Global warming

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
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
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
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
'New normal': Temperatures in Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the planet

'New normal': Temperatures in Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the planet

The region around the north pole "shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region it was decades ago," the report said.

Dec 13, 2017, 08:39 AM IST
This heart-wrenching video of starving polar bear will make you teary-eyed - Watch

This heart-wrenching video of starving polar bear will make you teary-eyed - Watch

The video shows a bony, emaciated polar bear trying to cling on to his life as he hunts for a morsel of food. 

Dec 09, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
Decline in CO2 levels a million-years-ago changed Earth's climate: Study

Decline in CO2 levels a million-years-ago changed Earth's climate: Study

Around one million years ago, during the MPT, the period of the cycles abruptly changed to every 100,000 years.  

Nov 28, 2017, 18:17 PM IST
Cooking fats can trigger major cooling effect on the planet: Study

Cooking fats can trigger major cooling effect on the planet: Study

Experiments showed that the fatty acids were more resistant to chemical attack by ozone, and therefore can survive longer and travel further in the atmosphere.

Nov 26, 2017, 14:42 PM IST

UN climate envoys agree to 2018 stocktake of planet-warming emissions

Envoys gave the green light for what they termed the 2018 "Talanoa dialogue" to assess how much more needs to be done if the world is to meet warming limits detailed in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Nov 18, 2017, 09:47 AM IST

Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks

The dirtiest of fossil fuels still generates 40 percent of the world's electricity, and none of the countries that truly depend on it were on hand to take the "no coal" pledge.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
Policies of India and China to offset US inaction on climate change, says study

Policies of India and China to offset US inaction on climate change, says study

China was on track to over-achieve its pledge+ under the Paris Agreement to peak its carbon emissions by 2030.

Nov 15, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Cooling Earth artificially could lead to disastrous consequences: Scientists

Cooling Earth artificially could lead to disastrous consequences: Scientists

The research centred on the impact solar geoengineering methods may have on the frequency of tropical cyclones.

Nov 15, 2017, 18:52 PM IST
Earth being driven towards 'tipping points' due to climate change: Report

Earth being driven towards 'tipping points' due to climate change: Report

In relation to climate change, these invisible thresholds are a point-of-no-return beyond which lies a world that could fall rapidly and seriously out of balance.

Nov 15, 2017, 12:41 PM IST
CO2 emissions projected to rise again in 2017 after three-year hiatus: Report

CO2 emissions projected to rise again in 2017 after three-year hiatus: Report

 The figures point to China as the main cause of the renewed growth in fossil emissions -- with a projected growth of 3.5 percent.  

Nov 14, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Time is running out to save the Earth, over 15,000 scientists have warned

Time is running out to save the Earth, over 15,000 scientists have warned

The article, "World Scientists Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice", has been co-signed by over 15,000 scientists in 184 countries and was published today in the journal BioScience.

Nov 14, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

UN Climate Change gets more power to limit global warming

"We are delighted to announce these internationally recognised institutions, NGOs, businesses and media outlets that are backing our work at the annual UN climate conference in Bonn with diverse and important support," said UN.

Nov 10, 2017, 00:49 AM IST
Human-caused global warming behind rise in hot temperature, says study

Human-caused global warming behind rise in hot temperature, says study

Global annual temperature records show there were 17 record hot years from 1861 to 2005.

Nov 09, 2017, 19:10 PM IST