global warming
What is stake at COP28?

D. Raghunandan of the Delhi Science Forum talks about the issues at stake at the ongoing COP 28 summit. He addresses key issues around climate change such as the Global Stocktake, the Loss and Damage Fund, and adaptation and mitigation

In COP28 speech, Colombian President Gustavo Petro calls for a free Palestine

The Colombian head of state has been consistently speaking out in support of Palestine amid Israel’s genocidal attacks. At the COP 28 summit, he pointed out that the devastation wreaked on Gaza was a harbinger of what might happen to those fleeing from climate catastrophes

Activists expect multiple obstacles during health discussions at COP28

While health is on the agenda at the COP28 summit in the UAE, activists fear significant progress on climate and health will not be achieved due to a number of factors such as the presence of lobbyists from the fossil fuel sector

Carbon emissions from richest 1% pose fatal threat to humanity

The richest 1% of the world’s population has emitted the same amount of carbon as the poorest two-thirds. The emissions by the ultra-wealthy in 2019 alone were enough to kill 1.3 million people

Heatwaves impact on women Heat waves pose disproportionate threat to female workforce, claims study

The report titled “The Scorching Divide” suggests that women from marginalized and poor backgrounds will be the worst affected by intensifying heat waves

27-07 Greek fires Deadly fires a new normal in the Greek calendar

The latest round of wildfires has exposed the Greek government’s lack of preparedness in dealing with disasters. Extreme climate events have been occurring frequently in many parts of Europe due to climate change

Algeria wildfires Unprecedented wildfires across Algeria kill at least 34, thousands displaced 

The UN environment panel has warned that the Mediterranean region is warming faster than the global average and will witness more heatwaves, wildfires, droughts, and other climate-related catastrophes in the coming days

The eco collapse we were warned about has begun

2023 has already seen a number of climatic anomalies that set new historical records in the tragic progression of climate change at the global level. These have led to droughts, fires, and water scarcity

When New York’s skies turned orange

Environmental activist Tina Landis talks about the recent decline in air quality index in New York due to the fire in Quebec. She explains how colonial history and commodification led to a rise of fires, and the impact of the fuel fossil industry

Tunisia drought water crisis Tunisia starts water rationing amid five-year running drought

The authorities have announced cutting off of water supply for seven hours in the evening/night from April till September, with anyone found violating the order at risk of financial fine and jail term

India braces for prolonged and severe heat waves

It is clear that the increasing frequency and severity of heat waves are not mere anomalies but evidence of a sustained transformation in a weather pattern caused by climate change.

Why nuclear industry’s comeback hopes rest on very thin ice

Concerns about safety and spiraling costs, among other factors, mean that nuclear power will most likely not be the way out of our current ‘truly global’ energy crisis