User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
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Army’s unseen enemy in Siachen 7.2.2016 Hindu: News
Ten soldiers buried by an avalanche last week may have been victims of global warming
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With above normal temperatures, India could be experiencing warmest winter 2.2.2016 Latest News
Meteorologists have attributed a warmer winter to El-Nino
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Climate change boosted 'once-a-century' floods: Study 2.2.2016 All International Stories
Has also significantly enhanced the risk of the severe winter storms that ravaged southern England two years ago
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Best defense against climate change is... 29.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C, Jan 29 : Intact nature offers the best defense against the climate change, according to a recent study.
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Storms sweep across Australia, with WA on alert for Cyclone Stan 29.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania all hit Family of four rescued from stranded car in Sydney floods Warnings for more rain in already flooded Victorian catchments Deluge fails to douse Tasmanian bushfires Storms batter almost all states – as it happened A Sydney family of four has been rescued after becoming trapped inside a car overcome by flash floods, on a day when almost every state was battered by storms. Heavy rain and strong winds hit New South Wales towns from the Queensland to the Victorian borders as the storm front swept through on Friday, with the NSW State Emergency Service receiving more than 350 calls for ...
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World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania 27.1.2016 Guardian: Environment

‘Devastating’ long-term prognosis for ancient Gondwana ecosystem as bushfires turn trees more than 1,000 years old to tinder

A global tragedy is unfolding in Tasmania. World heritage forests are burning; 1,000-year-old trees and the hoary peat beneath are reduced to char.

Fires have already taken stands of king billy and pencil pine – the last remaining fragments of an ecosystem that once spread across the supercontinent of Gondwana. Pockets of Australia’s only winter deciduous tree, the beloved nothofagus – whose direct kin shade the sides of the South American Andes – are now just a wind change away from eternity.

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Weather warnings as Storm Jonas leaves Cumbria flooded again 27.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Village of Glenridding under water for fourth time this winter, while Environment Agency issues flood alerts across the UK

The Cumbrian village of Glenridding has been flooded for the fourth time this winter, as severe weather warnings and flood alerts were issued on Tuesday for large parts of the UK.

The Lake District village was flooded three times in December, and on Tuesday businesses were hit once again and schools sent children home.

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Extreme weather worries 26.1.2016 Asian Age: Editorial
The eastern parts of the US, including Baltimore, New York and Washington, are just about recovering from a mighty blizzard that took lives and endangered people for days. Hurricane force winds and flooding have also posed impediments to normal life even as snow records are being rewritten. Scores of people have died in Taiwan from hypothermia while China renewed over the weekend its orange warning, its second highest alert. Hong Kong is shivering from unprecedented cold while Nago city in Japan has experienced snowfall for the first time since 1966. Thousands of flights have been cancelled in the southern South Korean island of Jeju even as the mountainous parts of northern India are experiencing a cold snap peppered with fog. Cold weather is not new to January, but such extreme weather events are increasing by the year, suggesting that climate patterns have changed for the worse, whether in hot or cold parts of the year. The year 2015 was the warmest on record, according to Nasa. Climate change deniers ...
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Extreme weather worries 26.1.2016 Asian Age: Editorial
The eastern parts of the US, including Baltimore, New York and Washington, are just about recovering from a mighty blizzard that took lives and endangered people for days. Hurricane force winds and flooding have also posed impediments to normal life even as snow records are being rewritten. Scores of people have died in Taiwan from hypothermia while China renewed over the weekend its orange warning, its second highest alert. Hong Kong is shivering from unprecedented cold while Nago city in Japan has experienced snowfall for the first time since 1966. Thousands of flights have been cancelled in the southern South Korean island of Jeju even as the mountainous parts of northern India are experiencing a cold snap peppered with fog. Cold weather is not new to January, but such extreme weather events are increasing by the year, suggesting that climate patterns have changed for the worse, whether in hot or cold parts of the year. The year 2015 was the warmest on record, according to Nasa. Climate change deniers ...
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Atlantic, Caribbean storms more destructive as temperatures rise – study | Reuters 21.1.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hurricanes in the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more destructive storm surges of water along the ocean shorelines in the next 50 to 100 years, said the study by U.S. scientists published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters

