An over-emphasis on environmental stress overlooks the role of politics and economics in shaping the socio-economic landscape of the war in Syria.
In a mental landscape increasingly dominated by the ephemeral nature of ‘Breaking News’, Larsen C exemplifies a global warming trait difficult to get our heads around.
According to tourism officials, the Caribbean tourism industry faces significant future threats related to both competitiveness and climate change impacts.
Record temperatures bring with them more drought, food insecurity, famine and massive human displacements.
The shallow waters off Svalbard are warming and releasing a greenhouse gas into the atmosphere – but the net effect has been one of cooling thanks to a strange phenomenon.
The changing environment is invariably linked to human rights with over 62,000 people being displaced every day due to climate change.
A carbon tax policy might not be a magic wand programme but it is also less likely to face political opposition and compromise while creating new sectors for businesses and growth.
“Even if we manage to keep warming to the limits agreed in Paris, the impacts on human health from heat stress are likely to increase substantially as global temperatures climb.”
If India builds all its proposed coal-based power plants, then it might not fulfil its promise made under the Paris climate agreement.
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World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set by the Paris climate change deal.
Global surface temperatures in 2016 averaged 14.8 °C, or 1.3 °C higher than estimated before the Industrial Revolution ushered in wide use of fossil fuels, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said.
Experts say it would be wrong for climate change deniers to interpret the expected 2017 dip as a sign of an end to the long-term trend of global warming.
By the time we hit that temperature, further climate changes will already be locked in and unavoidable.
Donald Trump has fused economic worries, racial and gender resentment into a politics of fear and revenge, a tactic that is not new to the Republican Party.
The new Indian law requires the five Indian firms that produce HCFC-22 to capture and burn HFC-23 and eliminate its release into the atmosphere.
The structures, built by microbes, were found on a newly exposed outcrop of rock that had been buried under snow for millions of years.
If serious measures are not taken to address Bangladesh’s drainage and sanitation concerns, the country could face a grim inundation problem.
‘When you actually have a different genre for climate change fiction, it becomes something separate that is not connected with the seriousness of everyday life. But it is absolutely integrated into our everyday life.’
Girl claims plans to develop dirty coal deposits will exacerbate climate change and deprive future generations of the right to healthy life.
In a slim volume, the celebrated author asks fundamental questions about the role of literature in confronting the greatest challenge of our times: climate change.
Officials from the UN and the EU, plus 200 NGOs have urged the G20 to follow the lead of the G7 and set a date for the end of fossil fuel subsidies.
The move towards clean and sustainable energy policies needs to be accelerated as exploiting newly accessible resources would undermine the carbon-reduction strategy of the Paris accord.
The Conference of Parties climate conference held in Paris in last December acted as a wake-up call to monitor greenhouse gas emissions.
Scientists said UNESCO may reconsider its decision not to put the World Heritage Site on its endangered list.
It was unclear if the cold waters could delay a melt of ice locked up on land in Antarctica, the biggest worry about the continent that could sharply raise global sea levels.
Water scarcity will not have the same impact worldwide – Western Europe and North American economies would likely be spared, but rising economies such as China and India could be hard hit.
More climate records are likely to be broken this year. But we treat them as we treat new fashions, phones or films. More novelty, newer features, more drama.
Beijing: Tibet is facing a grim scenario as its glaciers, the source of key rivers like Brahmaputra, are retreating and natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, according to a new report. The glacier on the Tibetan plateau has been backing off since the 20th […]
Washington: Climate change threatens nearly 55 million people in India’s coastal areas and could lock in enough sea level rise to submerge land currently home to more than half a billion people globally if the temperature spikes by 4º celsius – humanity’s current trajectory. The warning came from a new report […]
For millennia, lives across South Asia have beat to the monsoon’s largely predictable rhythm. So, what if that rhythm changes course?
A warming Earth posits a continuum of implications for contiguous biospheres.