User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Glacier
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A Himalayan disaster awaits India 22.9.2014 TOI: Calcutta Times
Many of the 200-odd glacial lakes in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan are unstable and, in the event of an earthquake in the Himalayas, could burst and cause catastrophe in northern and eastern ...
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In the Arctic to save his tropical nation 20.9.2014 Hindu: News
Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the President of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat. <...
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Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission 20.9.2014 Sify News
Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat.
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Himalayan glaciers losing ice by thinning 17.9.2014 Hindu: Home
The response of the Himalayan glaciers to climate change is very puzzling in many ways. Despite being subjected to similar climate changes, some of these glaciers appear to be stagnant as their fro...
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Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica 12.9.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report on Thursday that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent.
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J&K floods a grim reminder of increasing climate change impact in India: Centre for Science and Environment 10.9.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
Extreme weather events might have taken six decades to hit Jammu & Kashmir but it may not now wait for that ...
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Muddy flood engulfs all but top of Kashmiri temple 8.9.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Muddy flood engulfs all but top of Kashmiri temple
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Experts call for out-of-box climate solutions 8.9.2014 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
India is a country that’s most vulnerable to climate change due to its unique geographical position and burgeoning population, warned former Union environment minister Jairam ...
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Mountain of trash may be driving Himalayas to disaster 7.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Mountain of trash may be driving Himalayas to disaster
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City wildlife photographer off to ‘shoot’ polar bears 31.8.2014 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
City-based wildlife photographer Amartya Mukherjee, who has been in the forests of India and many other countries to capture breathtaking moments from animal and bird life, is set to break new ground for himself. On Wednesday, the 36-year-old chartered accountant will be off to the Arctic to open a new album. And, as on most occasions, to click on a ...
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Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas 28.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas
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'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists 24.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland

The planet's two largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year. That is the discovery made by scientists using data from CryoSat-2, the European probe that has been measuring the thickness of Earth's ice sheets and glaciers since it was launched by the European Space Agency in 2010.

Even more alarming, the rate of loss of ice from the two regions has more than doubled since 2009, revealing the dramatic impact that climate change is beginning to have on our world.

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Scientists pitch for urgent measures to deal with climate change 23.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Scientists pitch for urgent measures to deal with climate change
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‘Climate change is real and happening in India’ 23.8.2014 TOI: India
Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give a political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists on Friday emphasized the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of climate change that has potential to adversely affect the ...
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‘Tibet plateau getting hotter, polluted’ 21.8.2014 Hindu: S & T
A fresh environmental assessment of the Tibetan Plateau has found that the region is getting hotter, wetter and more polluted, threatening its fragile eco-systems and those who rely on them. ...
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Did an exceptional iceberg sink Titanic? 20.8.2014 Asian Age: Newsmaker
The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say. While the sinking of the Titanic is typically bla-med on human, design and construction errors, a new study points to two other unfavourable factors outside human control. The study found that there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual. Titanic, a British passenger liner, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The disaster caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people. Researchers also note that iceberg discharge from glaciers is increasing, with more heavy iceberg years since the 1980s than before, and increasing global warming will likely cause this trend to continue. “As use of the Arctic increases in the ...
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Extraordinary number of icebergs in 1914 to blame for sinking of Titanic 20.8.2014 FirstPost: World

There were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south and earlier in the year than usual, the researchers said.

The post Extraordinary number of icebergs in 1914 to blame for sinking of Titanic appeared first on Firstpost.

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Did an exceptional iceberg sink Titanic? 20.8.2014 Asian Age: Newsmaker
The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say. While the sinking of the Titanic is typically bla-med on human, design and construction errors, a new study points to two other unfavourable factors outside human control. The study found that there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual. Titanic, a British passenger liner, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The disaster caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people. Researchers also note that iceberg discharge from glaciers is increasing, with more heavy iceberg years since the 1980s than before, and increasing global warming will likely cause this trend to continue. “As use of the Arctic increases in the ...
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Gigantic icebergs were real reason why Titanic sank 20.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Floods in India and Nepal will only become more common 19.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The floods that have killed over 100 people in the Himalayan region are exactly what climate scientists have been warning ...
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