India’s leadership in dealing with climate change will spur other countries to raise their own contributions in meeting this global challenge
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
Despite decades of modernisation efforts, the Central Water Commission (CWC) does not have ‘real-time data’ on floods and depends on manual data for its policymaking.
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.
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Greenidge Generation runs its own power plant to produce about 44 megawatts to run 15,300 computer servers which is enough to power more than 35,000 homes.
The challenge of surviving the next 50 years is now seen as a planet-wide existential crisis.
We have only started to understand the effects of greenhouse gases began in the 1820s with French scientist Joseph Fourier.
If we deploy CO2 removal techniques and reduce fossil fuel burning, it is believed that we can halt global warming.
According to Climate Action Tracker, 49 states that had submitted their new proposals only represent 23.7 percent of global GHG emissions.
The WMO's Bulletin listed the atmospheric concentration of CO2 in 2019 at 410 ppm, up from 407.8 ppm in 2018, and said the rise had continued this year.
Natural drivers of global warming already set in motion by carbon pollution will take on their own momentum.
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While experts opine that it is unlikely that other countries will follow suit, concerns remain that some nations might adopt a go-slow approach.
Researchers are of the opinion that countries around the world need to take action to reduce emissions, slow decline of ice sheets and mitigate sea-level rise.
The seepage of the methane was first discovered in 2011 by a team of divers but studies on the site began only in 2016.
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In South Asia, South America and Africa, growing agricultural activities have caused methane levels to spike.
Accelerating greenhouse gases have contributed to global average temperatures that are now moving past one degree Celsius above the mid-19th century.
Rate of climate change in deep waters of the ocean could be to be seven times faster by 2050 even if we reduce emissions
The results also showed that no amount of carbon emission reduction can reverse the rate of change that has already taken place.
The largest sea-level decline was witnessed during the last glacial period some 20,000 years ago, the water level dipped to about 121 metres.
Palm oil plantations on peatland contribute between 16.6- 27.9 percent of total GHG emissions from Malaysia and Indonesia.
The ozone-depleting substances have also caused about a third of all the global warming from 1955 to 2005.