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Stonehenge, Statue of Liberty in danger from climate change: UN

May 26, 2016

Stonehenge, Statue of Liberty in danger from climate change: UN

The United Nations on Thursday listed 31 protected sites threatened by sea level rise, drought and other climate change effects. #United Nations #climate change #NewsTracker #Stonehenge #Statue of Liberty #world heritage sites
India could take a hit of $49 bn in GDP amid volatile food prices: UN

May 26, 2016

India could take a hit of $49 bn in GDP amid volatile food prices: UN

The report said if global food prices double then China could lose $161 billion in GDP and India could lose $49 billion #GDP #United Nations #climate change #UN #food prices
Here's how India's water governance has failed its citizens

May 24, 2016

Here's how India's water governance has failed its citizens

By 2030, the world is projected to face a 40 percent deficit in its demand for water. India, with its growth ambitions, and a billion hopes, is clearly vulnerable #China #climate change #Three Gorges Dam #CriticalPoint #Ganga #Governance #Yangtze #Drought #Groundwater #dam-building #Hoover Dam
Ripples of climate change: Why India should worry about heatwave conditions

May 21, 2016

Ripples of climate change: Why India should worry about heatwave conditions

The heatwave conditions in India will be “serious” before monsoon hits various parts of the country, said the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), as global temperature records were smashed yet again in April. #climate change #NewsTracker #La Nina #Great Barrier Reef #El Nino #World Meteorological Organisation #Critical Point #Heatwave in India #rising global temperatures #heatwave Bengaluru
40 million Indians are at risk of coastal floods due to climate change

May 20, 2016

40 million Indians are at risk of coastal floods due to climate change

Apart from climate change, changes in settlement patterns, and rapid urbanisation have increased risk of extreme climate and sea-level rise in SE Asia. #India #China #United Nations #climate change #Kolkata #Mumbai #Maldives #Thailand #South East Asia #Cyclones #Coastal floods
Climate change to cause huge glacial retreat in E Antarctica

May 19, 2016

Climate change to cause huge glacial retreat in E Antarctica

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is currently thought to be relatively stable in the face of global warming but Totten Glacier is bucking the trend. #climate change #NewsTracker #Global warming #East Antarctica #Impact of global warming #rising sea levels #Glacial Melting #Totten Glacier
Ban Ki-moon: Racist remarks by would be leaders are outrageous

May 19, 2016

Ban Ki-moon: Racist remarks by would be leaders are outrageous

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said "would-be leaders" and politicians should not divide people and racist remarks by them are "outrageous". #Donald Trump #climate change #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #youth #Columbia University #Racist