User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Jan 16 2018 17:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Global warming targeting 2 degree Celsius may make the world drier: Scientists 2.1.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China studied projections from 27 global climate models.
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Global warming of 2 degrees may up drought, wildfires 2.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A rise of just 2 degrees Celsius in global warming could make over a quarter of the world's land to become drier and more desert like, increasing the threat of widespread drought and wildfires, new research led by one of Indian origin has found.
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Maharashtra's climate action plan comes up short 1.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Mumbai, Jan 1: Eight years after the Centre's direction to formulate a state action plan on climate change, and seven years after awarding the contract for a comprehensive vulnerability assessment study, the Maharashtra cabinet has finally adopted a plan on climate change.
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Look, one last time... 30.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Pidi, newly appointed Congress president Rahul Gandhis pet, has emerged as the most adorable character of the year for infusing some much-needed humour into an otherwise drab political dialogue steeped in abject negativity. Admittedly, the wittier of the two, Pidi is credited with the manifold increase in his masters Twitter followers, including a flock of Russian glam-bods going gaga over RaGa whose image saw a major transformation this year. Perhaps, the next time Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to the United States for a jaadu ki jhappi with President Donald Trump, who assumed office early this year, Rahul should consider sending Pidi along. While covfefe continues to befuddle the world, Trump courted another controversy by debunking theories of weather change and global warming. But Mother Nature had other plans. While 2017 emerged as the hottest year in recorded history, natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and landslides left a trail of death and destruction across the world ...
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Resilience in 2017: Five communities looking after their own future 29.12.2017 News
From trading household energy to recycling plastic bottles for building shelters after earthquake, here are five communities that made the world a more resilient place in 2017
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Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe 27.12.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Researchers compared asylum applications to the EU filed from 103 countries between 2000 and 2014, with temperature variations in the applicants' home countries.
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How global warming fuelled extreme weather events 23.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Extreme weather left its mark across the planet in 2016, the hottest year in recorded history. Record heat baked Asia and the Arctic. Droughts gripped Brazil and southern Africa. The Great Barrier Reef suffered its worst bleaching event in memory, killing large swaths of coral. Now climate scientists are starting to tease out which of last years calamities can, and cant, be linked to global warming. In a new collection of papers published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, researchers around the world analysed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that human-caused climate change was a significant driver for 21 of them. The effort is part of the growing field of climate change attribution, which explores connections between warming and weather events that have already happened. To judge whether global warming made a particular extreme weather event more likely to occur, scientists typically compare data from the real world, where rising greenhouse gases have heated the planet ...
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A year back into nature 23.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The extinction of wildlife would likely be caused not just by the greed of poachers, but equally by the rapacity of developers," writes Prerna Singh Bindra in her book The Vanishing: Indias Wildlife Crisis. The year 2017 has given ample proof of both - the remorseless operations of the merchants of wildlife who will sell anything that is alive and the ambiguous plans of the proponents of development who want us to believe that the cost-benefit calculation of environmental devastation is correct and the need of the hour. The year 2017 began with Indias largest-ever wildlife haul - the seizure of 6,000 turtles from poachers who planned to smuggle them to Southeast Asia. The rescued reptiles weighed 4.4 tonnes in all and were found stuffed in 140 jute bags at a smugglers residence in Gauriganj town of Amethi. The success could have very well set the pace for more such vigilance in the field. Unfortunately, it only turned to be an illustration of the increasingly organised and sophisticated operations of ...
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Heat stress to hit India's northeast the hardest: Study 23.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The combined effects of rising heat and humidity will affect India's northeast the most in the world close to the end of of the century, a global study says.
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Millions to get displaced due to climate change; nations need to be ready 20.12.2017 News
By the middle of this century, experts estimate that climate change is likely to displace between 150 and 300 million people
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The voice of the voiceless 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The 11th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival 2017, that was inaugurated in the city on Thursday, will showcase 229 films from 60 countries including India, across different venues in the city. The festival is presented by Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Karnataka Chalanachithra Academy, ActionAid India (Bangalore), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Jain group of Institutions and a consortium of partner organisations. The festival will have film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and paintings - all of which will have themes connected to water scarcity, water harvesting/conservation, conflicts, floods, droughts, global warming and climate change, degradation of water bodies (oceans, ponds, beaches, lakes, rivers, etc). Some of the films will explore the impact of deforestation on such water bodies, sanitation and health and the holistic revival of water bodies. The festival has earlier travelled to Tokyo, Spain, Columbia, Gothenburg and ...
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Pope Francis urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions 11.12.2017 Zee News : World
Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change.
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5 yrs after Food Security Act, poor Indians to get millets at Rs 1/kg 11.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
So far, only a few states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had made available millets and that too only in certain pockets
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California Governor says wildfires are 'new normal' 10.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
California Governor Jerry Brown said on Saturday that climate change has pushed weather to the most extreme, and the western US state must better prepare for a constant threat of wildfire which is the "new normal".
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California Governor calls wildfires 'new normal', tells US state to prepare for threat 10.12.2017 Zee News : World
California Governor Jerry Brown said on Saturday that climate change has pushed weather to the most extreme, and the western US state must better prepare for a constant threat of wildfire which is the "new normal".
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The river wild 9.12.2017 Hindu: Other States
The Brahmaputra, known as the sorrow of Assam with its ever-shifting course, is now dumping more and more silt on the plains, making farmlands infertile and boat rides treacherous
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Is climate change making cyclones worse? 8.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Since the turn of the century, at least eight violent cyclones, including Cyclone Ockhi, have hit the subcontinent
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Climate change is a reality: Dia Mirza 8.12.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Actress Dia Mirza, who has been appointed UN Environment Programme's Goodwill Ambassador for India, says climate change is a reality and the time to act on it is now.
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Gujarat student youngest Indian chosen for Antarctica Expedition 7.12.2017 Education
A 13-year-old student from Ahmedabad is the youngest Indian to be selected for the prestigious annual Antarctica Expedition organised to spread awareness about the effects of climate change.
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Research and scientific innovations must aim at benefiting the farmers: Vice President 4.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the research and scientific innovations must aim at benefiting the farmers
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