Tags: Climate Challenge

Sea level could rise by more than 1 metre with unchecked emissions

Global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 metre by 2100 and 5 metres by 2300 if global targets on emissions goes unchecked says a survey. The risk assessment is based on the increasing body of knowledge of the systems involved – while the scientists highlight the remaining uncertainties, they say the projections of sea-level rise […]

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Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

The Covid-19 pandemic could be a dry run for future impacts of climate change, with challenging and unprecedented situations requiring rapid and aggressive responses worldwide. A proactive approach to climate change aimed at minimizing such impacts will inevitably involve significant cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and investment in more resilient infrastructure. Although current global […]

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PM Modi’s #9PM9Minute lights-out call went well, but we did it wrong again

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to show country’s solidarity to defeat coronavirus. The event of 9 minutes light off at 9 pm on Sunday went off well […]

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Volkswagen gearing up to hire climate activist to scrutinize policies

Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess plans to hire a climate campaigner to shake up the German automaker’s efforts to fight pollution and help provide a much-needed kick-start toward becoming greener. “We have so many ideas, but they take too long to implement in our big organization, so I need someone really aggressive internally,” […]

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Voice against climate change got louder than ever in 2019

The chorus against climate change got louder than ever in 2019, and the government took a slew of measures to mitigate its impact such as launching a national clean air programme, providing financial aid to states to save forests and Himalayan glaciers besides envisaging a national coastal mission to protect India’s shorelines. India also led […]

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Climate summit host Spain struggles on environment

Spain wanted to make a splash on the international scene by agreeing to host next month’s COP25 climate summit at the last minute after Chile pulled out. But experts say green issues have not been a priority in the country, which has a poor environmental track record. Only 2.3 percent of all Spaniards consider the […]

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Nine climate tipping points now ‘active,’ warn scientists

More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active”, a group of leading scientists have warned. This threatens the loss of the Amazon rainforest and the great ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland, which are currently undergoing measurable and unprecedented changes much earlier than expected. This “cascade” of changes […]

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Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high, Next gen to face severe impact

Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday. In an appeal to Governments to do more to reverse countries’ reliance on producing energy from fossil fuels, in line with the 2015 […]

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Climate change may propel greenhouse gas emissions from lakes: Study

Climate change may cause the levels of greenhouse gases emitted by freshwater northern lakes to increase by between 1.5 and 2.7 times, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK noted that every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. Small shallow […]

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