User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Trump threat to renegotiate U.N. climate deal causes dismay abroad | Reuters 19.5.2016 FirstPost: World

OSLO/WASHINGTON Donald Trump's threat to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected U.S. president caused dismay abroad on Wednesday, with many experts saying it was in his interests to embrace a deal seeking to end dependence on fossil fuels

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Donald Trump's threat to renegotiate UN climate deal causes dismay abroad 18.5.2016 DNA: Opinion
Donald Trump's threat to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected US president caused dismay abroad on Wednesday, with many experts saying it was in his interests to embrace a deal seeking to end dependence on fossil fuels. US insistence on renegotiation could unravel a 195-nation compromise to curb greenhouse gas emissions reached in Paris in December after fraught talks between nations as different as China, the United States, small island states and OPEC members. "The Paris Agreement is as much in the United States' interests as any other country," said Tony de Brum, ambassador for climate change of the Marshall Islands who, as his country's foreign minister, helped broker the UN deal. "Seeking to unravel it would not only threaten the US economy, damage its environment, and weaken its security, but it would do a great disservice to all of humanity," he said. Republican presidential contender Trump told Reuters on Tuesday he was "not a big fan" of the climate accord and said that ...
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Household weather meter to be a reality in Surat soon 18.5.2016 Surat News, News from Surat Gujarat | Times of India Surat News
​​The weather meters would also provide information on release of water from Ukai reservoir and water levels in Tapi River during monsoon. The plan would be implemented in phases from 2017. Surat will thus become first city to have such weather meters that would be linked to the Smart City centre.
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Billion-plus at risk as cities remain unprepared for extreme weather and natural disasters 17.5.2016 Zee News : World
The global institution predicted that by 2050, worsening rivers and coastal floods alone would affect 1.3 billion people.
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Global warming will hit poorer countries hardest, research finds 17.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Tropical regions likely to suffer biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather because of climate change, say scientists

New evidence that poorer countries will suffer the worst effects of climate change has shown that the number of hot days in tropical developing countries is likely to increase markedly as global warming takes hold.

It has long been expected that poor people would bear the brunt of climate change, largely because so many more of the world’s poorest live in tropical latitudes whereas, wealthier people tend to live in more temperate regions.

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Waiting for the monsoon 17.5.2016 Hindu: Opinion
A sentence in the report (“Remnants of El Nino holding up monsoon”, May 16), “The so-called cross equatorial flows haven’t developed substantially for this time of the year and even IMD doesn’t yet ...
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Farmers & climate change 17.5.2016 Hindu: Opinion
Ninety per cent of total cropped area of pulses may be under rainfed agriculture (“Insure farmers against climate change”, May 12), but steps should be taken to increase investment in irrigation fa...
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Climate change puts 1.3bn people and $158tn at risk, says World Bank 17.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Organisation urges better city planning and defensive measures to defend against rapid rise in climate change-linked disasters

The global community is badly prepared for a rapid increase in climate change-related natural disasters that by 2050 will put 1.3 billion people at risk, according to the World Bank.

Urging better planning of cities before it was too late, a report published on Monday from a Bank-run body that focuses on disaster mitigation, said assets worth $158tn – double the total annual output of the global economy – would be in jeopardy by 2050 without preventative action.

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Be a social changer 16.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Be a social changer
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Good prospects for Muthalamada mango growers 16.5.2016 Hindu: News
(Palakkad): Though the scorching heat has affected yield, mango growers in Muthalamada, Kerala’s mango hub, are expecting good business this season due to high demand and rise in prices. The drought-l...
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Good prospects for mango growers of Muthalamada 16.5.2016 Hindu: Kerala
Drought-like situation in north India pushes up demand for the region’s mangoes
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'Aroma Mission' to boost medicinal, aromatic plant cultivation 15.5.2016 TOI: Lucknow Times
Lucknow, May 15 () An 'Aroma and Phyto-Pharmaceutical Mission' has been launched to boost cultivation of aromatic crops like lavender, rosemary and lemon grass and medicinal plants like ashwagandha and satavar, keeping in view plight of farmers involved in traditional agriculture and their flight
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'I am aware of the huge responsibility that my Gandhi surname has thrust upon me' 15.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
Varun tells he is not very keen on where he is heading to as he is “not politically ambitious”.
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Need for plans to shield Amaravati from freak floods 15.5.2016 Hindu: Home
One should not lose sight of global warming implications, says expert
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The aqua guards 14.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
As 10 parched states in India gasp for water, drought-hit farmers commit suicide and poverty-stricken families sell off their minor daughters.
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The Aqua Guards 14.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
As 10 parched states in India gasp for water, drought-hit farmers commit suicide and poverty-stricken families sell off their minor daughters.
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Humans could have shaped the genetic history of camels: study 14.5.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Humans could have shaped the genetic history of camels: study
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Anthropogenic factors responsible for 2014 floods in Kashmir 13.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
Anthropogenic factors responsible for the September 2014 floods in Kashmir, VC of Central University of Jammu, Ashok said.
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CM’s call for a drought-proof Maharashtra 13.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
CM’s call for a drought-proof Maharashtra
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New UN-backed report cites climate change among factors fuelling internal displacement 13.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 13 : Disasters associated with slow processes of environmental change - drought, sea level rise and desertification - demonstrate again the growing importance of climate change as a driver of disaster risk, as senior United Nations official said on Thursday on the heels of the release of a global report which revealed that more than 19 million people in 2015 were forced from their homes by natural hazards
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