User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Aug 27 2016 19:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
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2nd Meeting of BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management to be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 22-23, 2016 17.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The 2nd Meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) Ministers for Disaster Management will be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 22-23, 2016. The two-day
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BRICS ministers for disaster mgmt to meet in Udaipur next week 17.8.2016 All Current Affairs Stories
Delegates will share experiences on current systems in each country for forecasting extreme weather events, particularly in context of a changing climate
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Link between climate change and flooding in south US 17.8.2016 Hindu: S & T
Increase in heavy rainfall and the resultant flooding is consistent with what scientists expect to see in the future as shown by climate models
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Looking, quickly, for fingerprints of climate change 15.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
When days of heavy rain in late May caused deadly river flooding in France and Germany, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh got to work. Geert Jan is not an emergency responder or a disaster manager, but a climate researcher with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. With several colleagues around the world, he took on the task of answering a question about the floods, one that arises these days whenever extreme weather occurs: Is climate change to blame? For years, most meteorologists and climate scientists would answer that question with a disclaimer, one that was repeated so often it became like a mantra: It is not possible to attribute individual weather events like storms, heat waves or droughts to climate change. But increasingly over the past decade, researchers have been trying to do just that, aided by better computer models, more weather data and, above all, improved understanding of the science of a changing climate. Attribution studies, as they are called, can take many months, in large part ...
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Conduct studies of river basins, BKC urges govt 14.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Congress leader B K Chandrashekar (BKC)has sought that the state government conduct detailed studies for different river basins. The former minister's statement comes in the backdrop of the interim order of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, rejecting the state's plea for 7 tmc ft of water. He said that the findings could be used to design irrigation and hydro-electric power projects and also in discussions on inter-state river disputes. In a media statement, he sought that the state government factor in climate change while dealing with inter-state river disputes and planning irrigation and power projects. Citing studies by the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative and the Indian Institute of Science, he said Karnataka was expected to experience a projected warming of 1.7 to 2 degree Celsius by 2030s and 3 to 5 degree Celsius by the 2080s. This would lead to increased evapo-transpiration demands, moisture stress for crops and increased water demand for irrigation. "The severity of droughts and floods ...
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Climate change threatens population of primates: Study 14.8.2016 DNA: Evolutions
A new study shows that climate change may seriously affect the world's primate populations.
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State plea to IIT-BBS on climate change 14.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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National Monsoon Mission set to give better predictions: IMD chief 13.8.2016 TOI: All Headlines
National Monsoon Mission set to give better predictions: IMD chief
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Kaphal flowers long after spring, experts blame climate change 12.8.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Kaphal flowers long after spring, experts blame climate change
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Climate change poses huge threat to primates 12.8.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
Climate change is likely to pose a huge challenge to the survival of the world's primate populations, including monkeys, apes and lemurs, especially in Central America, the Amazon and southeastern Brazil, as well as portions of East and Southeast Asia, says a study.
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State Cabinet approves climate-resilient agri project 11.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
State Cabinet approves climate-resilient agri project
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'Region must focus on drought lessons' 11.8.2016 TOI: All Headlines
'Region must focus on drought lessons'
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Climate change poses huge threat to primates 11.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Toronto, Aug 11 : Climate change is likely to pose a huge challenge to the survival of the world's primate populations, including monkeys, apes and lemurs, especially in Central America, the Amazon and southeastern Brazil, as well as portions of East and Southeast Asia, says a study.
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Maharashtra Cabinet approves climate-resilient agri project 11.8.2016 Hindu: National
In a bid to tackle drought and water scarcity as a result of climate change, the Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday allotted Rs. 1.5 crore from the Emergency Fund to create 23 special posts to implemen...
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Amit Shah’s aide gets key portfolio in Gujarat 9.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Amit Shah’s aide gets key portfolio in Gujarat
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Rain gods fail to shower blessings on sunny Kerala 9.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
In proportion to the rain departure, the water level in the major dams, both irrigation and hydel projects, in the state is precariously low
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It's time to act... 8.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Extreme weather patterns and overcrowded cities have made the life-giving monsoons something like a life-wrecker! Floods, droughts, displaced people and the economics of devastation make for a serious destabilising force. In the past year alone, the whole of South Asia has been devastated by floods. This overpopulated part of the world has been bearing the brunt of climate change and El Nino for years now. From forest fires and parched farms to flooded cities, landslides and displaced people, climate change is in our face. Hence, committing to eco-friendly lifestyle and controlling the emission of greenhouse gases in order to keep global temperatures down needs to be a priority. Sustainable development, eco-friendly agriculture, afforestation, revival of carbon-absorbing wetlands and water-bodies — all need to be given preference in government policies and everyday practices. These methods create carbon sinks that have the power to curb global warming. Adaptation strategies Sikkim has gone 100% ...
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Amit Shah’s aide gets key portfolio in Gujarat 8.8.2016 Hindu: Other States
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday allocated portfolios to his Ministers, keeping important departments like General Administration, Home, Industries, Mines and Minerals, Climate Change, P...
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The hot subject 6.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Amitav Ghosh's new work of nonfiction, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, deals with the impact of climate change on the world and its future, and on fiction and politics. Climate change and environmental issues, apparently, aren't as expressively written about in mainstream fiction as they should be. In an interview in Bengaluru recently, the author, soft-spoken and gracious, talked about the book and climate change, as well as his interests outside the world of writing... You write both fiction and non-fiction. Do you have a preference for either? I certainly prefer writing fiction. Fiction is for me much more fulfilling. It's also much more challenging than when I'm writing non-fiction. But this book was an exception because the subject is an extraordinarily difficult subject. At one level there is a whole range of technical details which you have to educate yourself about… but also the subject itself is challenging, because, we — the society as a whole — ...
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