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Explained: How rising temperatures are putting older Americans at risk
As heat waves fuelled by climate change arrive earlier, grow more intense and last longer, people over 60 who are more vulnerable to high temperatures are increasingly at risk of dying from heat-related causes
A Storm Unlike Any Other: How Cyclone Freddy is breaking records and upending lives
Tropical Cyclone Freddy is exceptional mainly due to the fact that it has lasted longer than any other in historical records. Last week, it unofficially broke the World Meteorological Organisation's benchmark as the longest-lasting tropical cyclone set in 1994 for a 31-day storm named John
How climate change could cost Germany trillions of euros
According to a government-commissioned study published Monday, more frequent extreme weather events as a result of climate change could cost Germany nearly €1 trillion by 2050
Local climate activism is way more powerful than people realise. Here's why
Much of the policy change that can affect climate change is at the local level rather than at the national level. Local victories can spread, triggering national policy, spreading to other countries, and eventually triggering global agreements
COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow
Climate change is fueling heat waves, flooding, drought and nastier tropical cyclones. Extreme weather also costs the globe about $320 billion a year in economic losses, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide
Climate repair: These three actions need to be taken to stabilise the planet, ASAP
The challenge of surviving the next 50 years is now seen as a planet-wide existential crisis.
Makhana farming yields profits in Bihar as farmers lean towards weather resilient crops
Earlier farmers used to cultivate makhana in ponds but after facing recurring flood problems, low land areas are now being utilised for makhana farming with support from state government schemes to promote it.
Over 1.4 lakh Indians have died due to disasters over the past 50 years: Study
In India, floods and tropical cyclones are the two major disasters causing mortality and now heatwaves and lightning are gaining importance.
Ten gripping visuals of climate change-related disasters that shook the world this decade
A vanishing glacier, displaced walrus, wrecked villages and 7 other visuals of the impact climate change has in oceans and land.
Extreme weather events through 2019: A record-breaking year for climate catastrophe in India
Over half of India's population was gripped by intense heatwaves in June and July this year, killing more than 200 people.
Social vulnerability to the climate crisis has decreased despite more frequent natural disasters
Extreme rainfall, droughts and heatwaves have hit Karnataka, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Odisha and the Northeast with increasing intensity and frequency.
COP25: India is the fifth-most vulnerable among 181 nations to climate change fallout
India reportedly had most (2,081) deaths in 2018 due to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
El Nino events are growing more intense under continued climate change: study
A powerful El Nino can trigger drought in places like Australia and India, and cause flooding in other areas like California.
Big storms can trigger stormquakes that shake the seafloor, but aren't dangerous to people
Stormquakes are more an oddity than something that can hurt you, since no one stands on the sea floor during a hurricane
Woolly mammoths died off 4,000 years ago from isolation and extreme weather, study suggests
Researchers also believe that mammoths may have gone extinct after being cut off on an island during a global warming event.
How a community radio gives voice to the climate-vulnerable in Tamil Nadu
After Cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu, a community radio station in Nagapattinam district started an initiative called “Voice of the Vulnerable”.
There is a need for greater precision in weather forecasting in India
While govt administrations are learning to respond to predictions, the forecasts themselves need improvements.
Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting
NCMWRF, founded in the 20th century, was among the first Indian institutions to acquire a supercomputer, in 1989.
Record winter temperature, icy outbreaks and sudden warming to become more extreme
Some experts see link between man-made climate change & atmospheric changes causing extreme weather.
Natural climate loads the dice that turns California's droughts, wildfires ugly
Human vulnerability to climate change can have a lot to do with where people choose to settle.