User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Sea Level
Last updated: Dec 09 2018 01:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Climate change is making soil saltier, forcing farmers worldwide to find new livelihoods 8.12.2018 Scroll.in
India’s rice farmers can expect to lose anywhere between 7% and 89% of their crop to rising soil salinity.
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In photos: The ravaging effects of climate change in the Sundarbans 21.11.2018 Scroll.in
In his ongoing photo project ‘Ebbing Away of Identity with the Tides’, Sushavan Nandy highlights the plight of three islands in the delta region.
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Why Venice’s plan to tackle worsening floods is being criticised 16.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The city is set to be regularly 70% underwater and the massive MOSE project won't deal with the fundamental problems.
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Hong Kong’s last fishing village wards off mass tourism, but faces greater risk from climate change 5.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Scientists say extreme weather could make Tai O uninhabitable.
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Climate change is making sea water in the Sunderbans saltier, putting women at risk 3.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Across South Asia’s coastal deltas, fresh water is in ever-shorter supply.
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Climate change endangers world heritage sites 17.10.2018 Rediff: News
From Venice and the tower of Pisa, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites are deeply threatened by rising sea levels, researchers warned Tuesday.
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IAF Trans Himalayan Mountain Terrain Biking Expedition (THE MTB) 10.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
To commemorate the 86th anniversary of Indian Air Force a unique cycling expedition was undertaken by its Air Warriors covering more than 4200 Kms from Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in Ladakh to Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh.
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This independence day, think independent, get real about Mumbai's real estate 13.8.2018 Sify Finance
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Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve Becomes 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be Included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves 8.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).  The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO held at Palembang, Indonesia, from July 23-27, 2018.
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Earth heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' state, finds new study 7.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Our planet is at the risk of entering an irreversible 'hothouse' condition - where the global temperatures will rise by four to five degrees and sea levels may surge by up to 60 metres higher than today - even if targets under the Paris climate deal are met, a study warns. According to the researchers, keeping global warming to within 1.5-2 degrees Celsius may be more difficult than previously assessed. "Human emissions of greenhouse gas are not the sole determinant of temperature on Earth," said Will Steffen from the Australian National University. "Our study suggests that human-induced global warming of two degrees Celsius may trigger other Earth system processes, often called "feedbacks," that can drive further warming - even if we stop emitting greenhouse gases," said Steffen, lead author of the study published in the journal PNAS. "Avoiding this scenario requires a redirection of human actions from exploitation to stewardship of the Earth system," he said. A team of scientists showed that even if ...
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Rise in Sea Level 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“According to the fifth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global mean rate of sea level rise was 1.7 mm per year between 1901 and 2010. As per the studies carried out by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the sea levels are changing at different rates along the Indian coast.
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Earth may get twice as hot as predicted 10.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Earth may end up being twice as warm as projected by climate models, even if the world meets the target of limiting global warming to under two degrees Celsius, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, showed that sea levels may rise six metres or more even if Paris climate goals are met. The findings are based on observational evidence from three warm periods over the past 3.5 million years when the world was 0.5-2 degree Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial temperatures of the 19th Century. The research also revealed how large areas of the polar ice caps could collapse and significant changes to ecosystems could see the Sahara Desert become green and the edges of tropical forests turn into fire dominated savanna. "Observations of past warming periods suggest that a number of amplifying mechanisms, which are poorly represented in climate models, increase long-term warming beyond  climate model projections," said Hubertus Fischer from the University of Bern in ...
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Can waterways provide the key to developing Kochi? 29.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Upgrading the port city's western waterways and canals can have a positive impact on not just transportation, but also the city's economics and culture, finds new research at ICRIER. But what are the challenges to look out for? »
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‘Sustainable farming can help tackle climate change’ 27.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Lecture series seeks to promote dialogue, create awareness
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Global warming cooks up ‘a different world’ over three decades 18.6.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Earth is noticeably hotter, the weather stormier and more extreme.
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Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study 13.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase four-fold by century's end, warn researchers
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Ancient Greenland was much warmer than thought 5.6.2018 DNA: Evolutions
Greenland was once much warmer than previously thought, say scientists who have discovered remains of ancient life in lake mud of the region that survived the last ice age. The mud, discovered by researchers at the Northwestern University in the US, has remains of common flies nestled within it, which record two interglacial periods in northwest Greenland. Although researchers have long known these two periods - the early Holocene and Last Interglacial - experienced warming in the Arctic due to changes in the Earth's orbit, the mix of fly species preserved from these times shows that Greenland was even warmer than previously thought.
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How global warming has changed your country's climate 1.6.2018 Rediff: News
The above map shows the country wise temperature change from 1990 to 2017 in Fahrenheit.
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Great Barrier Reef on sixth life in 30,000 years: study 28.5.2018 General News
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, under severe stress in a warmer, more acidic ocean, has returned from near-extinction five times in the past 30,000 years, researchers said today. And while this suggests the reef may be more resilient than once thought, it has likely never faced an onslaught quite as severe as today, they added. "I have grave concerns about the ability of the reef in its current form to survive the pace of change caused by the many current stresses and those projected into the near future," said Jody Webster of the University of Sydney, who co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Geoscience. In the past, the reef shifted along the sea floor to deal with changes in its environment -- either seaward or landward depending on whether the level of the ocean was rising or falling, the research team found. Based on fossil data from cores drilled into the ocean floor at 16 sites, they determined the Great Barrier Reef, or GBR for short, was able to migrate between 20 ...
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Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change: lawyers 24.5.2018 General News
Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union over global warming threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said today. The 30-odd plaintiffs before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg insist the bloc must do more to limit climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and point to drought, glacier melt, sea level rise and flooding that will worsen as temperatures rise.
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