User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Storm
Last updated: Aug 29 2015 22:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 3,623    
New Orleans reflects on lessons of Hurricane Katrina, 10 years on 29.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and Mayor Mitch Landrieu take part in wreath-laying ceremony and say: ‘We can only move forward together’

Saturday marked 10 years to the day since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. Eighty percent of the city was flooded as the storm devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005.

Related: What Katrina left behind: New Orleans' uneven recovery and unending divisions

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Obama defends Arctic drilling decision on eve of Alaska climate change trip 29.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

President accused of undermining own agenda with decision to allow hunt for oil in Arctic, as he prepares for three-day tour to showcase effects of climate change

Barack Obama has been forced to defend his decision to allow the hunt for oil in the last great wilderness of the Arctic, on the eve of an historic visit to Alaska intended to spur the fight against climate change.

Related: Extreme Arctic sea ice melt forces thousands of walruses ashore in Alaska

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
How will climate change affect your livelihood? 29.8.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it affect my livelihood?"
Also found in: [+]
How will climate change affect livelihood? It depends 29.8.2015 TOI: Home
Here are a few scenarios for a climate-altered future.
Also found in: [+]
We offer New Orleans leaders (and Harry Shearer) oil-soaked dollar bills. Here's how they respond - video 28.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

At a 10-year commemoration for hurricane Katrina, we catch up with city leaders to ask what they think of environmental organisations taking big oil money to help rebuild Louisiana. We get Harry Shearer to weigh in, too

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Barack Obama visiting New Orleans on hurricane's 10th anniversary 27.8.2015 Asian Age: International
(Photo: AFP) Nearly 2,000 people died as a result of hurricane Katrina, mostly in New Orleans Washington: President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the ferocious storm's devastation, while again warning all levels of government to start helping communities prepare for the stronger hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires that climate change will bring. Obama planned visits Thursday with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and those who have spent the past decade rebuilding their lives and communities. He was delivering remarks at a newly opened community center in a largely African-American neighborhood, the Lower 9th Ward, that was among those hardest hit by the storm. It is still struggling to recover. "Not only was it a terrible natural disaster, but it was a fundamental failure on the part of government to respond rapidly," Obama told WWL-TV of New Orleans in an interview Wednesday. He praised recovery efforts by the federal, ...
Also found in: [+]
Barack Obama visiting New Orleans on hurricane's 10th anniversary 27.8.2015 Asian Age: International
(Photo: AFP) Nearly 2,000 people died as a result of hurricane Katrina, mostly in New Orleans Washington: President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the ferocious storm's devastation, while again warning all levels of government to start helping communities prepare for the stronger hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires that climate change will bring. Obama planned visits Thursday with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and those who have spent the past decade rebuilding their lives and communities. He was delivering remarks at a newly opened community center in a largely African-American neighborhood, the Lower 9th Ward, that was among those hardest hit by the storm. It is still struggling to recover. "Not only was it a terrible natural disaster, but it was a fundamental failure on the part of government to respond rapidly," Obama told WWL-TV of New Orleans in an interview Wednesday. He praised recovery efforts by the federal, ...
Also found in: [+]
Naomi Klein on climate change: 'I thought it best to write about my own raw terror' 27.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
A Q&A with the bestselling author before her visits to Melbourne and Sydney Naomi Klein, the Canadian author, film-maker and social activist, will arrive in Australia this month for a series of events. The author of No Logo and the Shock Doctrine – a self-confessed fan of avocado on toast – will be discussing climate change and capitalism, the key topics in her new bestselling book This Changes Everything . She spoke to Guardian Australia’s Oliver Milman. Oliver Milman: You write in the book that you were a “climate denier”, not in that you denied the science but that you just didn’t want to engage on the subject. Why did you, and others, do this, do you ...
Also found in: [+]
Bushfires, heatwaves and early deaths: the climate is changing before our eyes | Tim Flannery 26.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

In an exclusive extract from his new book, Atmosphere of Hope, Tim Flannery argues that recent events in Australia and around the world show how global warming is much more than a debate about scientific projections

When I wrote The Weather Makers, I laid out the state of climate science as it was understood in 2005. The book received much acclaim, but it was also criticised by climate-change sceptics as extremist and alarmist.

Since the book was published, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has completed two major summaries, in the form of its fourth and fifth assessment reports, and thousands of scientific publications have added to our understanding of how Earth’s climate system responds to carbon pollution.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Our strategy to rebuild New Orleans for the threats it will face in 50 years' time 25.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Jeff Hebert was moved to return home to New Orleans by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. In the decade since, he has been at the heart of efforts to rebuild a stronger city, culminating in today’s launch of a future masterplan I’m from the New Orleans area, but in 2005 was living in New York doing neighbourhood redevelopment work. I watched Katrina unfold on television, and after seeing those shocking images, I felt passionately that I needed to come home and use my training to help rebuild the city. I didn’t get to New Orleans until about a month later. My brother picked me up and we drove around the city – we saw awful devastation. His house on Jena Street in Uptown, near the Baptist hospital, was flooded. The entire first floor was ruined; mould had begun to eat the walls. The wooden floors were buckled and the smell was putrid. There was debris all over the streets, and there had been many fires in that ...
Also found in: [+]
Remote-controlled NASA aircraft set to track hurricanes 25.8.2015 All News-IANS Stories
In a first, a unique remotely piloted aircraft from NASA is set to take off this week to improve track and intensity forecasts of hurricanes as part of the new generation weather forecast observations tools.
Also found in: [+]
Helping fishermen know the behaviour of the sea, fishing zones 24.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Helping fishermen know the behaviour of the sea, fishing zones
Also found in: [+]
Filipino climate activist to raise awareness on renewable energy during Kumbh 24.8.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Filipino climate activist to raise awareness on renewable energy during Kumbh
Also found in: [+]
INCOIS to improve ocean forecast 24.8.2015 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Fishermen putting out to sea from any of the coastal States in India will soon be equipped with precise information on the weather, the state of the sea, and potential fishing zones.The Indi...
Also found in: [+]
How making chocolate is adding up to deforestation, emissions & climate change 22.8.2015 ET: Agriculture
Demand for cacao is rising so fast that production in West Africa, which accounts for 70% of global output, has been unable to keep up.
Also found in: [+]
Plan for Paris: looking beyond emission cuts 20.8.2015 Hindu: Opinion
Developing countries should focus on sustainable development targets, rather than legally binding committments to reduce emissions
Also found in: [+]
Democracy in Pak Faces a Familiar Test Yet Again 19.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
Also found in: [+]
Scientists experiment with saltwater plants in Tamil Nadu to combat rising sea levels and drought 17.8.2015 FirstPost: India

On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.

The post Scientists experiment with saltwater plants in Tamil Nadu to combat rising sea levels and drought appeared first on Firstpost.

Also found in: [+]
Climate change may cause conflict, violence: Study 15.8.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
 Climate change presents substantial threats to physical and mental health, and may also create social instability, conflict and violence, a new study has revealed.
Also found in: [+]
Climate change may cause conflict, violence: Study 15.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, Aug 15 : Climate change presents substantial threats to physical and mental health, and may also create social instability, conflict and violence, a new study has revealed.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 3,623