Climate

Climate News

Explained: How World Cup host Qatar is relying on desalination to fulfil its water demand
World

Explained: How World Cup host Qatar is relying on desalination to fulfil its water demand

The energy cost of desalination and Qatar’s heavy reliance on it add to questions about Qatar and FIFA’s promise that the World Cup will have almost no effect on the climate

War fallout, aid demands overshadow climate talks in Egypt
World

War fallout, aid demands overshadow climate talks in Egypt

Scientists are more concerned about global warming than three decades ago, when governments first came together to discuss the problem because the pace of warming in the past decade is 33% faster than in the 1990s

Global emissions will peak in 2025, says International Energy Agency
World

Global emissions will peak in 2025, says International Energy Agency

IEA energy outlook report's scenario is based on prevailing policy settings that see a definitive peak in global demand for fossil fuels

PM calls on public to turn AC temp up: A look at how cooling system is heating up world
Explainers

PM calls on public to turn AC temp up: A look at how cooling system is heating up world

The first air conditioner was invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier. Today, the world has over two billion ACs – one for every four people on Earth – and experts say they’re contributing to climate change

Watch: 'Shortest film' in world with strong message to battle water crisis
India

Watch: 'Shortest film' in world with strong message to battle water crisis

The film uses a poetic style to convey a technical environmental solution that is frequently unreachable.

Explained: How Europe's fiery summer is a reality check on climate change
World

Explained: How Europe's fiery summer is a reality check on climate change

Europe has seen a series of extreme weather events — heatwaves, wildfires and storms, record-breaking droughts — making it hard for them to ignore the dangerous effects of climate change

Gone in 30 years? How climate change has caused the slow death of a Welsh village
World

Gone in 30 years? How climate change has caused the slow death of a Welsh village

Scientists have predicted that Fairbourne, founded in the late 1880s by a Victorian flour merchant and now home to up to 900 people, faces the risk of being drowned owing to rising sea levels

Healthcare to climate change: All you need to know about Joe Biden's big $740 billion bill
World

Healthcare to climate change: All you need to know about Joe Biden's big $740 billion bill

The bill will infuse nearly $375 billion over the decade in climate change-fighting strategies, which is the biggest investment ever in the US. The Democrats believe it could put the country on a path to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030

Explained: Why are Dutch farmers protesting against government’s proposal to slash emissions?
World

Explained: Why are Dutch farmers protesting against government’s proposal to slash emissions?

The ruling coalition wants to cut emissions of pollutants, predominantly nitrogen oxide and ammonia which are produced by livestock, by 50 per cent nationwide by 2030

Explained: From drought to forest fires, how severe heatwaves have affected Europe
World

Explained: From drought to forest fires, how severe heatwaves have affected Europe

The continent has endured five of its hottest summers since 1500, with temperatures reaching up to 47 degrees Celsius in some regions, leaving many dead.

India's role in damaging climate, planet 'negligible': PM Modi to Indian community in Denmark
World

India's role in damaging climate, planet 'negligible': PM Modi to Indian community in Denmark

Addressing the Indian diaspora in Denmark during his visit to the Nordic nation, PM Modi asked each one of them to convince at least their five non-Indian friends to visit India

Expert Avantika Goswami dissects IPCC's latest report: 'Every new piece of hard science about climate change is crucial'
Arts & Culture

Expert Avantika Goswami dissects IPCC's latest report: 'Every new piece of hard science about climate change is crucial'

"The mention of mental health being affected by climate change, and the confirmation that the poor are hurt the most, are very positive developments in this report," says Avantika Goswami.

In her new book Watershed, climate expert Mridula Ramesh stresses on urgent need of water management in India
Arts & Culture

In her new book Watershed, climate expert Mridula Ramesh stresses on urgent need of water management in India

"While conscience is good for spurring a change, it is less effective in sustaining a change. That’s why we need good economics and design to come in to sustain the action we want to see," says Mridula Ramesh.

What is blue hydrogen? Does Japan's answer to coal weaken the climate balance?
World

What is blue hydrogen? Does Japan's answer to coal weaken the climate balance?

Earlier this year, Japan and Australia opened a joint project in the state of Victoria to turn a type of coal called lignite, or brown coal, into hydrogen

India, European Union agree to enhance clean energy and climate partnership till 2023
World

India, European Union agree to enhance clean energy and climate partnership till 2023

Both sides decided to hold India-EU High-Level Platform on Smart Grid Replication, identifying possible opportunities and barriers for replicating and upscaling smart grid projects in India

Narendra Modi launches Infrastructure for Resilient Island States; calls it shared atonement for sins
India

Narendra Modi launches Infrastructure for Resilient Island States; calls it shared atonement for sins

The IRIS is not just about infrastructure but it is part of a very sensitive responsibility of human welfare, said the prime minister

Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson to launch infrastructure resilience project for small island nations at COP26 today
India

Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson to launch infrastructure resilience project for small island nations at COP26 today

The India-led key initiative will be launched in the presence of heads of states from eight other countries and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

COVID, climate crisis, Afghanistan's future to dominate talks at UNGA this week
World

COVID, climate crisis, Afghanistan's future to dominate talks at UNGA this week

The General Assembly’s first in-person meeting since the pandemic began shows that international cooperation matters, says Richard Gowan, UN director of the International Crisis Group

US wants to help India cut back further on greenhouse gas emission, up use of renewable energy
India

US wants to help India cut back further on greenhouse gas emission, up use of renewable energy

John Kerry has asked the Indian government to raise its 'climate ambitions' further and that US wants to work closely with India and do whatever it can to help

World's largest carbon dioxide capturing plant starts in Iceland
World

World's largest carbon dioxide capturing plant starts in Iceland

The plant is designed to capture 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the air every year