User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Storm
Last updated: May 25 2018 15:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 4,616    
Climate change and cricket: This is what Boards are doing to ensure we have full games 25.5.2018 DNA: Money
Earlier this month, a series of thunderstorms and dust storms left a lot of destruction in five north Indian states. A number of factors including unusually high temperatures in Rajasthan, western disturbances, and cyclonic circulation over Haryana, just to name a few were the main factors. While people have said that it was a freak accident, experts say that climate change will likely fuel more such storms. Climate change has had adverse effects on our lives, and in the process, has also affected the way we play sports. A report by Climate Coalition, a UK-based group that studied climate change, examined its impact on a range of sports. The report adds that recreational cricket is most at threat due to fixture disruption and damage to facilities. Citing Glamorgan Cricket Club in Cardiff, the report says that since 2000, they have lost more than 1300 hours of cricket – equivalent to 217 days or at least 20,000 overs. "Across the whole County Championship, at least 175 days - around 16,000 overs - have ...
Also found in: [+]
‘Focus on disaster mitigation steps’ 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Venkaiah Naidu lays stone for southern campus of NIDM at Kondapavuluru
Also found in: [+]
5 killed in Cambodia lightning strike 19.5.2018 General News
Five people, including a four-year-old child, were killed instantly in a lightning strike in southwestern Cambodia, officials said, as the onset of the rainy season draws near. The group was sheltering from a downpour in a mountainous area of Koh Kong province's Thmar Baing district on Thursday, police chief for minor crimes Lay Meng Laing told AFP yesterday, adding that three victims were from the same family. The tropical Southeast Asian country of winding rivers and lakes is prone to lightning storms, a problem that some believe is worsening with the ravages of climate change. Keo Vy, a spokesman for Cambodia's National Committee for Disaster Management, said the number of lightning deaths has now reached 50 people since January, while 41 died last year in the same period. He said the government had conducted education seminars to warn residents in rural areas about the threats, encouraging them to avoid taking shelter under a tree and not to stand in pools of water. The strikes ...
Also found in: [+]
Frequent western disturbances behind thunderstorms in north India: Experts 14.5.2018 General News
Something is unusual about the summer this year, weather experts say. The month of May, which is not yet over, has so far witnessed three western disturbances, leading to furious thunderstorms and dust storms across swathes of northern India in which more than 150 people have died. Thunderstorms, dust storms, rainfall during summers have been a normal phenomenon in northern India. "But not of this severity. The frequency of western disturbance is unusually high," said Mahesh Pahlawat, vice-president (Meteorology and Climate Change) at Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency. Mritunjay Mohapatra, additional director general of India Meteorological Department, said May alone has witnessed three western disturbances until now while April saw one. Mohapatra said the frequent western disturbances are one of the main reasons for the thunderstorms and dust storms. The thunderstorms on May on 2-3 and May 13-14 saw wind gusting at more than 100 kmph. More than 150 people were killed in ...
Also found in: [+]
The human price of climate change 14.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India?Can they be solved?
Also found in: [+]
Insulate yourself 12.5.2018 Hindu: National
With climate change, the nature of storms is changing. The frequency of lightning strikes has noticeably increased. The recent untimely rain is the be
Also found in: [+]
With deadline looming, UN climate talks fall short 10.5.2018 General News
UN talks ending today failed to hammer out a draft of the "operating manual" that would bring the landmark Paris climate treaty to life, forcing governments to add an emergency negotiating session ahead of a December climate summit. "We have been here for two weeks and fell short of what was foreseen," Elina Bardram, the European Union's top climate negotiator, told AFP. "We were not even close." The 197-nation Paris Agreement, inked in 2015, calls for capping global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and 1.5 C if feasible. The global thermometer has risen by one degree since the mid 19th-century, enough to see a crescendo of climate-enhanced droughts, floods, heat waves and superstorms. Voluntary national pledges to reduce carbon pollution would still allow temperatures to rise by three degrees or more, unleashing forces that could pull at the fabric of civilisation, say scientists. The agreement also promises at least USD 100 billion (85 billion ..
Also found in: [+]
Marine protected areas can help save coral reefs: Study 10.5.2018 General News
Marine protected areas (MPAs) may be effective in saving coral reefs from the damaging effects of global climate change, according to a study which contradicts the notion that such efforts are futile. The study by researchers at the University of Maine in the US spanned 700 kilometers of the eastern Caribbean, discovering that local reef protection efforts can work. According to the findings, published in the journal Science Advances, local fisheries management resulted in a 62 per cent increase in the density of young corals, which improves the ecosystem's ability to recover from major impacts like hurricanes and coral bleaching. "MPAs can help coral reefs, but studies to the contrary just were not measuring the right things at the right scales," said Robert Steneck, a professor at the University of Maine. "The idea behind MPAs is that, by reducing fishing pressure, you increase the number of seaweed-eating fish, and they decrease the amount of harmful seaweed, which makes it easier .
