Articles about Climate Change

Global temperature may rise 1.5 °C in 5 years: WMO

10 May 2022

World
Global temperature may rise 1.5 °C in 5 years: WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a strong warning over the rising global temperature amid unprecedented heatwave conditions in India.

Heatwave in Delhi: Sigh of relief, but not for long

07 May 2022

India
Heatwave in Delhi: Sigh of relief, but not for long

The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) latest prediction that Delhi will witness no heatwave till Sunday has come as a breather for the national capital.

PM Modi to chair meetings on heatwave, monsoon

05 May 2022

India
PM Modi to chair meetings on heatwave, monsoon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to chair a series of meetings in Delhi after returning from his Europe visit.

Northwest, central India's April average temperature highest in 122yrs: IMD

30 Apr 2022

India
Northwest, central India's April average temperature highest in 122yrs: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said the average maximum temperature in the northwest and central India in April was the highest in the last 122 years.

International Day of Forests 2022: History, theme, importance

21 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
International Day of Forests 2022: History, theme, importance

About 80% of the world's terrestrial beings live in forests, including over 60,000 species of trees.

Cyclone Asani, first in 2022, to develop on March 21

17 Mar 2022

India
Cyclone Asani, first in 2022, to develop on March 21

Asani, this year's first cyclone, is expected to form over the central Bay of Bengal and hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on March 21, from where it may move towards Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Why is Indonesia shifting capital from Jakarta to Nusantara?

20 Jan 2022

World
Why is Indonesia shifting capital from Jakarta to Nusantara?

Indonesia is planning to relocate its capital city from Jakarta to East Kalimantan and name it Nusantara.

COP26: UN seeks explanation from India, China over coal move

15 Nov 2021

World
COP26: UN seeks explanation from India, China over coal move

COP26 Summit's President Alok Sharma said Sunday that India and China would need to explain to climate-vulnerable countries why they opposed an agreement to "phase out" coal-fired power.

COP26: New global climate deal struck; India's coal pushback accepted

14 Nov 2021

World
COP26: New global climate deal struck; India's coal pushback accepted

A new deal to tackle climate change has been struck at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow after its extra time plenary concluded on Saturday.

Canadian woman first to be 'suffering from climate change'

10 Nov 2021

World
Canadian woman first to be 'suffering from climate change'

A 70-year-old woman in Canada is possibly the world's first patient to be diagnosed as suffering from "climate change."

COP26: PM Modi pledges net zero emissions by 2070

02 Nov 2021

India
COP26: PM Modi pledges net zero emissions by 2070

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Global warming to make extreme coastal events more common: Study

08 Sep 2021

Technology
Global warming to make extreme coastal events more common: Study

Extreme coastal events happening every 100 years currently are expected to occur, on average, every year by the end of this century due to global warming, according to a study.

70% of south Mumbai might submerge by 2050: Civic chief

28 Aug 2021

Mumbai
70% of south Mumbai might submerge by 2050: Civic chief

Mumbai municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has made a sinister prediction for the city, saying that by 2050, a major portion of south Mumbai, including the business district of Nariman Point and state secretariat Mantralaya, will go underwater due to rising sea level.

Delhi University will soon have a Himalayan Museum

18 Aug 2021

Delhi
Delhi University will soon have a Himalayan Museum

The Delhi University will soon have a Himalayan Museum on its campus, acting Vice-Chancellor Professor PC Joshi said, adding that the varsity is concerned about the future of the mountain range.

Pakistan can attract tourists from Muslim countries: Imran Khan

11 Aug 2021

World
Pakistan can attract tourists from Muslim countries: Imran Khan

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Tuesday said that Pakistan has great potential in attracting tourists from Muslim countries as leading travel destinations such as Europe were developing an Islamophobic mindset.

NewsBytesExplainer: Why do US and Canada see wildfires every year?

15 Jul 2021

World
NewsBytesExplainer: Why do US and Canada see wildfires every year?

Parts of western United States and Canada in the North American continent are gearing up for the annual wildfire season as several fires have already started ripping through southwest US.

Over 7L annual deaths in India linked to abnormal temperature

08 Jul 2021

World
Over 7L annual deaths in India linked to abnormal temperature

Nearly 740,000 excess deaths in India annually can be attributed to abnormally hot and cold temperatures related to climate change, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

Dalai Lama turns 86, commits to reviving ancient Indian knowledge

06 Jul 2021

India
Dalai Lama turns 86, commits to reviving ancient Indian knowledge

On his 86th birthday on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama said he's taken full advantage of India's freedom and religious harmony and is committed to reviving ancient Indian knowledge.

