Climate Change

Global Warming Likely to Exceed Paris Agreement Cap of 1.5°C by 2040: UN

International News       Jun 15, 2018

  Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.’s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.   Governments can still cap temperatures...

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

Facts       Jun 13, 2018

  WASHINGTON: The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study.   In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent's ice sheet - a key...

Strict curbs on global warming to buoy world economy: Study

Articles       Jun 02, 2018

  Stringent limits on global warming would bolster the world economy by averting tens of trillions of dollars in damage this century from heat waves, droughts and floods, a U.S. study said on Wednesday.   The report, among the first to assess the economics of the 2015...

European Corporations Given Guidance on Factoring Climate Risk in Financials

Facts       May 29, 2018

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has published guidance for companies reporting on the physical impact of climate change in their financial results.   Concerns in the financial community that assets are being mispriced because climate risk is not being factored into financial reporting has...

NASA study shows freshwater decline in India

Facts       May 18, 2018

  WASHINGTON: India is among the world's major hotspots which has seen a serious decline in the availability of freshwater due to overuse of water resources, reveals a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities.   The...

Climate change could raise food shortage globally: Study

International News       Apr 02, 2018

  LONDON: Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortage globally, a study that looked at data from 122 countries suggests. Researchers led by the University of Exeter in the UK examined how climate change could affect the vulnerability of different...

Last three years hottest on record, severe weather hits 2018: U.N.

International News       Mar 24, 2018

OSLO:  The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday.   Atlantic hurricanes and monsoon floods in India contributed...

India, UK launch joint research projects for clean water, energy

Facts       Mar 24, 2018

India and the UK have launched joint research projects on water quality and energy demand reduction, the government on Friday informed Lok Sabha.   Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply to a question that the research projects aim to deliver...

Warming climate will displace millions in coming decades: World Bank

Articles       Mar 20, 2018

The number of people fleeing crop failures, droughts and rising sea levels will grow drastically over the next three decades if world governments do not intervene, according to a World Bank report released today.   By 2050, 86 million "climate migrants" will be displaced in Sub-Saharan...

India most vulnerable country to climate change: HSBC report

Articles       Mar 20, 2018

India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC showed on Monday.   The bank assessed 67 developed, emerging and frontier markets on vulnerability to the physical impacts of climate change, sensitivity to extreme weather...

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