Covid-19 and Climate Change: Tough Times Ahead Warns UN Secretary

Covid-19 and Climate Change: Tough Times Ahead Warns UN Secretary

As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere — but unlike U.S. President Joe Biden he thinks Russia will not invade […]

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Climate Change, Rising Temperatures Fueling Premature Births, Claims New Study

Climate Change, Rising Temperatures Fueling Premature Births, Claims New Study

Climate change and rapidly rising temperatures across the globe pose a threat to children in the womb, claims a new study. Premature birth is more likely as a result of the rapidly rising temperature. It could also result in problems like hospitalisation and weight gain among young children, the study further claims. In six separate […]

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Covid, China, Climate: Online World Economic Forum Summit to Tackle Five Big Themes

Covid, China, Climate: Online World Economic Forum Summit to Tackle Five Big Themes

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting of world leaders, business executives and other heavyweights to go virtual for the second year in a row, but organizers still hope to catapult the world into thinking about the future with a scaled-down online version this week. The gathering, an online alternative to […]

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Rich Nations Can Enjoy 'Double Climate Dividend' by Switching to Plant-Based Diet: Study

Rich Nations Can Enjoy ‘Double Climate Dividend’ by Switching to Plant-Based Diet: Study

This shift to a plant-based diet can help the world achieve its target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels and provide rich nations a “double climate dividend”, a new study has revealed. According to the research, conducted by the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University (The Netherlands), if 54 high-income […]

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Global Temperatures in 2021 Sixth Highest, 8 of Top 10 Hottest Years in Last Decade, Says NASA

Global Temperatures in 2021 Sixth Highest, 8 of Top 10 Hottest Years in Last Decade, Says NASA

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied 2018 as the sixth warmest year on record, and the past eight years are the warmest, according to an independent analysis done by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, Global temperatures in 2021 were 0.85 degrees Celsius […]

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The Heat Stays On: 2021 Was Earth's Sixth Warmest Year on Record, Say Temperature Reports

The Heat Stays On: 2021 Was Earth’s Sixth Warmest Year on Record, Say Temperature Reports

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. science agencies NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a private measuring group released […]

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Nepal PM Deuba Launches ‘Unity for Sustainability’ Campaign to Raise Awareness on Climate Change

Nepal PM Deuba Launches ‘Unity for Sustainability’ Campaign to Raise Awareness on Climate Change

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that media can play an important role in highlighting the issues of climate change. . (Image: @SherBDeuba/ Twitter) Sher Bahadur Deuba said glaciers in Nepal are receding and some extreme climate events are taking place due to climate change. News18.com Last Updated:January 10, 2022, 19:37 IST FOLLOW US […]

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Thailand allows visitors back to beach made famous by Leonardo Di Caprio's movie

Thailand allows visitors back to beach made famous by Leonardo Di Caprio’s movie

Thailand has reopened Maya Bay, a white sand beach made famous by the 2000 film “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, more than three years after closing it to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of thousands of visitors each day. The beach, surrounded by 100-metre (328-ft) high cliffs, lies on the island of […]

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Rising Deforestation of Brazil's 'Upside Down' Savanna Alarms Scientists

Rising Deforestation of Brazil’s ‘Upside Down’ Savanna Alarms Scientists

Deforestation last year rose to the highest level since 2015 in Brazil’s Cerrado, prompting scientists on Monday to raise alarm over the state of the world’s most species-rich savanna, a major carbon sink that helps to stave off climate change. The Cerrado, which is spread across several states of Brazil and is one of the […]

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Snippets from UK: New Year Gets a 'Warm' Welcome in Britain

Snippets from UK: New Year Gets a ‘Warm’ Welcome in Britain

Climate concern: The warmest New Year’s Day on record in Britain hasn’t quite set off comments on an Indian winter after an Indian summer, but it has renewed thoughts on global warming, coming just weeks after the COP26 summit in Glasgow. The number of unusually hot days is rising quite suddenly just about everywhere. A […]

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