Tags: climate change

COVID 19 Effect: Ground level ozone is increasing says a study

Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant — ground-level ozone — has increased in China, according to new research. Two new studies in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters find nitrogen dioxide pollution over northern China, Western Europe and the U.S. decreased […]

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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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Tyre industry pushes back against evidence of plastic pollution

A growing body of scientific research linking tyre wear to microplastic pollution, as well as increasing scrutiny from lawmakers in the European Union (EU), has led the $180 billion-a-year tyre industry to fight back. The companies have stepped up lobbying with EU lawmakers weighing tougher regulations on tyre wear, according to lawmakers and LobbyFacts.eu, a […]

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Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change – UN weather agency chief

An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN weather agency said on Wednesday. “This drop of emissions of six per cent, that’s unfortunately (only) short-term good news”, said Professor Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) […]

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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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COVID 19 effect- while Homo sapiens are locked, wilds moves freely in India (pics and videos)

While the nature is rejuvenating amid the Covid-19 outbreak, and almost all homo sapiens are staying inside their houses due to the lockdown. People are practicing social distancing now. One the busy streets of metropolitan cities have now become empty and pollution. Apparently, many wild animals have taken down the streets and have been spotted […]

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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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World’s Richest Man – Jeff Bezos pledges USD 10 bn help to fight Climate Change

Amazon Boss and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos pledged USD 10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change. The money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups. “Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting […]

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Global effort required to tackle key challenges from water scarcity: CSRI

Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) recently published a comprehensive study on water scarcity and the key challenges that lie ahead, calling for definitive action to be taken on a coordinated global basis. Water scarcity, and the societal risks it poses, is one of the primary challenges faced by the world today. Over two billion people […]

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