Climate change

India can provide sustainability model to world: Sweden

India can provide sustainability model to world: Sweden

Sweden's climate change envoy said that India is on the growth path to address needs of a large population and meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Dec 02, 2017, 15:37 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
Developing nations to receive $540 million to eliminate climate-warming chemicals

Developing nations to receive $540 million to eliminate climate-warming chemicals

The climate-warming chemicals are hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used widely used in refrigerators, air-conditioners and aerosol sprays.
 

Nov 28, 2017, 14:43 PM IST
This country gets hydrogen-powered bus to fight climate change

This country gets hydrogen-powered bus to fight climate change

In a bid to affrim that the region moves towards zero carbon emissions, this step has been taken.

Nov 28, 2017, 14:06 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
Climate change could lead to volcano eruptions, says study

Climate change could lead to volcano eruptions, says study

The study found that there was less volcanic activity in Iceland when glacier cover was more extensive and as the glaciers melted volcanic eruptions increased due to subsequent changes in surface pressure.

Nov 24, 2017, 11:47 AM IST

Connectivity, climate change, terrorism to impact businesses: Foreign Secretary

Connectivity, climate and terrorism are three key issues that will impact businesses in a changing world, Foreign Secretary said on Monday.

Nov 21, 2017, 00:30 AM 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
NASA has a tool to predict which cities are more vulnerable to flooding

NASA has a tool to predict which cities are more vulnerable to flooding

It looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be 'redistributed' globally, says NASA.
 

Nov 16, 2017, 17:33 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
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
Syria signs Paris climate deal, US now only non-member nation in the world

Syria signs Paris climate deal, US now only non-member nation in the world

The Syria People's Assembly voted to approve ratification of the agreement last month, according to the country's state-run media outlet SANA.

Nov 09, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
India to play constructive role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan at UN

India to play constructive role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan at UN

The objective of the Paris Agreement is to prevent an increase in global average temperature and keep it well below two degree Celsius.

Nov 06, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, says WMO report

2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, says WMO report

The WMO's provisional Statement on the State of the Climate says the average global temperature from January to September this year was approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial era.

Nov 06, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

Plea for 'urgent action' on climate shadowed by Trump

Fiji PM on Monday appealed for "urgent action" on climate change at UN negotiations in Bonn.

Nov 06, 2017, 18:56 PM IST

Thousands march against coal ahead of climate conference in Bonn

The issue of whether to end coal production has been one of the sticking points in coalition negotiations between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her would-be allies: the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).

Nov 05, 2017, 00:14 AM IST

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