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Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement: A wide-ranging enquiry into climate change 27.8.2016 FirstPost: Life

An approach like Amitav Ghosh’s, in his new book The Great Derangement, shows that we can come at the spectre of the climate crisis from almost anywhere we stand

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La Nina: China likely to be hit by 5-6 typhoons next month 25.8.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
China is set to be hit by at least five or six typhoons next month due to the La Nina phenomenon, bringing storms on land and sea, authorities said on Thursday. The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre (NMEFC) said that up to six typhoons are expected to hit China next month, more than in previous years. Three or four will affect coastal areas. Last week, China upgraded its warning for ocean waves triggered by Typhoon Dianmu to a yellow alert from blue on a four-colour warning system. The typhoon dumped heavy rainfall across the Leizhou peninsula in southeastern Guangdong Province, leaving entire villages submerged in places.  Affected by global warming and La Nina, China's coastal sea level is higher than the same period in recent years. The NMEFC called on coastal departments to follow forecasts and be prepared for ocean disasters. La Nina is an ocean atmosphere phenomenon characterised by low sea temperatures across the equatorial eastern central Pacific. It often occurs after a strong El ...
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BRICS members discuss joint task force 22.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The two-day BRICS ministers' meeting on disaster management began on Monday in Udaipur. Topics under discussion at the meet are forecasting and early warning on floods and extreme weather events and highlights of recent scientific and technical developments. The other areas of discussion comprise lessons for ensuring last mile connectivity, community level action on early warning and emerging disaster risks as a result of climate change. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who is presiding over the meeting, said BRICS countries were striving to set up a joint task force on disaster management as a permanent forum for regular dialogue and mutual support. "India is a disaster-prone land and we have one of the largest and efficient disaster response forces in the world. China is an expert in handling earthquake situations, while Russia leads in managing wildfire incidents. Therefore, there would soon be a common platform and road map for the BRICS members to share and gain from each other's ...
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This island village in Alaska is considering moving out 20.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
This island village in Alaska is considering moving out
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Rising seas may force Alaska village to move 18.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
Thinner ice has led to a surge in fatalities among the hunters, who plunge to their deaths through the cracks.
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Second meeting of BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management to be held on Aug 22 18.8.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Aug. 18 : The second meeting of BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management will be held in Rajasthan's Udaipur on August 22-23.
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2nd Meeting of BRICS Ministers for Disaster Management to be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 22-23, 2016 17.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The 2nd Meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) Ministers for Disaster Management will be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 22-23, 2016. The two-day
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BRICS ministers for disaster mgmt to meet in Udaipur next week 17.8.2016 All Current Affairs Stories
Delegates will share experiences on current systems in each country for forecasting extreme weather events, particularly in context of a changing climate
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Looking, quickly, for fingerprints of climate change 15.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
When days of heavy rain in late May caused deadly river flooding in France and Germany, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh got to work. Geert Jan is not an emergency responder or a disaster manager, but a climate researcher with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. With several colleagues around the world, he took on the task of answering a question about the floods, one that arises these days whenever extreme weather occurs: Is climate change to blame? For years, most meteorologists and climate scientists would answer that question with a disclaimer, one that was repeated so often it became like a mantra: It is not possible to attribute individual weather events like storms, heat waves or droughts to climate change. But increasingly over the past decade, researchers have been trying to do just that, aided by better computer models, more weather data and, above all, improved understanding of the science of a changing climate. Attribution studies, as they are called, can take many months, in large part ...
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Global warming making Siachen Glacier riskier 15.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Global warming making Siachen Glacier riskier
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Global warming making Siachen riskier for soldiers 14.8.2016 Rediff: News
The death of 10 soldiers earlier this year in an avalanche in the critical Sonam post, located close to the Line of Control with Pakistan, was due to global warming.
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Siachen riskier for soldiers as global warming results into melting glaciers 14.8.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

Climate change is making the life of the soldiers posted in the world's highest and arduous battlefield - Siachen Glacier - not just tough but also dangerous, as temperature rises and the snow melts faster.

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State plea to IIT-BBS on climate change 14.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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It's time to act... 8.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Extreme weather patterns and overcrowded cities have made the life-giving monsoons something like a life-wrecker! Floods, droughts, displaced people and the economics of devastation make for a serious destabilising force. In the past year alone, the whole of South Asia has been devastated by floods. This overpopulated part of the world has been bearing the brunt of climate change and El Nino for years now. From forest fires and parched farms to flooded cities, landslides and displaced people, climate change is in our face. Hence, committing to eco-friendly lifestyle and controlling the emission of greenhouse gases in order to keep global temperatures down needs to be a priority. Sustainable development, eco-friendly agriculture, afforestation, revival of carbon-absorbing wetlands and water-bodies — all need to be given preference in government policies and everyday practices. These methods create carbon sinks that have the power to curb global warming. Adaptation strategies Sikkim has gone 100% ...
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Predicting lead contamination 1.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Amid reignited fears about lead poisoning in the US, the key to identifying solutions could lie in the common city pigeon. A study published Monday in the journal Chemosphere found that New York's Manhattan neighbourhoods that had many children with elevated blood lead levels also had pigeons with elevated lead. The research suggests that scientists may be able to use the birds to predict lead contamination in the environment. The principal author of the study, Rebecca Calisi, examined data on 825 pigeons from various neighbourhoods from 2010-2015. Rebecca found that elevated lead levels in pigeons correlated positively with elevated lead levels in children in those neighbourhoods, as identified by New York City's health department. The link indicates that pigeons could be used to detect areas of pollution across the country. "There's a potential to be able to circumvent health problems in humans before they begin," said Rebecca. The researchers drew on data compiled by the Wild Bird Fund, a New York ...
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A ticking time bomb 1.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A ticking time bomb
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A ticking time bomb 1.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A ticking time bomb
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Climate Change Centre to come up at IIT Kharagpur 31.7.2016 New Kerala: India News
Kharagpur, July 31 : The Union Department of Science and Technology is planning to set up a Centre of Excellence at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, to focus on climate change science, adaptation and mitigation, the institution's director said here on Sunday.
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Climate Change Centre to come up at IIT Kharagpur 31.7.2016 All News-IANS Stories
The Union Department of Science and Technology is planning to set up a Centre of Excellence at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, to focus on climate change science, adaptation and mitigation, the institution's director said here on Sunday.
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Clearing encroachments may not be enough to prevent another deluge 31.7.2016 Hindu: News
Even if the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) cleared all encroachments on storm-water drains (SWDs), the city would still not be safe from similar flood-like situations. It is not just illeg...
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