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World's internet addiction comes at a costs to the climate but it can be a solution to the climate crisis
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World's internet addiction comes at a costs to the climate but it can be a solution to the climate crisis

Among the many items on the COP26 agenda, countries are preparing a roadmap for using artificial intelligence (AI) to fight climate change.

UN India's 'We The Change' campaign showcase climate solutions pioneered by young Indians
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UN India's 'We The Change' campaign showcase climate solutions pioneered by young Indians

17 young Indians have developed climate-based solutions that are "innovative, sustainable and equitable" with the focus being on strengthening engagement with governments and society.

Politicians speaking at UNGA say global warming making the world more violent, less safe
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Politicians speaking at UNGA say global warming making the world more violent, less safe

Russian and Chinese diplomats reiterated their countries’ objections to putting climate change on the agenda of the council, which is charged with maintaining international peace and security.

World leaders and UN to hold closed-door climate talks on the sidelines of the General Assembly
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World leaders and UN to hold closed-door climate talks on the sidelines of the General Assembly

UN representative said "It's not intended in any fashion to be a meeting in the shadows," but a way to facilitate frank dialogue "rather than pre-prepared statements or reverting to established positions."

Medical journals warn climate action cannot be put on hold while we deal with COVID
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Medical journals warn climate action cannot be put on hold while we deal with COVID

These effects, which hit those most vulnerable like minorities, children and poorer communities hardest, are just the beginning.

Human and animal death toll spike as global warming causes increase in lightning strikes
India

Human and animal death toll spike as global warming causes increase in lightning strikes

Around 2,500 people die in lightning strikes around India each year, according to government figures, compared to just 45 in the United States.

Greta Thunberg might attend COP26 after threatening to skip it over vaccine inequality
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Greta Thunberg might attend COP26 after threatening to skip it over vaccine inequality

She said at the time that the conference in Glasgow should be postponed if everyone could not attend on the same terms.

IPCC to release new climate report on 9 August: Here’s all you need to know
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IPCC to release new climate report on 9 August: Here’s all you need to know

234 scientists read 14,000+ research papers to write the upcoming IPCC climate report that will assess the state of the global climate.

IPCC report relevant for India as it will reveal country's climate change reality
World

IPCC report relevant for India as it will reveal country's climate change reality

Every few years, the IPCC produces an Assessment Report, which examines all the scientific literature published in the years since the last report.

World leaders are role playing instead of acting against climate change: Greta Thunberg at climate summit
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World leaders are role playing instead of acting against climate change: Greta Thunberg at climate summit

She said net zero emissions targets of major economics "could be a great start, if they weren't full of gaps and loopholes."

Global cities aren't ready for climate threats, put 400 million people at risk finds report
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Global cities aren't ready for climate threats, put 400 million people at risk finds report

Global average annual losses from disasters in cities were estimated to $314 billion in 2015 and will increase to $415 billion by 2030.

Climate change: Social tipping points leading us away from indifference onto the path of progress
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Climate change: Social tipping points leading us away from indifference onto the path of progress

The International Energy Agency reported that global CO2 emissions have returned to pre-pandemic levels, and then some.

Humanity is facing a climate emergency agrees 1.2 million people globally according to UN survey
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Humanity is facing a climate emergency agrees 1.2 million people globally according to UN survey

Nearly 75 percent of residents in small island states — facing the prospect of losing their homelands to rising seas — perceived the climate threat as an emergency.

Doomsday clock stops at 100 secs to midnight to shine light on climate emergency
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Doomsday clock stops at 100 secs to midnight to shine light on climate emergency

Created in 1947, the clock moved to 100 seconds to midnight in January of last year — the closest to midnight it has been in its history.

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.

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.

Spain declares climate emergency, to send climate legislation to parliament for approval
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Spain declares climate emergency, to send climate legislation to parliament for approval

The govt wants up to 95 percent of the Mediterranean country’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2040.

Rising eco-anxiety means we should address mental health alongside food security
science

Rising eco-anxiety means we should address mental health alongside food security

We need to reframe eco-anxiety to emphasize hope in the midst of human tragedy, existential threats and climate catastrophe.

India manages to rank in the top 10 countries with higher climate performance: Report
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India manages to rank in the top 10 countries with higher climate performance: Report

Despite the ranking, experts said that govt doesn't have a plan to phase-out fossil fuel and reduce its dependence on coal.