Climate emergency: Tipping points are already here, scientists warn

Source: Down to earth Synopsis: The tipping points of a Climate Emergency are already visible on Earth. The countries should acknowledge them and take urgent action towards decarbonization of the global economy and restoration of nature. Background: In 2019, more than 11,000 scientist signatories talked about the need for declaring a climate emergency. They emphasized… Continue reading Climate emergency: Tipping points are already here, scientists warn

Time to set ourselves a carbon-neutrality goal

Source: Livemint Relevance: Future course of action to for India in keeping its Paris commitment Synopsis: India should take steps to fix itself specific carbon neutrality targets so that we can have a healthy carbon market in India. Background Right now, our average mercury reading is at least 1.2° Celsius higher than it was before… Continue reading Time to set ourselves a carbon-neutrality goal

Leveraging traditional lo-tech innovations to fight climate change

Source: TOI Relevance: Understanding the role of traditional ecological practices as a sustainable solution to climate change problem. Synopsis: Indigenous technological innovations backed by traditional ecological knowledge is the way forward to fight climate change. Problem with high-tech High-tech solutions to climate change are based on an idea of abundance of resources, money and unrestricted… Continue reading Leveraging traditional lo-tech innovations to fight climate change

Significance of climate resilience for India – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Climate change is altering the nature of each and every country. It’s like a pandemic, it doesn’t know political boundaries. Even the most advanced countries are not being spared by nature. India is one of the nations most vulnerable to the ravages of climate change. The solution to climate change lies in understanding the… Continue reading Significance of climate resilience for India – Explained, pointwise

Let’s make room for the river

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Mitigation of flood is an important topic in Disaster Management Synopsis: The recent floods in Europe are a wake-up call for us to adopt the Dutch mantra, ‘live with water, build with nature’. About the flood in Europe: Recently, a month’s rain poured in just 24 hours in Germany and Belgium. This… Continue reading Let’s make room for the river

Climate change has raised tricky questions over policy responses

Source: Livemint Relevance: Mitigation of climate change and its effect is an important topic in the Environment. Synopsis: The G20 environment ministers can speak of ambitious goals. But to succeed in mitigation measures towards Climate change, the world has to take some drastic steps. About the G20 environment ministers meet: In the recent G20 environment ministers… Continue reading Climate change has raised tricky questions over policy responses

Over 7 lakh yearly deaths in India linked to abnormal temperatures: Lancet study

Source: The Hindu What is the news? An international team, led by researchers at Monash University in Australia, found that globally more than five million extra deaths a year can be attributed to non-optimal temperatures. The team looked at mortality and temperature data across the world from 2000 to 2019, a period when global temperatures… Continue reading Over 7 lakh yearly deaths in India linked to abnormal temperatures: Lancet study

India must show global leadership on climate crisis by adopting a holistic approach to energy

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: Renewable energy and its issues are direct topics on Energy. Synopsis:  Meeting the Energy demands of people and government policy on them have to address some critical issues to achieve energy security. Global countries on Climate Change: Political leaders of Western nations express alarm and make promises about the climate crisis,… Continue reading India must show global leadership on climate crisis by adopting a holistic approach to energy

What is a heat dome? – Explained

Source: Indian Express, Hindustantimes, Livemint Relevance: Important weather phenomenon impacting the climate and the people. Synopsis: Parts of Canada and USA are reeling under severe heatwave caused due to a heat dome. Possible causes and likely impact are discussed. Why in news? High temperatures are being reported from the Pacific northwest (in USA) and some… Continue reading What is a heat dome? – Explained

Lakshadweep could face major coastal erosion due to rising sea levels: study

Context: Environmental impact of climate change on sea-level rise in Lakshadweep Islands.  News: A group of scientists carried out a study to gauge the impact of climate change on sea-level rise in Lakshadweep islands.   What are the findings of the study?  Some key findings:  Sea levels around Lakshadweep are estimated to rise between 0.4 mm and 0.9 mm annually, causing coastal erosion in… Continue reading Lakshadweep could face major coastal erosion due to rising sea levels: study