Global temperatures

Slightest increase in global temperatures can lead to extreme weather conditions, say scientists!

Slightest increase in global temperatures can lead to extreme weather conditions, say scientists!

Global warming caused mostly by the burning of fossil fuels began slowly in the early 19th century with the onset of industrialisation, but has accelerated rapidly over the last 50 or 60 years.

Jul 03, 2017, 16:55 PM IST
Earth warming to tipping point - May 2017 second hottest on record, reveals NASA

Earth warming to tipping point - May 2017 second hottest on record, reveals NASA

May 2017's temperature was 0.05 degrees Celsius cooler than May 2016. It was just 0.01 degrees Celsius warmer than the third warmest May, which occurred in 2014, NASA said in a statement.

Jun 16, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings

World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings

The theme for this year's World Meteorological Day is 'understanding clouds', which highlights the enourmous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.

Mar 23, 2017, 10:28 AM IST
February 2017 was 2nd warmest February since modern record-keeping began: NASA

February 2017 was 2nd warmest February since modern record-keeping began: NASA

February 2017's temperature was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than February 2016.

Mar 16, 2017, 11:17 AM IST
January 2017 third-warmest-January on record, says NASA

January 2017 third-warmest-January on record, says NASA

According to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, last month's temperature was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than the warmest January in 2016.

Feb 16, 2017, 09:16 AM IST
Global temperatures warmer by 1.2 degrees; 2016 sets record high for third year running

Global temperatures warmer by 1.2 degrees; 2016 sets record high for third year running

The WMO confirmed that 2016 has been the hottest year on record, with 2015 as a close second and 2014 taking the third place.

Nov 15, 2016, 17:07 PM IST
September 2016 warmest in 136 years, says NASA

September 2016 warmest in 136 years, says NASA

This marks nearly a year straight of record heat, according to NASA, with 11 of the past 12 months ranking as the warmest on record.

Oct 18, 2016, 20:41 PM IST
August 2016 warmest August in 136 years of modern records, says NASA

August 2016 warmest August in 136 years of modern records, says NASA

August 2016 was 0.98 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean August temperature from 1951-1980.

Sep 13, 2016, 08:57 AM IST
New heat record as global temperatures soar in February

New heat record as global temperatures soar in February

With an average temperature that was 1.21 C (2.18F) above the 20th century average, the month marked "the highest departure from average among all 1,646 months in the record".

Mar 18, 2016, 00:15 AM IST
Is it time to declare a climate emergency? February breaks global temperature records!

Is it time to declare a climate emergency? February breaks global temperature records!

This has come as a huge shock and has added to the growing concern over the rise in global temperature resulting from human-produced greenhouse gases.

Mar 14, 2016, 14:15 PM IST

Earth's recent history may predict global temperatures

Climate change over the last 150 years may estimate future global temperatures, a NASA study has found.

Dec 20, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

Hotter nights flooding the atmosphere with more carbon: Study

Hotter nights may actually wield much greater influence over the planet's atmosphere as global temperatures rise and can eventually lead to more carbon flooding the atmosphere, researchers from Princeton University have warned.

Dec 08, 2015, 18:18 PM IST
Why Paris climate conference is important for the world

Why Paris climate conference is important for the world

As the Paris summit opens, 183 countries have submitted pledges for greenhouse gas (GHG) curbs to the UN.

Nov 30, 2015, 20:47 PM IST
Brace for frequent extreme heat waves, scientists warn

Brace for frequent extreme heat waves, scientists warn

With the help of a new method to model heat wave magnitude, scientists have projected that extreme heat events are likely to increase both in severity and number during the next two decades.

Nov 28, 2015, 12:08 PM IST
'Global warming poised to pass 1C threshold'

'Global warming poised to pass 1C threshold'

The world has already reached the halfway point towards the arbitrary “threshold” that could result in dangerous global warming.

Nov 10, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Climate change moving world into 'unchartered territory': UN

Concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new high in 2014, the UN said today, warning the resulting climate change was moving the world into "unchartered territory".

Nov 09, 2015, 18:38 PM IST
 2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded!

2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded!

According to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , September 2015 was the hottest September, by a large margin, since records first began in 1880.

Oct 23, 2015, 11:04 AM IST
World will bypass 2C global warming limit despite carbon pledges: Experts

World will bypass 2C global warming limit despite carbon pledges: Experts

 Experts have warned that pledges by nations to cut carbon emissions will fall far short of those needed to prevent global temperatures rising by more than the crucial 2C by the end of the century.

Oct 11, 2015, 15:12 PM IST
'2015, 2016 to become hottest on record'

'2015, 2016 to become hottest on record'

Possible big changes in key global climate system suggest that global temperatures in 2015 and 2016 are set to reach record high levels, according to new research published on Monday by the Met Office, Britain's official weather agency.

Sep 15, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

European Union slams top economies on climate summit targets

The EU today urged India, Indonesia, Brazil and other major economies to immediately submit their emissions reductions targets to help avoid failure at the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.

Aug 20, 2015, 21:06 PM IST