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Climate change worsening cities' air 22.8.2014 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The threats from climate change are many: extreme weather, shrinking snowpack, altered ecosystems and rising and more acidic seas, to name a few. Another lesser-known issue may hit especially close to home for city dwellers. In the world's already smoggy metropolises, pollution is likely to grow worse, a phenomenon scientists have taken to calling the climate penalty. Ozone is a key culprit. This lung-damaging compound, often formed from chemical reactions involving sunlight and automobile exhaust and other pollution, plagues major cities around the globe. As the climate heats up, it is projected that more ozone will form in polluted areas on sweltering days. "You have a hot summer, you're going to get a lot of ozone," said Daniel Jacob, a professor of atmospheric chemistry and environmental engineering at Harvard. The explanation lies in chemistry. Ozone, formed by a sunlight-aided reaction of volatile organic compounds with nitrogen oxides, is created more quickly at higher temperatures, as was evident ...
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Flooding of hilly regions likely to increase: ADB report 19.8.2014 HBL: Industry & Economy
Flooding of hilly regions in India is only likely to increase in coming years, a study by the Asian Development Bank has predicted. The report, Assessing the Costs...
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Climate change: Govt submits proposals for financial assistance 14.8.2014 Rediff: Business
He said the coastal and deltaic regions of India are reported to be vulnerable to the risks of flooding.
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Coastal Vulnerability Assessment 13.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) – Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad and ESSO-Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM),
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Extreme weather becoming more common, study says 12.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Rise in blocking-patterns hot or wet weather remaining stuck over regions for weeks causing frequent heatwaves or floods

Extreme weather like the drought currently scorching the western US and the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010 is becoming much more common, according to new scientific research.

The work shows so-called blocking patterns, where hot or wet weather remains stuck over a region for weeks causing heatwaves or floods, have more than doubled in summers over the last decade. The new study may also demonstrate a link between the UKs recent flood-drenched winter and climate change.

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Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) 11.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB Features
The Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) addresses holistically various aspects relating to earth processes for understanding the variability of earth system and for improving forecast of the weather, climate and hazards.
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Into the Storm: God plays spoilsport 9.8.2014 Hindu: Home
The good people of Silverton, the small town in Oklahoma where Into the Storm is set, are, from the scanty evidence provided, well-meaning, god-fearing folks. But that doesn’t provide them...
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'Into the Storm' disaster thriller recreates twister terror 9.8.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Director Steven Quale attends the 'Into The Storm' premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York, August 4, 2014.When director Steven Quale began researching tornados for a natural disaster film he turned to YouTube for inspiration.
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Movie Review: 'Into the Storm' 8.8.2014 TOI: Entertainment
Towering tornadoes take centre-stage here as they cut through small towns in America like a hot knife through butter. A group of storm chasers and a few add-ons try to document the ...
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Vulnerability and well-being 8.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Vulnerability and well-being
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Movie Review: 'Into the Storm' 8.8.2014 TOI: Entertainment
Towering tornadoes take centre-stage here as they cut through small towns in America like a hot knife through butter. A group of storm chasers and a few add-ons try to document the ...
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'Into the Storm' disaster thriller recreates twister terror 8.8.2014 DNA: Opinion
When director Steven Quale began researching tornados for a natural disaster film he turned to YouTube for inspiration from eye witness accounts to convey the real terror and devastation of twisters. Into the Storm, out in US theaters on Friday, starts with a seemingly average day in the fictional Midwest town of Silverton that quickly changes when a storm system sweeps through, bringing the strongest tornadoes ever seen, including a monster mile-wide twister. "People are always drawn to what frightens them. They're fascinated with the power and the destructive energy that tornadoes or hurricanes or any big natural phenomena have," Quale said. "They want to experience that, but they want to experience it in the safety of a movie theater." Quale showcases much of the film through the eyes of storm chasers to recreate the horrifying destruction a tornado inflicts. Actors worked on set with 100 mile-per-hour (160 km-per-hour) wind machines with debris thrown into them to replicate the chaos of a tornado and ...
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Vulnerability and well-being 8.8.2014 Hindu: Opinion
The 2014 Human Development Report is methodologically more sophisticated in that, for the first time it calculates the gender development index independently of reference to males. Equally, ‘Susta...
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Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit warming – U.N. draft 7.8.2014 FirstPost: World

OSLO Aug 7 (Reuters) - Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 40 to 70 percent by mid-century will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents, a draft U.N.

The post Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit warming – U.N. draft appeared first on Firstpost.

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Climate change linked to strength, frequency of tornadoes 7.8.2014 New Kerala: Technology
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Climate change linked to strength, frequency of tornadoes 7.8.2014 Sify News
A new study has revealed that climate change may be causing more and deadlier tornadoes that are hitting the US.
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Tornadoes`s increased frequency, strength linked with climate change 7.8.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
A change in climate may be causing more and deadlier tornadoes that are hitting the US, as revealed by a new study.
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Pune tragedy: Will we learn anything? 3.8.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
Every tragic event leads to talk of disaster preparedness, but it’s clear it’s not just deployment of rescue forces as the steps to take striking at root causes that are vitally important Every tragic event leads to talk of disaster preparedness, but it’s clear it’s not just deployment of rescue forces as the steps to take striking at root causes that are vitally important What makes the terrible tragedy of the possible death of over 150 people in the mudslide at Malin village near Pune worse is the fear that this may be another man-made disaster. Several reasons, from unthinking deforestation to specific agricultural practices on hill slopes down to the sheer unstoppable force of nature, are being talked about. Given the frequency of such disasters, the human hand behind destruction of natural resources to the point of inviting extreme weather events with deleterious consequences of extreme weather events, often attributed to global warming by experts, cannot be ruled out. The catastrophic flash ...
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Pune tragedy: Will we learn anything? 3.8.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
Every tragic event leads to talk of disaster preparedness, but it’s clear it’s not just deployment of rescue forces as the steps to take striking at root causes that are vitally important Every tragic event leads to talk of disaster preparedness, but it’s clear it’s not just deployment of rescue forces as the steps to take striking at root causes that are vitally important What makes the terrible tragedy of the possible death of over 150 people in the mudslide at Malin village near Pune worse is the fear that this may be another man-made disaster. Several reasons, from unthinking deforestation to specific agricultural practices on hill slopes down to the sheer unstoppable force of nature, are being talked about. Given the frequency of such disasters, the human hand behind destruction of natural resources to the point of inviting extreme weather events with deleterious consequences of extreme weather events, often attributed to global warming by experts, cannot be ruled out. The catastrophic flash ...
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Pune tragedy: Will we learn anything? 3.8.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
Every tragic event leads to talk of disaster preparedness, but it’s clear it’s not just deployment of rescue forces as the steps to take striking at root causes that are vitally important Every tragic event leads to talk of disaster preparedness, but it’s clear it’s not just deployment of rescue forces as the steps to take striking at root causes that are vitally important What makes the terrible tragedy of the possible death of over 150 people in the mudslide at Malin village near Pune worse is the fear that this may be another man-made disaster. Several reasons, from unthinking deforestation to specific agricultural practices on hill slopes down to the sheer unstoppable force of nature, are being talked about. Given the frequency of such disasters, the human hand behind destruction of natural resources to the point of inviting extreme weather events with deleterious consequences of extreme weather events, often attributed to global warming by experts, cannot be ruled out. The catastrophic flash ...
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