User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Drowning kills 372,000 people each year: UN 18.11.2014 All News-IANS Stories
A newly-released World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said Monday.
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Climate Panel's red alert for all nations 17.11.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N.-convened panel of the world's scientific community, estimates that in order to have a 66 percent chance of limiting total average warming to less than 2 degree celsius relative to preindustrial levels - a goal widely seen as a threshold beyond which severe changes are far more likely - the world's human population can emit no more than one trillion tons of carbon dioxide, and that we've already emitted more than half that much. Avoiding going over one trillion tons would mean reducing greenhouse-gas emissions 40 to 70 percent by 2050 and slashing them to almost zero by 2100, the report estimates. Shocking estimates Such estimates were first made in 2009 without prompting much in the way of policy changes to reduce emissions. But this is the first time the IPCC has embraced the concept of a global carbon budget in one of its comprehensive sets of assessments, which the panel issues every few years. The IPCC released the synthesis of the fifth set of ...
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Pleasant weather in the city makes locals skip their weekend trips to hill stations 16.11.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Pleasant weather in the city makes locals skip their weekend trips to hill stations
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How the Kalahari bushmen and other tribespeople are being evicted to make way for wilderness 16.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Racist governments are forcing native people from their land, supposedly to benefit wildlife and environment, according to a report When Botswanas president, Ian Khama, opened a giant $4.9bn diamond mine in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in September, there were some notable absentees among the invited guests: the 700 bushmen whose hunter-gatherer families had been the traditional inhabitants of the desert, but who have been exiled to impoverished settlements on the edge of the park and are forbidden to hunt the wildlife. According to a Survival International report, launched at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the worlds biggest conservation meeting, the San of the Kalahari are just one among hundreds of tribal peoples who have been evicted or are under threat of expulsion from the worlds 6,000 national parks and 100,000 protected conservation areas, which together are thought to cover nearly 13% of the Earths land ...
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Science Express chugs into Jolarpet 15.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Science Express chugs into Jolarpet
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Lightning strikes may go up due to global warming 15.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Lightning strikes may go up due to global warming
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Barack Obama tells G20 a global climate change deal is possible and vital 15.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

US president says every nation has a responsibility to do its part and overcome old divides, look squarely at the science and reach a strong global climate agreement next year

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Warming will increase lightning by 50%: Experts 15.11.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Warming will increase lightning by 50%: Experts
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G20: Barack Obama uses visit to reassert US influence in Asia Pacific 15.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

US president says China must adhere to the same rules as other nations, whether in trade or on the seas

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Barack Obama has sharply reasserted the United States military, economic and political influence in the Asia Pacific and the importance of his so-called pivot to the region.

The president said the US would work day in, day out, steadily and deliberately to deepen its military, economic and diplomatic engagement saying that by the end of the decade a majority of the US navy and air force would be based out of the Pacific because the United States is and always will be a Pacific power.

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'Cyclone season' baffles climate experts 15.11.2014 TOI: Hyderabad Times
Heavy rainfall due to a low pressure belt in the southwest Bay of Bengal, coupled with the onset of the northeast monsoon threw life out gear in Hyderabad and coastal AP, weeks after cyclone Hudhud destroyed the city of ...
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Global warming to increase lightning strikes by over 50 pc 14.11.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Nov 14 : A new research has revealed that lightning is expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming.
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Lightning may go up due to global warming 14.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Nov 14 : Lightning strikes are likely to increase by 50 percent thanks to global warming, new research estimates.
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Climate change makes coastal belt more vulnerable: expert 14.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Climate change makes coastal belt more vulnerable: expert
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Expert’s advice 14.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Expert’s advice
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Ferocious lightning strikes all set to increase globally 14.11.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Ferocious lightning strikes all set to increase globally
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Lightning may go up due to global warming 14.11.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Lightning strikes are likely to increase by 50 percent thanks to global warming, new research estimates.
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Global warming to increase lightning strikes by over 50 pc 14.11.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
 A new research has revealed that lightning is expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming.
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Researchers to study impact of climate change on farmers 14.11.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Researchers to study impact of climate change on farmers
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Tweak Infrastructure to Lure Visitors to Aluva, Says Expert 14.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Expert suggests plantation of local species 13.11.2014 Hindu: Home
Environmental activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt visits Hudhud-affected areas. BCT secretary B. Sri Ram Murthy said instead of giving importance to numbers, the trees that withstand the gale like neem, jamun and ‘neredu’ should be given priority while restoring greenery.
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