Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking
Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking

Scientists' observations in the Karakoram region have revealed that the glaciers there were stable, and snowfall is increasing instead of decreasing.

Human influence causing climate warming: IPCC report

Observing that humans are the dominant cause of global warming, a UN climate panel has warned that climate change will impact human health, south Asian settlements and infrastructure through flooding, and will aggravate food and water shortages in the region.

Research questions satellite data over Antarctic sea expansion

The Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought, a new research suggests, adding that there may be a processing error in the satellite data.

Opting for coal-based energy `wasteful approach` by govt: IPCC

Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.

Fewer US nuclear plants could curb climate change fight

Nuclear power plants in the United States increasingly risk closure amid growing competition from cheap natural gas, which experts said could hamper President Barack Obama`s efforts to combat climate change.

Climate talks: `Raise your voice, not sea level` – UN

The United Nations seized World Environment Day today to demand action on climate change to protect small island states threatened by rising seas, drought and floods.

Cost of keeping global warming in check `relatively modest`: UN panel

IPCC chairperson Rajendra Pachauri has said that the cost of fighting global warming is "relatively modest", but only if the world acts quickly to reverse buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

`Leaked` IPCC report warns of `devastating rise of 4-5 C`

A new leaked report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) reportedly warns that the temperature could increase by about 4 to 5 degree C, compared with pre-industrial levels, if no action is taken to halt it.

UN climate chief urges `bold` carbon-curbing steps

The UN climate chief today called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.

Southampton Varsity project to help delta residents adapt to climate change

Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.

Climate: UN experts see options to brake juggernaut

A week after publishing the starkest warning yet on the risks of climate change, UN experts meet in Berlin from Monday to assess options for limiting the threat.

Global warming may spread drought to a third of Earth

One third of the world may be at increased risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures wring more moisture from the soil, a new study has warned.

Clock on climate change ticking: John Kerry

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) drew a grim picture in its latest report on global warming, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that "the clock is ticking" and asked countries to match the urgency of response with the scale of the science.

New UN report shows global warming`s growing impact on climate change

A new report from the UN has warned that the impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible".

Families seek truth in new Hillsborough inquests

The families of 96 Liverpool supporters who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will gather in a purpose-built court on Monday to hear fresh inquests into the deaths in Britain`s worst sporting disaster.

Scientists meet in Japan after grim climate forecast

International scientists will gather near Tokyo on Tuesday for a week-long meeting centred on a grim climate change report that warned of floods and drought that would stoke conflicts and wreak havoc on the global economy.

Global warming not stopped, will go on for centuries: WMO

There has been no reverse in the trend of global warming and there is still consistent evidence for man-made climate change, the head of the UN WMO said on Monday.

Asia likely to face worst effects of global warming, warn experts

People living in coastal regions of Asia could face the worst effects of global warming.

Climate change set to displace hundreds of millions of people by end of century

A new UN report suggests that climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of dollars off the global economy.

Climate change to reduce crop yields much sooner than thought: Study

A new study suggests that climate change will adversely affect the crop yields around the globe much sooner than previously thought.