One step forward, two steps back
Countries want to do little to keep global average temperature rise to below 2oC. The Warsaw climate talks have exposed this. A report by Uthra …
World gets a yellow card
The Warsaw climate talks serve a grim warning to the world that inaction will cost, writes Chandra Bhushan as he leaves Warsaw just before the …
Environment Day: Green agenda for new government
Get the focus on environment and health, Mr Prime Minister
'People living in coastal regions likely to suffer from vector-borne diseases'
Besides taking a toll on human health, climate change gives rise to conflicts and migration
World's first digital map of the ocean floor released
This interactive map will help scientists study the impact of global warming on oceans
India prone to vector-borne diseases, heatwaves, say experts
A good weather prediction system can go a long way to raise public awareness
NASA analysis estimates unavoidable rise in ocean levels in the future
Melting of polar ice sheets has the potential to accelerate the rise in sea levels
Arctic mosquito populations to increase as region warms
Development could affect caribou populations, and in turn, tribal communities which depend on them
The influence of human activities on the climate is clear and growing. If left unchecked, global warming will have an irreversible impact on …
Science & Technology - Briefs
Climate change is influencing migratory patterns and evolution in pests, threatening our food basket
Dengue, another climate alert
It is clear that this variable weather is not a freak event, but points to the changes that are beginning to influence our monsoon lifeline
'Farmers in Ladakh are among biggest victims of climate change'
After inventing the first artificial glacier in 1987, Chewang Norphel came to be known as “Ice Man of India”. He talks about how …
Will current INDCs prevent global temperature rise by more than 2°C?
The INDCs submitted to the UNFCCC are grossly inadequate to prevent catastrophic global warming, finds an analysis done by Delhi-based non-profit …
'UN must take urgent climate action for Tibet'
Tibetans hold climate march in Delhi to raise awareness about unchecked mining and dams in Tibet which are resulting in ecological devastation of …
Climate change may be driving changes in India's northeast monsoon
In recent years, the shifting patterns of the southwest monsoon and its implications have been spoken about extensively, but the northeast …
Will the Paris climate deal include issue of forced climate migration?
Experts say that displacement and migration occurs because of the failure of adaptation in most vulnerable countries and, therefore, should be …
Loss and damage in climate negotiation
An issue of delayed climate justice
India is experiencing a warmer winter
Persistent above normal temperatures have been recorded in many regions of the country
‘We are skipping a whole glacial cycle’
A study has found that even moderate human emissions of 1,000-1,500 gigatonnes of carbon would postpone the next glacial age by at least 100,000 years
Clean energy could save hundreds of billions in health costs every year
Global warming is often seen as a problem for future generations, but focusing on the immediate and substantial health benefits of clean energy …
'The Arctic will have a whole new face by 2050'
The Arctic changes faster than any other region and is a crucial indicator of climate change. The Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway, launched a …
Shift in staple crops production put Africa’s food security at risk, says report
The continent will need to prepare for possible large losses in national production potentials, and production areas, of up to 15 per cent by 2050
Coral bleaching comes to the Great Barrier Reef as record-breaking global temperatures continue
Rapidly warming ocean temperatures present a serious threat to coral reefs, the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems
Global assets worth trillions of dollars at risk due to climate change
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 2°C substantially reduces the value at risk