Global warming

2016 surpasses 2015 as hottest year on record globally in 137 years: US government report

2016 surpasses 2015 as hottest year on record globally in 137 years: US government report

Global surface temperature was also the highest on record.

Aug 11, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

As well as its number one position as a source of pollution, China is also the world's biggest investor in renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
The US is heating up! America witnesses dramatic rise in temperatures over last 4 decades: Federal report

The US is heating up! America witnesses dramatic rise in temperatures over last 4 decades: Federal report

The report says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves less common since the 1980s.

Aug 08, 2017, 12:51 PM IST
350 million in Europe at risk of extreme weather: Study

350 million in Europe at risk of extreme weather: Study

Two out of three people living in Europe will be affected by heat waves, coastal floods and other weather-related disasters, largely due to global warming and climate change by the end of the century, a study said.

Aug 05, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Warming may put 53 million Indians at protein deficiency risk

Warming may put 53 million Indians at protein deficiency risk

The researchers found that India may lose 5.3 per cent of protein from a standard diet, putting a predicted 53 million people at new risk of protein deficiency.

Aug 02, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
The heat is rising! Earth may become over two degrees warmer this century

The heat is rising! Earth may become over two degrees warmer this century

Our planet may see a temperature increase of 2 to 4.9 degrees Celsius over the next 80 years, much higher than the target set by the 2016 Paris Agreement, the study has found.

Aug 01, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Climate change may lead to dramatic increase in rainfall

Climate change may lead to dramatic increase in rainfall

Future changes in precipitation patterns, induced by climate change, could strongly influence the degree of future nitrogen runoff; however most analyses have been limited to local regions and only rely on a small handful of climate models.

Jul 29, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Dubai is burning: Man cooks egg in sweltering heat without stove

Dubai is burning: Man cooks egg in sweltering heat without stove

And as the mercury begins to soar, reaching almost unbearable levels, one Dubai resident showed to the world something unusual – cooking an egg outdoors under the sun without a stove!

Jul 26, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate

Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate

Recent studies by Indian scientists had revealed that the trend of sea level rise in the north Indian Ocean is slightly higher than the global estimate of 3.2 mm per year, Minister of State for Earth Sciences YS Chowdary told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Jul 25, 2017, 10:18 AM IST
Human-induced climate change may cause significant rise in sea levels, warns IPCC

Human-induced climate change may cause significant rise in sea levels, warns IPCC

Valerie Masson-Delmotte, co-chair of IPCC Working Group I, said at the Australian National University (ANU) that human influence on the climate has contributed to changes in the warming of the Greenland ice sheet, something which is affecting sea levels the world over.

Jul 18, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Climate change to bring 'devastating consequences' to countries in Pacific and Asia, claims study

Climate change to bring 'devastating consequences' to countries in Pacific and Asia, claims study

The study also said that Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five percent in the 2030s.

Jul 15, 2017, 10:30 AM IST
'Entire world looking at India to combat climate change'

'Entire world looking at India to combat climate change'

Environmental experts feel that the traditional heritage of environment protection that India has can be utilised to deal with the dangers associated with environment.

Jul 11, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Heatwave breaks 131-year-old temperature record in US

Heatwave breaks 131-year-old temperature record in US

The temperature downtown hit a record high of 98 Fahrenheit degrees (36.6 degrees Celsius), beating the former record of 95 Fahrenheit degrees (35 degrees Celsius) set in 1886, Xinhua news agency cited National Weather Service (NWS) as showing.

Jul 10, 2017, 08:50 AM IST
G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

The key risk for defenders of the global pact is that other countries could now follow Trump's lead.

Jul 09, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

The minister, who started a plantation drive here, said our ancestors handed over to "us a pure environment" along with some "principles of living" to protect it.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:26 AM IST
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
US President Donald Trump defends decision to pull out of Paris climate deal, says he's 'proud' of it

US President Donald Trump defends decision to pull out of Paris climate deal, says he's 'proud' of it

Climate change has become a major bone of contention between the United States and its Western allies, and the issue is set to loom large when Trump meets Group of 20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany next week.

Jun 30, 2017, 08:33 AM IST
Climate change may force ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 25%, warns study

Climate change may force ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 25%, warns study

Researchers have successfully conducted an investigation on how ice-free areas in Antarctica may be affected by climate change.

Jun 29, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

The vessel departed from China's southern province of Guangdong, heading for the Western Pacific to conduct deep-sea geological surveys for climate change, biological and environmental research, the report said.

Jun 27, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Climate change: Neglecting oceans no longer an option

Soumya Sarkar/indiaclimatedialogue.net/IANS

Jun 27, 2017, 14:58 PM IST