Climate change
Global warming emergency: 2020 joins 2016 as hottest year ever

The rise in temperature in 2020 was recorded despite a fall in global emissions due to the pandemic-induced lockdown and the absence of El Niño, which leads to a rise in temperature, that occurred in 2016

Chomsky and Prashad: Three major threats to life on earth that we must address in 2021

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad discuss the threats humanity and earth face today that require urgent attention

The climate cloud and a thin silver lining

As many as 45 countries, among them 24 high-emission nations, announced additional cuts than those in their PA commitments by 2030, either at the summit, or over the past few months, despite the sharp economic downturn precipitated by COVID-19.

Climate emergency New Zealand New Zealand declares climate emergency, vows to make public sector carbon neutral by 2025

The move is based on findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which emphasize the need to reduce global emissions to zero by 2050 in order to prevent further increase in global warming

Climate change impacts arid regions of wealthier and poorer countries differently: Study

A new research shows that economically-challenged countries in arid regions are at the receiving end of the impact of climate change.

Climate change: How fast are sea levels actually rising?

According to earlier research, the rate at which sea levels were rising globally was 3.2 millimeters per year. Recent studies point to an accelerating rise in sea levels

Hurricane Iota hits Central America on the tail of Eta

Hurricane Iota will prove to be a catastrophic hurricane for Central America, which is already struggling to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Eta two weeks ago

Climate change is causing hurricanes to stay strong for longer, move further inland

Due to warming oceans, a hurricane will move further inland after making landfall and stay strong for a longer time, thus causing more destruction, a recent paper in Nature says

Wildfires show that climate change will not impact just the global south

Prabir Purkayastha talks about the wildfires in California and how it can no longer be denied that climate change is the underlying cause.

Climate study of past 66 million years reveals earth’s current temperature rise is unprecedented

The study published in the Science journal concludes that this human-made climate change is far beyond the natural changes that are triggered by the earth’s changing orbit

COVID-19 lockdowns didn’t help in reducing carbon emission: UN report

The report found that due to lockdowns, the daily level emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 17% in April when compared to 2019. But, as the world went back to work, emissions rose and crossed last year’s levels

Did the end of green Sahara lead to the collapse of civilisations?

We discuss the possible relationship between the desertification of the Green Sahara and consequent climate shifts that may have led civilisations across Asia and Africa to collapse.

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