Global warming

Climate change could potentially wipe tiny island nations off the map: Prince Charles

Climate change could potentially wipe tiny island nations off the map: Prince Charles

Charles said some northern nations seemed worryingly ambivalent about the difference.

May 19, 2017, 08:32 AM IST
NASA's global temperature analysis declares April 2017 second hottest in 137 years!

NASA's global temperature analysis declares April 2017 second hottest in 137 years!

This past April was only slightly warmer than the third warmest April, which occurred in 2010 and was 0.87 degrees warmer than the mean.

May 16, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Arctic sea could be 'free of ice' by 2040, warn scientists

Arctic sea could be 'free of ice' by 2040, warn scientists

As per the new research, the Arctic sea has been thawing at a rapid pace over the past three decades, making the ice to fall by more than half.

May 08, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Not beef, eat edible insects like crickets, mealworms to fight climate change: Study

Not beef, eat edible insects like crickets, mealworms to fight climate change: Study

The study further says that consuming these insects and imitation meats like tofu and other soyabean-based foods require the least land and energy to produce and are therefore, more sustainable.

May 06, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
World leaders advised to step up climate change efforts

World leaders advised to step up climate change efforts

Bill McKibben, Co-Founder of 350.org, a grassroots climate campaign based in the US, said on Thursday that the rest of the world now had to choose one of two options in the light of Trump`s stance on climate change. 

May 05, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

A new, more precise way to measure the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth`s climate in an article was published on Thursday in the academic journal Science.

May 05, 2017, 01:10 AM IST
New crack found in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves

New crack found in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves

Scientists fear the new branch that has appeared in a huge crack on one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves could be about to break. 

May 03, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
CO2 levels on Earth cross 410 ppm for the first time in history! - Is climate change winning?

CO2 levels on Earth cross 410 ppm for the first time in history! - Is climate change winning?

The first time the observatory recorded CO2 levels passing 400 ppm was back in 2013. Since then, 400 ppm is considered the new normal.

May 02, 2017, 22:57 PM IST
Climate change and sparrows: PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat was all about the environment – Here's what he said

Climate change and sparrows: PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat was all about the environment – Here's what he said

Merely four months into the year, the people of India are already experiencing what seems like peak summers.

Apr 30, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
Gear up! Scientists declare 2017 to be among hottest years on record

Gear up! Scientists declare 2017 to be among hottest years on record

US space agency NASA already declared 2016 as the hottest year on record.

Apr 28, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

The discovery of the Slims River diversion away from the Bering Sea into the Kaskawulsh River was published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Apr 19, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
NASA's global temperature analysis declares March 2017 second hottest on record!

NASA's global temperature analysis declares March 2017 second hottest on record!

The monthly analysis by the team at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York is assembled from publicly available data acquired by about 6,300 meteorological stations around the world, ship- and buoy-based instruments measuring sea surface temperature, and Antarctic research stations.

Apr 17, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Shocking truth about Great Barrier Reef! Two-thirds of world's largest coral system damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching

Shocking truth about Great Barrier Reef! Two-thirds of world's largest coral system damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching

The combined impact of this back-to-back bleaching stretches for 1,500 km, leaving only the southern third unscathed  said professor Terry Hughes, Director of the James Cook University's Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies.

Apr 10, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Donald Trump's order can't stop action on climate change: US advocacy group

Donald Trump's order can't stop action on climate change: US advocacy group

Among the initiatives rescinded by Trump is the Clean Power Plan that required the US to slash fossil fuels for energy production to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Apr 03, 2017, 11:18 AM IST
Nine-year-old alleges inaction on climate change issue; moves NGT

Nine-year-old alleges inaction on climate change issue; moves NGT

The plea contended that India is one of the most vulnerable countries to adverse climate change impact and its citizens were already experiencing adverse climate change impacts across the country.

Mar 30, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
Sea level rise: Up to 67% of California beaches could be 'severely damaged' by 2100

Sea level rise: Up to 67% of California beaches could be 'severely damaged' by 2100

Beaches in Southern California are a crucial feature of the economy, and the first line of defence against coastal storm impacts for the 18 million residents in the region. 

Mar 30, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
Human-induced global warming has triggered extreme weather events, says study

Human-induced global warming has triggered extreme weather events, says study

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US looked at a combination of roughly 50 climate models from around the world.

Mar 28, 2017, 21:16 PM IST
2015 déjà vu: Are Indian cities about to witness a repeat of deadly heatwaves?

2015 déjà vu: Are Indian cities about to witness a repeat of deadly heatwaves?

Scientists say even if global warming is halted at the levels struck under the Paris deal, megacities like Kolkata may face extreme heat waves like the one that claimed over 2,000 lives in India in 2015.

Mar 28, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and Obama view the role the US plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government's approach to rising sea levels and temperatures - two impacts of climate change, CNN reported.

Mar 28, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
Climate change: At 37 degrees, March 23 hottest day in seven years in Delhi

Climate change: At 37 degrees, March 23 hottest day in seven years in Delhi

This year's March 23 has broken the last six years' hottest day record. We noted 30 degrees temperature in 2016, 32 in 2015, 2014 and 2013, 27 in 2012 and 34 in 2011, an official of the IMD said. 

Mar 24, 2017, 09:17 AM IST