between ambition and funding

Developing countries must raise more than $4tn (£2,456bn), or roughly the entire annual budget of the US, to implement their climate change pledges by 2030, according to new research.

But much more money will have to be be found by the world’s poorest countries to hold global temperatures enough to avoid catastrophic climate change, say British and Australian researchers who have analysed the financial implications of the pledges made to the UN last December and the money so far offered by rich countries.

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United Nations climate deal signing gets the ball rolling 22.4.2016 FirstPost: World

World leaders gather at the United Nations on Friday to sign the Paris climate deal and get the ball rolling.

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UN says Paris Agreement on climate change must aim for long-term environmental stability 22.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 22 : As global leaders prepare to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on Friday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on Thursday called on signatories to go beyond their existing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to avoid catastrophic future weather events.
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To mitigate social risk, engage with the community 22.4.2016 Hindu: Home
Businesses need to learn to think beyond the bottomline and develop tools to interact with the world around them
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Readers recommend: share your songs about climate change 22.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Which songs do you think our reader should include on next week’s playlist? Make your nominations by Monday 25 April

This week we want to compile a playlist from your nominations on the theme of climate change.

Sheila Deane, who comments on the Guardian as thoughtballoons, will select from your recommendations and had this to say about widening the scope:

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Scientists develop model to predict Indian monsoon in advance 21.4.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Scientists develop model to predict Indian monsoon in advance
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Study reveals greater climate impacts of 2C temperature rise 21.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Analysis of difference between 1.5C and 2C of warming finds extra 0.5C would mean longer heatwaves, greater droughts and threats to crops and coral reefs

A difference of half a degree centigrade may be barely noticeable day to day, but the difference between 1.5C and 2C of global warming is a shift into a new, more dangerous climate regime, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the issue.

The scientists found the additional 0.5C would lead to longer heatwaves, greater droughts and, in the tropics, reduced crop yield and all coral reefs being put in grave danger.

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Now, a novel method to predict Indian monsoon early 21.4.2016 Rediff: Business
The method is based on a network analysis of regional weather data.
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Marathwada’s drought: Some measures that could save parched region from recurring drought 21.4.2016 FirstPost: India

Here are some of the measures which could have saved the farmers in the perennially parched Marathwada from distress, had they been implemented

The post Marathwada’s drought: Some measures that could save parched region from recurring drought appeared first on Firstpost.

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