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We The Change: We need to restore the planet while creating sustainable livelihoods for people
India

We The Change: We need to restore the planet while creating sustainable livelihoods for people

The cost of mitigation through restoration is very less compared to the cost we will have to bear when disasters strike.

Concrete is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases on Earth after China, US
science

Concrete is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases on Earth after China, US

The stakes for the planet are high: the UN estimates that three quarters of the world's infrastructure by 2050 has yet to be built.

Battling climate change: Streamlining carbon offsetting could be Australia's best bet to cut emissions
World

Battling climate change: Streamlining carbon offsetting could be Australia's best bet to cut emissions

Offsetting refers to reducing emissions or removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in one place to make up for emissions in another

India will reduce emissions in Antarctica, protect environment: Union Minister Jitendra Singh
India

India will reduce emissions in Antarctica, protect environment: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

India has two active research stations: Maitri (commissioned in 1989) at Schirmacher Hills, and Bharati (commissioned in 2012) at Larsemann Hills in Antarctica.

Wildfires emitted record levels of more than 2.5 billion tonnes of CO2 in July and August alone
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Wildfires emitted record levels of more than 2.5 billion tonnes of CO2 in July and August alone

Even the Arctic Circle was on fire, releasing some 66 million tonnes of CO2 from June through August, with nearly a billion tonnes from Russia as a whole over the same period.

For India to reach net-zero by 2050, the country needs to allocate 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation
India

For India to reach net-zero by 2050, the country needs to allocate 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation

The study by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) notes the potential for land-use conflict to arise over renewable energy installations, even in sparsely populated areas.

Failure to curb emission has put world on catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating: UN chief
World

Failure to curb emission has put world on catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating: UN chief

"Failure to meet this goal will be measured in the massive loss of lives and livelihoods," UN chief Antonio Guterres said.

How much of the world’s energy comes from fossil fuels? Can renewables replace it all?
World

How much of the world’s energy comes from fossil fuels? Can renewables replace it all?

Fossilisation of trees moved enormous amounts of carbon from the air to underground, leading to a decline in atmospheric CO₂ levels

Most coal, oil and gas reserves need to stay underground if Paris agreement goals are to be met
science

Most coal, oil and gas reserves need to stay underground if Paris agreement goals are to be met

Burning fuels for electricity, transportation and other uses are the chief driver of climate change, pulling long-buried carbon in fossil fuels out of the ground and depositing that carbon into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.

Value of nature: What is the cost of the trees in the Gabon forests that suck in carbon dioxide
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Value of nature: What is the cost of the trees in the Gabon forests that suck in carbon dioxide

"If a tree is standing it's worth nothing, if you cut it down it's worth something, but that's useless for the planet," said Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, head of the Global Environment Facility.

Use of clean hydrogen could lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions than coal
science

Use of clean hydrogen could lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions than coal

While blue hydrogen does contain some emissions, the study notes that energy also is needed in the carbon-capture process hence provides no benefit.

Leaders and experts speak up after the release of the new IPCC report
World

Leaders and experts speak up after the release of the new IPCC report

The report is titled Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis and is the most detailed assessment of climate science ever undertaken.

Unravelling the mystery of how climate works and how human activities tip the scales
science

Unravelling the mystery of how climate works and how human activities tip the scales

We have only started to understand the effects of greenhouse gases began in the 1820s with French scientist Joseph Fourier.

World’s climate change progress since 2019 is mostly bad news
science

World’s climate change progress since 2019 is mostly bad news

A global price for carbon needs to be high enough to induce decarbonisation across industry.

India gives important pre-COP26 meeting in UK a miss due to 'technical difficulties'
World

India gives important pre-COP26 meeting in UK a miss due to 'technical difficulties'

India is the third biggest carbon emitter after China and the US; during the G20, India said developed countries should lead the way in reducing emissions.

G7 Summit 2021: Leaders of richest democracies failed to agree on climate and funding, again
World

G7 Summit 2021: Leaders of richest democracies failed to agree on climate and funding, again

Historical responsibility is the elephant in the room when rich countries discuss climate change as they contributed to the global warming that already happened.

Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate, health yet emissions are rising: UN report
science

Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate, health yet emissions are rising: UN report

Global methane emissions were fairly level about 15 to 20 years ago, but started creeping up over the past five years or so.

Brazil's Amazon forest released more CO2 than it absorbed over the last decade: Study
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Brazil's Amazon forest released more CO2 than it absorbed over the last decade: Study

If the region were to become a source of CO2 rather than a "sink", tackling the climate crisis will be that much harder.

Carbon might boost forest, grassland growth but absorption capacity of soil decreases
science

Carbon might boost forest, grassland growth but absorption capacity of soil decreases

The new study adds to growing evidence that the terrestrial carbon sink is weaker than once thought.