Also found in: [+]
Climate change: Delhi government to prepare road map 10.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Worried over the change in climatic conditions and its impact on the health of residents, the Delhi government's health department is preparing a road map on how to deal with the seasonal changes in the Capital. The department will submit its report to the Centre about the measures should be taken if there is sudden rain in winters or if a storm arises in summer. A meeting was held on Wednesday to prepare the plan. According to the sources, the Department of Health has given the time of three weeks to the stakeholders for submitting the first draft of the plan. Over the past few years, rise in the global temperature has set new records which is leading to increase in the number of extreme weather events. "The pattern of the season is changing. Sometimes, there is a sudden spell of rain in winter season while in summers, the mercury turns to the highest point. All these factors are also affecting the overall health scenario. We all need to stay updated and alert before the situation turns extreme," said a ...
Also found in: [+]
UN chief announces climate summit for September 2019 9.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced here on Tuesday a climate summit set to take place in September 2019 in New York to review the Paris Agreement commitments.
Also found in: [+]
Stormy Daniels makes cameo on 'SNL' 6.5.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Porn star Stormy Daniels made a surprise cameo on American TV show Saturday Night Live (SNL) where she mocked US President Donald Trump over their alleged affair, the media reported.
Also found in: [+]
Dust storm Disaster: Don't diss climate change 6.5.2018 Rediff: News
'The link between global warming and weird, extreme weather events is being better understood every year.'
Also found in: [+]
Bonn meet from Monday to discuss climate agreement, step up action 29.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Climate negotiators from 197 countries, including India, will gather in Bonn in Germany from Monday for a two-week meeting to discuss the implementation of the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement and how to step up action.
Also found in: [+]
Hail stone weighing three kilograms sign of climate change-Expert 25.4.2018 General News
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], April 25 (ANI): Hailstones weighing up to three kilograms were recently discovered in Odisha's Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts.Several septuagenarian residents of Bhimdaa village, which is located along the banks of the Gangahara River in Mayurbhanj district, told this correspondent that in their memory they had not seen storms of this kind.They said they the heavy hailstones making holes in asbestos and CGI sheeted roofs, and causing damage to property in several villages. Badasahi block and Remuna experienced the brunt of nature's fury.The possible impact of climate change was also seen in Arunachal Pradesh. This north eastern state is experiencing a severe cold wave since the start of the year. For example, the village of Chambang, criss-crossed by the Rivers Chatey, Peri, Patee and Kurung, has been experiencing heavy snowfall since January 4. Mechuka and Damin also experienced heavy snowfall this year.Earth scientist Professor Trilochan ...
Also found in: [+]
China may avoid 94,000 deaths with climate policies: study 23.4.2018 General News
China could avoid nearly 94,000 premature deaths and save a whopping $339 billion in health costs over the next 12 years by honouring its carbon reduction commitments under the Paris climate accord, a study showed today. The country has pledged to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 at the latest and to cut carbon emissions per unit of economic output (GDP) by 60-65 percent compared to 2005 levels. The study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published in the journal Nature Climate Change said China would have to slash CO2 emissions by about four percent each year to save nearly 94,000 lives through cleaner air in that timespan. Researchers estimated that health-related savings could be about four times what it would cost Beijing to meet its climate goals. "The country could actually come out net positive, just based on the health co-benefits associated with air quality improvements, relative to the cost of a climate policy," said co-author Noelle Eckley Selin, an ...
Also found in: [+]
Here's how India can double farm incomes 23.4.2018 Sify Finance
Also found in: [+]
Over 170 countries agree to reduce shipping emissions by 2050 14.4.2018 General News
Over 170 countries, comprising India, on Friday reached a historic agreement in London to reduce shipping carbon dioxide emissions by "at least" 50 per cent on 2008 levels by 2050 with an emphasis on scaling up action to 100 per cent by the mid-century.
Also found in: [+]
New source of global nitrogen discovered 9.4.2018 General News
Over a quarter of nitrogen on Earth comes from the planet's bedrock, according to a study that could greatly improve climate change projections. For centuries, the prevailing science has indicated that all of the nitrogen on Earth available to plants comes from the atmosphere. The study, published in the journal Science, found that up to 26 per cent of the nitrogen in natural ecosystems is sourced from rocks, with the remaining fraction from the atmosphere. Before this study by researchers at the University of California - Davis in the US, the input of this nitrogen to the global land system was unknown. The discovery could greatly improve climate change projections, which rely on understanding the carbon cycle. This newly identified source of nitrogen could also feed the carbon cycle on land, allowing ecosystems to pull more emissions out of the atmosphere, the researchers said. "Our study shows that nitrogen weathering is a globally significant source of nutrition to soils and ...
Also found in: [+]
Study sounds the alarm for Arctic ice 3.4.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
2 degrees Celsius cap on global warming won’t save the ocean from going ice-free in some years
Also found in: [+]
2017 costliest year ever for natural disasters in Indian subcontinent: WMO 23.3.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The most serious flooding occurred in mid-August, after extremely heavy rainfall over a region centred on eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh and adjacent areas of northern and north-eastern India
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 4,616