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2017 was hottest year without an El Nino event 18.1.2018 DNA: India
Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday. Average surface temperatures in 2017 were 1.1 degree Celsius (2.0 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, creeping towards 1.5C (2.7F), the most ambitious limit for global warming set by almost 200 nations under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The agreement has been weakened by a plan by U.S. President Donald Trump, who doubts mainstream scientific findings that warming is driven by man-made greenhouse gases, to pull out. The U.N's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said 2017 was indistinguishable from 2015 as the second or third warmest year behind 2016, and made 2017 "the warmest year without an El Niño" in records dating back to the late 19th century. Temperatures in both 2016 and 2015 were lifted by an El Niño, a natural event which can disrupt weather patterns worldwide every few years and releases ...
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Norway's $1 trillion fund curbs holdings in biggest CO2 emitters 18.1.2018 General News
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's sovereign wealth fund has trimmed the proportion of its $1 trillion fortune that is invested in companies that emit the most greenhouse gas, a Reuters survey has shown.
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Microwaves emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly 7 million cars: Study 18.1.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Microwaves across the EU consume an estimated 9.4 terawatts per hour (TWh) of electricity every year. This is equivalent to the annual electricity generated by three large gas power plants.
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Your microwave is slowly killing the planet - here's how! 18.1.2018 DNA: Evolutions
Microwave ovens across Europe alone emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars, a study has found.
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Microwaves emit 7.7 mn tonnes of CO2 per year, more than cars: EU study 18.1.2018 Latest News
The study used life cycle assessment (LCA) to estimate the impacts of microwaves
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Microwaves may be as harmful for environment as cars: study 18.1.2018 General News
Microwave ovens across Europe alone emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars, a study has found. Researchers from University of Manchester in the UK have carried out the first ever comprehensive study of the environmental impacts of microwaves, considering their whole life cycle, from 'cradle to grave'. The study found that microwaves emit 7.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year in the European Union (EU). This is equivalent to the annual emissions of 6.8 million cars. Microwaves across the EU consume an estimated 9.4 terawatts per hour (TWh) of electricity every year. This is equivalent to the annual electricity generated by three large gas power plants. Microwaves account for the largest percentage of sales of all type of ovens in the European Union (EU), with numbers set to reach nearly 135 million by 2020. Despite this, the scale of their impacts on the environment was not known until now. The study used life cycle assessment (LCA) to
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China sees warmest winter in 2017 due to global warming:Report 16.1.2018 General News
China's average winter temperature reached a historic high in 2017, when temperatures for all four seasons were higher than normal due to global warming, a new report said today. The average temperature in China was 10.39 degrees Celsius last year, 0.84 degrees above normal and the third highest since 1951, according to the annual climate report released by the China Meteorological Administration. The rise showed continued global warming partly due to a rise in greenhouse gas emissions, said Song Lianchun, head of the National Climate Centre under the administration. Average precipitation rose 1.8 per cent from the normal amount to 641.3 millimeters, with a 7-per cent drop in winter and an 8-per cent drop in autumn. Total precipitation last year rose 121.4 billion cubic meters from normal to 6.09 trillion cubic meters, the report said. There were fewer droughts, typhoons and severe convective storms than normal last year, and the total area of disaster- hit farmland ...
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A new weapon in the carbon fight 15.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The ability of soils to sequester carbon as a win-win strategy must be recognised by policymakers
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UN hails India, China for fighting climate change 13.1.2018 General News
India and China are "strongly committed" to the leadership in fighting climate change and ensuring they do not suffer its "devastating" impacts at a time when others are "failing", the UN has said. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a "very solid commitment" for climate action, pointing out that African nations were the biggest victims of the globally changing weather patterns. "Of the largest economies of the world, the two largest economies of the G77 are strongly committed to the leadership in climate action - and I refer to China and India," Guterres said on the occasion of handover ceremony of the Chairmanship of the 'Group of 77 (G77) and China' in New York yesterday. Egypt took over the chairmanship of the group from Ecuador. "In a moment when others are failing, I see the largest economies of the Group of 77 and China to be assuming the leadership in climate action to make sure that we don't suffer the dramatic and devastating impacts of climate ..
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UN Secy-General hails India, China's climate change fight when 'others are failing' 13.1.2018 DNA: Money
The United Nations has hailed India and China for their leadership role and strong commitment in fighting climate change at a time when "others are failing". Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a "very solid commitment" for climate action, pointing out that African nations were the biggest victims of the globally changing weather patterns. "We cannot be defeated by climate change and we are not yet winning this battle," he said yesterday at a ceremony in which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the 'Group of 77 (or G77) and China' from Ecuador. "And it is clear to me that the biggest victims of climate change are members of the G77, namely African countries affected by drought or small island countries affected by the kind of hurricanes that we have seen or the rising levels of waters. "But at the same time, of the largest economies of the world the two largest economies of the G77 are strongly committed to the leadership in climate action - and I refer to China and India," Guterres was ...
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UN hails India, China's climate change fight when 'others are failing' 13.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The United Nations has hailed India and China for their leadership role and strong commitment to fighting climate change at a time when "others are failing". Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a "very solid commitment" for climate action, pointing out that African nations were the biggest victims of the globally changing weather patterns. "We cannot be defeated by climate change and we are not yet winning this battle," he said yesterday at a ceremony in which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 (or G77) and China from Ecuador. "And it is clear to me that the biggest victims of climate change are members of the G77, namely African countries affected by drought or small island countries affected by the kind of hurricanes that we have seen or the rising levels of waters. "But at the same time, of the largest economies of the world the two largest economies of the G77 are strongly committed to the leadership in climate action - and I refer to China and India," Guterres was ...
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UN hails India, China's climate change fight when 'others are failing' 13.1.2018 Latest News
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a 'very solid commitment' for climate action
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Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years 12.1.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters, researchers said.
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Effects of climate change: If global warming continues, summers in India could last for 8 months by 2070, say researchers 11.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The nature of such heat waves has since changed because of rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions, exacerbating climate change.
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Think global warming isn't real? 'Indian summers may last 8 months by 2070' 11.1.2018 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
The poor, those with outdoor jobs, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions are likely to be the most vulnerable
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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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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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Nuclear glasnost 21.12.2017 FrontLine: Science & Technology
The “Public dialogue-forum AtomEco 2017”, organised in Moscow on November 21 and 22, discussed the pros and cons of nuclear power generation and its future. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN recently in Moscow
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Mussels face the heat 21.12.2017 FrontLine: Science & Technology
MUSSELS, a delicacy in many parts of the world, including south India, are at an increasing risk from climate change. Ocean acidification, caused by additional uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide...
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World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory 12.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe, according to a declaration adopted in Paris. On the eve of the One Planet Summit organised in the French capital, the space agencies' chiefs met to discuss climate monitoring from space, including such areas as greenhouse gases, water resource management and the use of satellites during natural disasters. "Satellites are vital tools for studying and gaining new insights into climate change in order to mitigate its effects and help societies devise coping strategies," France's National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), which hosted the talks, said in a statement. It added that more than half of the 50 essential climate variables could be measured only from space. "The Paris Declaration we have just adopted proposes to set up a Space Climate Observatory that will act as a hub between space agencies and the international scientific ...
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