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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

Glaciers melting Half of world’s glaciers will vanish by 2100, even if 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold is met: study

The glacial disappearance will contribute significantly to the rising sea level and threaten water supply to a billion people, according to a new study published in Science that uses satellite imagery

2022 was the year climate change was front and center but our response lagged

What did 2022 tell us about climate change? Are our responses good enough? What does the future hold? D. Raghunandan of the Delhi Science Forum addresses some of these questions

Hypocrisy of rich countries: Ignoring the storage problems in rich countries

A low fossil fuel path needs grid-level storage costs to drop drastically. Pretending this is not necessary is hypocritical of wealthy countries

Mapping Faultlines: At COP27, Loss and Damage Fund is a positive but equity takes a back seat

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recently-concluded COP27 summit in Egypt and its outcomes. He analyzes how equity is increasingly taking a back set in these negotiations