Climate change eats into output of top 10 food crops
Production decreased unequally for barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat
Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth – could it happen again?
At the end of the last glacial era, about 20,000 years ago, carbon dioxide was released into the ocean from geologic reservoirs located on the …
Global warming to raise frequency of heat waves: Study
The heat wave days will have shorter recovery periods and the effects would be significantly worse than stand-alone events.
World’s largest ice shelf melting rapidly due to solar heating of ocean surface
If this situation continues, sea levels would rise up to 60 metres by 2050 and the ocean would engulf coastal cities across the globe
Cyclone Idai: Rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends
It is not only the intensity of environmental disasters that makes them devastating – poverty also has a huge bearing on how things play out
Simply put: The Anthropocene
Simply put: Insect species decline
A fifth of the world's healthy land degraded in 15 years
First land degradation assessment report by UNCCD shows countries in emergency mode to halt land degradation by 2030
The magnetic North Pole is shifting and that too very rapidly
There is unusual activity at the North Pole. The magnetic north pole is sliding away from the Arctic region of Canada into Siberia. It has always …
Oceans are warming at a faster rate than predicted
Oceans absorb 90% of the warming caused by human carbon emissions. A new analysis by University of California, Berkeley, suggests that oceans are …
What is global warming doing to ocean floors?
A new study done by researchers at Montreal-based Mcgill University has found that acidification is also rapidly dissolving the ocean floor.
Social cost of CO2 emission
India’s country-level social cost of carbon emission was estimated to be the highest at $86 per tonne of CO2. It means the Indian economy …
The 21st century lore of Atacama
A never before weather experience in Atacama Desert in Chile in 2017 was not a freak development, but part of a planetary level change sweeping …
China continues to use ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons
For the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of …
A Global Threat: the Emergence of Climate Change Science
Throughout history, Earth's temperature has risen and fallen at various cycles, creating extreme weather events, such as ice ages.
The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World
In a world careening towards climate chaos, nature is dead. It can no longer be separated from society.
Paying the Carbon Price: The Subsidisation of Heavy Polluters Under Emissions Trading Schemes
Paying the Carbon Price analyses the practice of freely allocating permits in Emissions Trading Schemes (ETSs)
Weather is 2017 person of the year
The biggest headline of 2017 is not deadly air pollution, but the catastrophe of weather changes that are bringing distress across India’s …
Climate change and small islands
Inhabited by nearly 4.5 million people, even after 70 years of Independence Sundarbans is without proper roads and surface transport, drinking …
I (don’t) care
Poland is not the only problem. Every developed country is now going back on its past commitments
Why I mourn Dussehra: Climate change and death of seasons
People of Odisha have given a clear verdict: from number of seasons to mating habits of birds, they say everything has changed as a result of …
Global Carbon Pricing: The Path to Climate Cooperation
After twenty-five years of failure, climate negotiations continue to use a “pledge and review” approach: countries pledge (almost …
Old answers for ‘new’ monsoon
Mitigating floods and droughts has only one answer: obsessive attention to building millions and millions of connected and living water structures
We have missed the bus again
Government lost the opportunity of using fiscal signals to discourage polluting technologies and fuels