Film on Delhi's pollution menace to be screened at Cannes

19 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Film on Delhi's pollution menace to be screened at Cannes

Indian filmmaker Rahul Jain's Delhi pollution documentary Invisible Demons is part of the Cannes Film Festival's new sidebar on climate issues.

Scientists devise novel method for early detection of tropical cyclones

09 Jun 2021

Technology
Scientists devise novel method for early detection of tropical cyclones

A team of scientists has devised a novel method for the early detection of tropical cyclones.

Snap Inc. claims to have achieved carbon neutrality

18 May 2021

Business
Snap Inc. claims to have achieved carbon neutrality

Snap Inc. on Monday announced a strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing the environmental impact of its operations and steps it has taken to address them, the company declared that it has become carbon neutral.

Deadly heatwaves will become more common in South Asia: Scientists

25 Mar 2021

Technology
Deadly heatwaves will become more common in South Asia: Scientists

Potentially deadly heatwaves will likely become more commonplace in South Asian countries, including India, in the coming decades even if global warming is limited to 1.5 degree Celsius, according to a new study.

India is a red-hot investment for clean energy transition: Kerry

12 Feb 2021

World
India is a red-hot investment for clean energy transition: Kerry

India is actually a red-hot investment opportunity for clean energy transition, top US official John Kerry said on Thursday.

Climate change may have influenced the emergence of coronavirus: Study

06 Feb 2021

Technology
Climate change may have influenced the emergence of coronavirus: Study

Climate change may have influenced the outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as well as the year 2002-03 SARS pandemic virus, suggests a new study published in the journal Science of The Total Environment.

After pandemic warning, Bill Gates warns about climate change, bioterrorism

05 Feb 2021

World
After pandemic warning, Bill Gates warns about climate change, bioterrorism

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned the world about the next disaster. Gates said bioterrorism and climate change could be the next biggest threats to humanity.

From droughts to floods: Chennai's water problem needs immediate solving

04 Feb 2021

India
From droughts to floods: Chennai's water problem needs immediate solving

Chennai, India's sixth-largest city and home to 11 million people, witnessed its worst floods in 2015. Four years later, the city's taps infamously ran dry in the summer of 2019.

Marine heatwaves may become more intense, frequent, say scientists

29 Jan 2021

Technology
Marine heatwaves may become more intense, frequent, say scientists

The mixed layer of the ocean which blankets the top 20 to 200 meters is becoming thinner each year, says a new study that warns that the continued loss of this buffer may lead to more frequent and destructive warming events such as marine heatwaves.

India among top ten performers on Climate Change Index

08 Dec 2020

World
India among top ten performers on Climate Change Index

India is taking substantial steps to mitigate the impact of climate change, revealed the latest global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI).

Climate change may cost Indian GDP $200bn by 2030: Report

26 Nov 2020

Business
Climate change may cost Indian GDP $200bn by 2030: Report

The worsening effects of climate change may pose a massive risk of $200 billion to India's GDP (gross domestic product) by 2030, revealed a report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

23 Oct 2020

World
During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

US President Donald Trump on Thursday, during the Presidential debate with Democrat opponent Joe Biden, claimed the air in India, China, and Russia is filthy, prompting various reactions from Indians on social media.

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

15 Sep 2020

Business
Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

In a bid to help make planet Earth a greener and less polluted place to live, Facebook has announced a new 'Climate Science Information Center' for its main app.

8-year-old climate activist rejects PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign; gets trolled

07 Mar 2020

India
8-year-old climate activist rejects PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign; gets trolled

Child climate activist Licypriya Kangujam on Friday refused to be included in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign for International Women's Day.

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

18 Feb 2020

Business
Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

In order to tackle the problem of climate change, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has announced the plan to create a new 'Earth Fund' and invest $10 billion in it.

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

24 Jan 2020

World
Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

The annual unveiling of the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, United States, revealed that humanity is just 100 seconds to 'midnight' aka doomsday.

India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

08 Jan 2020

India
India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

India has reportedly succeeded in the breeding of the bird species Great Indian bustard (scientific name: Ardeotis nigriceps) through a state-sponsored conservation program.

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

19 Nov 2019

India
Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

01 Oct 2019

India
After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

Global Business Forum: Modi invites businesses to invest in India

25 Sep 2019

India
Global Business Forum: Modi invites businesses to invest in India

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered keynote address at Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York.

You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN

24 Sep 2019

World
You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech criticizing world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

Australia runs out of water, braces for 'Day Zero'

22 Sep 2019

World
Australia runs out of water, braces for 'Day Zero'

As climate change continues to escalate globally, over a dozen towns in Australia are nearing Day Zero, the day when the taps run dry.

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