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The year 2015 may have been the hottest on record 20.1.2016 Asian Age: Life and Style
(Photo: Pixabay) Scientists who track climate expect 2015 will beat 2014 for the warmest since the 1800s. Miami, United States: US government scientists are widely expected to announce on Wednesday that 2015 was the planet's hottest year in modern times, amid mounting concerns over the pace of climate change worldwide. Last year's global average temperature over land and sea surfaces is scheduled to be revealed at 11:00 am (1600 GMT), in a conference call between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US space agency NASA and reporters. Scientists who track climate expect 2015 will beat 2014 for the warmest since the 1800s, particularly since NOAA announced in December that global heat records were broken in nine months of the year, including the last seven in a row. The "first 11 months of 2015 were the warmest such period on record across the world's land and ocean surfaces," NOAA said in that report, the same kind it delivers each month, tallying the world's extreme weather ...
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The importance of protected areas 20.1.2016 FrontLine: Environment
In the whole debate in India on climate change, the role of protected areas, the only natural tool to mitigate its effects and help us adapt to it, has not been discussed enough. Text by RAKESH SHUKLA and photographs by ANANT ZANJALE
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The year 2015 may have been the hottest on record 20.1.2016 Asian Age: Life and Style
(Photo: Pixabay) Scientists who track climate expect 2015 will beat 2014 for the warmest since the 1800s. Miami, United States: US government scientists are widely expected to announce on Wednesday that 2015 was the planet's hottest year in modern times, amid mounting concerns over the pace of climate change worldwide. Last year's global average temperature over land and sea surfaces is scheduled to be revealed at 11:00 am (1600 GMT), in a conference call between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US space agency NASA and reporters. Scientists who track climate expect 2015 will beat 2014 for the warmest since the 1800s, particularly since NOAA announced in December that global heat records were broken in nine months of the year, including the last seven in a row. The "first 11 months of 2015 were the warmest such period on record across the world's land and ocean surfaces," NOAA said in that report, the same kind it delivers each month, tallying the world's extreme weather ...
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Climate change fails to top list of threats for business leaders at Davos 20.1.2016 Guardian: Environment
Geopolitical uncertainty, over-regulation and cyber attacks among biggest threats to business, survey of CEOs finds The high profile UN summit on climate change in Paris appears to have had little impact on the decision making and worries of global business leaders. Despite concerns about its impact on extreme weather events , such as recent flooding in the UK, climate change failed to register near the top of the list of business threats, according to a survey of 1,400 CEOs from around the world compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and published at Davos this ...
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Davos should turn its attention to the world's generational crisis 19.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Young people, ever more marginalised, should get global youth work visas to enable them to participate in solving our increasingly transnational problems As the World Economic Forum opens in Davos, one subject of discussion has already clearly emerged. Young people are hurting and they are hurting on a global scale. They have on average been made poorer by the global financial crisis and in many countries, especially rich ones, their number is shrinking. Democratic legitimacy is waning and an already widespread disconnect between youth and formal politics keeps on growing. Many seem to have become accustomed to being treated offhandedly – increasing numbers don’t even bother voting – and a storm is brewing. The next big clash might be not civilisational, religious or cultural, but ...
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2015 to go down in annals of history as ‘tipping point’ for climate change 19.1.2016 Asian Age: International
Representational image When future generations write the history of humanity’s faltering quest to repair Earth’s climate system, 2015 will have its own chapter. Nature, along with the usually fractious family of nations, conspired to make it a landmark year: almost certainly the hottest on record for the planet as a whole, and a rare moment of unity when 195 states pledged to curb the carbon pollution that drives global warming. Whether the December 12 Paris Agreement is the key to our salvation or too little too late depends on what happens starting now, experts and activists said. “The most compelling thing you can say about Paris is not that it saved the planet, but that it saved the chance of saving the planet,” said Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots organisation 350.Org and an architect of the worldwide movement to divest from fossil fuel companies. Robert Stavins, director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School, was also chary: “We will only be able to ...
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2015 to go down in annals of history as ‘tipping point’ for climate change 19.1.2016 Asian Age: International
Representational image When future generations write the history of humanity’s faltering quest to repair Earth’s climate system, 2015 will have its own chapter. Nature, along with the usually fractious family of nations, conspired to make it a landmark year: almost certainly the hottest on record for the planet as a whole, and a rare moment of unity when 195 states pledged to curb the carbon pollution that drives global warming. Whether the December 12 Paris Agreement is the key to our salvation or too little too late depends on what happens starting now, experts and activists said. “The most compelling thing you can say about Paris is not that it saved the planet, but that it saved the chance of saving the planet,” said Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots organisation 350.Org and an architect of the worldwide movement to divest from fossil fuel companies. Robert Stavins, director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School, was also chary: “We will only be able to ...
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2015 a 'tipping point' for climate change 18.1.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
When future generations write the history of humanity's faltering quest to repair Earth's climate system, 2015 will have its own chapter. Nature, along with the usually fractious family of nations, conspired to make it a landmark year: almost certainly the hottest on record for the planet as a whole, and a rare moment of unity when 195 states pledged to curb the carbon pollution that drives global warming.
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2015 a 'tipping point' for climate change: Experts 18.1.2016 Latest News
Scientists reported last week that climate change has probably pushed back the next Ice Age by 50,000 years
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NASA to launch Jason-3 Ocean-Monitoring Satellite 17.1.2016 New Kerala: India News
California, Jan 17 : NASA on Sunday said the Jason-3 international oceanography satellite mission is scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
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