Climate change

'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

Meeting the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping the global-scale warming to less than two degrees is likely to reduce the area of the globe that experiences greater than threefold increases in the probability of record-setting events.

Feb 14, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Continuous emissions of greenhouse gases are warming the Earth's atmosphere and oceans and melting its ice, causing the rate of sea level rise to increase.

Feb 13, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone in the lower stratosphere is slowly disintegrating, an international team of two dozen researchers warned.

Feb 07, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and melting ice forces polar bears to travel greater distances to catch their main meal – young seals.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:26 PM IST
Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

The findings, published in the journal Science, add to the burden of climate-related disease outbreaks that have already had an impact on coral reefs globally.

Jan 27, 2018, 09:16 AM IST
Global temperature targets likely to be missed within decades

Global temperature targets likely to be missed within decades

Immediate action is required to develop a carbon-neutral or carbon-negative future or, alternatively, prepare adaptation strategies for the effects of a warmer climate.

Jan 23, 2018, 18:55 PM IST
Globalisation, terrorism and climate change: Top 10 quotes from PM Modi's speech at WEF in Davos

Globalisation, terrorism and climate change: Top 10 quotes from PM Modi's speech at WEF in Davos

PM Modi on Tuesday cautioned against the rising chorus of protectionism in a number of countries around the world.

Jan 23, 2018, 17:56 PM IST
Greenland's ice sheet is drifting into the sea due to Earth's heat loss

Greenland's ice sheet is drifting into the sea due to Earth's heat loss

Based on the data, researchers estimated that the loss of heat from the Earth's interior to the fjord is about 100 MW m-2 (milliWatt per square metre). 

Jan 23, 2018, 16:31 PM IST
Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years

Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years

Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters, researchers said.

Jan 12, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
New York City sues oil companies over climate change

New York City sues oil companies over climate change

The city alleges the fossil fuel industry was aware for decades that burning fuel was impacting climate change.

Jan 11, 2018, 12:44 PM IST
Donald Trump says US could `conceivably` return to Paris climate deal

Donald Trump says US could `conceivably` return to Paris climate deal

The process of leaving is long and complex, and Trump`s comments will renew questions about whether he actually intends to withdraw or simply wants easier US emissions targets.

Jan 11, 2018, 08:31 AM IST
Sun-like star can help decode sun's variability, climate effect

Sun-like star can help decode sun's variability, climate effect

By combining photometric, spectroscopic and asteroseismic data, the team collected the most detailed set of observations for a solar-like cycle in any star other than the Sun. 
 

Jan 09, 2018, 16:49 PM IST
2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: Report

2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: Report

Trump plans to quit the 2015 Paris Agreement, which has the backing of almost 200 nations and seeks to limit the rise in temperatures to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times, ideally 1.5 C (2.7 F).

Jan 04, 2018, 22:34 PM IST
Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

The study suggests that wine producers now face a choice proactively experiment with new varieties or risk suffering the negative consequences of climate change. 

Jan 03, 2018, 16:55 PM IST
Global warming targeting 2 degree Celsius may make the world drier: Scientists

Global warming targeting 2 degree Celsius may make the world drier: Scientists

Researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China studied projections from 27 global climate models.

Jan 02, 2018, 13:03 PM IST
NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

The ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions has long since been under scientists' radar and has been losing ice at a rapid pace.

Dec 31, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
As cold wave sweeps North America, Donald Trump makes light of climate

As cold wave sweeps North America, Donald Trump makes light of climate

Trump, 71, has dismissed global warming as a Chinese hoax, vowed to quit the 2015 Paris accord and tapped fossil fuel allies to key environmental posts.

Dec 29, 2017, 07:32 AM IST
Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Researchers compared asylum applications to the EU filed from 103 countries between 2000 and 2014, with temperature variations in the applicants' home countries.

Dec 27, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
2017 likely to be among top three hottest years on record: WMO report

2017 likely to be among top three hottest years on record: WMO report

The year 2017 is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Nino, Xinhua quoted the global weather office as saying.

Dec 20, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
World losing battle against climate change, urge leaders to take concrete action: Macron

World losing battle against climate change, urge leaders to take concrete action: Macron

All countries have signed the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by cutting greenhouse emissions and investing in green energy.

Dec 13, 2017, 10:33 AM IST