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Literature and climate change: Vinita Agrawal, Ranjit Hoskote and Sumana Roy on politics, intimacy of writing about nature
Arts & Culture

Literature and climate change: Vinita Agrawal, Ranjit Hoskote and Sumana Roy on politics, intimacy of writing about nature

As the issue of climate change becomes more urgent, the work of writers becomes vital, to remind us of what is at stake, and what is already lost.

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve
India

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve

Staying the course would lead to a steady reduction in cases, while any departure in terms of slackening safety protocols would disturb this trend, the professor who chaired a panel of experts that worked on India’s COVID-19 “supermodel”, warns

Landslide in Alaska could lead to ‘mega-tsunami’ within a year, warn scientists
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Landslide in Alaska could lead to ‘mega-tsunami’ within a year, warn scientists

To comment upon the impact the tsunami might leave, experts cited examples of landslide-induced tsunamis in the past in Alaska and Greenland.

Nobel economics prize: Bob Wilson and Paul Milgrom's insights into auctions could drive down carbon emissions
World

Nobel economics prize: Bob Wilson and Paul Milgrom's insights into auctions could drive down carbon emissions

A key insight of Wilson’s analysis is the need for bidders to avoid the “winner’s curse”.

Restoring certain habitats can prevent extinctions, offset emissions: climate repair blueprint
World

Restoring certain habitats can prevent extinctions, offset emissions: climate repair blueprint

Thirty million sq km of ecosystems world over is agricultural or pasture land that was once forest, grasslands and shrublands.

Greta Thunberg urges EU to 'do as much as possible' and keep to the Paris Agreement commitments
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Greta Thunberg urges EU to 'do as much as possible' and keep to the Paris Agreement commitments

German Fridays for Future activist Lisa Neubauer said "It appears like the ones who have made the most claims are the ones who back up the most."

Steep decline of Great Barrier Reef corals over past 25 years, irreversible: Study
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Steep decline of Great Barrier Reef corals over past 25 years, irreversible: Study

Larger corals, like branching and table-shaped forms, have been the hardest hit – almost disappearing from the far northern reaches of the Reef.

'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year
World

'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year

The 140-million-euro expedition, consisting of a team of several hundred scientists from 20 countries, are bringing back 150 terabytes of data and more than 1,000 ice samples.

Climate change is a matter of life and death says Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate
science

Climate change is a matter of life and death says Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate

She said, "It is time for leaders to leave their comfort zones and see the danger that we are in and do something about it."

Downturn from pandemic offers path to green, climate resilient economies: IMF
World

Downturn from pandemic offers path to green, climate resilient economies: IMF

A fiscal stimulus could be an opportunity to boost green and resilient public infrastructure, the IMF said.

Antarctic Peninsula hottest in three decades; rapid rate of ocean warming may be to blame, says study
World

Antarctic Peninsula hottest in three decades; rapid rate of ocean warming may be to blame, says study

Between January and August, temperatures reached between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius on the peninsula, according to researchers at the Chilean Air Force's Frei Base

Are consumers willing to pay more for climate-friendly products?
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Are consumers willing to pay more for climate-friendly products?

Simple economies of scale impact price - demand for such products remains low, the price is but more demand means more production and lower unit price costs.

Climate change reference curve spanning 66 mn years made using ocean sediments
World

Climate change reference curve spanning 66 mn years made using ocean sediments

The reconstruction and analysis show that Earth's climate can be grouped into discrete states, based on changing greenhouse gas levels and growth of polar ice sheets.

In David Attenborough's warning about the Earth's future, a lesson for liberals who have failed to unite for the planet's cause
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In David Attenborough's warning about the Earth's future, a lesson for liberals who have failed to unite for the planet's cause

The ability of some types of stories, such as those rooted in religion and nationalism to unite large numbers of people, has outstripped the ability of other stories, which are rooted in ideas of equality and emancipation, to bring people together.

No winners in the first Trump-Biden presidential debate but there was a loser: The American voter
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No winners in the first Trump-Biden presidential debate but there was a loser: The American voter

A chaotic and ill-mannered food-fight that lasted 98 minutes left no one with any idea as to whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump was more deserving of being the next president

Rising temperatures making oceans stable, reducing carbon absorption capacity warns scientists
science

Rising temperatures making oceans stable, reducing carbon absorption capacity warns scientists

These findings have profound and troubling implications which include potentially driving more "intense, destructive hurricanes" as ocean surfaces warm.

Carbon neutrality: China's addiction to coal will erode its long-term climate goals
World

Carbon neutrality: China's addiction to coal will erode its long-term climate goals

Between 2000 and 2018, China's annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for nearly a third of the world's total greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

'If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will': At annual UN meet, world leaders warn of 'environmental Armageddon'
World

'If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will': At annual UN meet, world leaders warn of 'environmental Armageddon'

The postponement of the UN climate summit hasn't stopped countries, from slowly sinking island nations to parched African ones, from speaking out.

China pledges to reduce emission, be carbon neutral by 2060: What you need to know
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China pledges to reduce emission, be carbon neutral by 2060: What you need to know

Xi has previously pledged to increase government support for new technologies while doing more to fight pollution, protect natural resources and expand the country’s national park networks.