“Costs of Climate Change in India Report”: India may lose 3-10% of its GDP in 2100

What is the news? Costs of Climate Change in India report has been released by London-based global think tank Overseas Development Institute. About Costs of Climate Change in India Report: It looks at the economic costs of climate-related risks in India. It also points to the possibility of increased inequality and poverty due to climate… Continue reading “Costs of Climate Change in India Report”: India may lose 3-10% of its GDP in 2100

COP26 a last chance to fulfil Paris agreement goals

Synopsis: There are certain issues that need to be addressed in the upcoming Cop26 to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Background The Paris Agreement aims to restrict the rise of global temperature this century below 2-degree Celsius, above pre-industrial levels. And also, to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees… Continue reading COP26 a last chance to fulfil Paris agreement goals

Human-induced global warming causes over a third of “heat-related deaths”: Study

What is the News? According to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, more than one-third of the world’s heat-related deaths between 1991 and 2018 are due to global warming. Key Findings of the study: Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third (37%) of all deaths in which heat played a role… Continue reading Human-induced global warming causes over a third of “heat-related deaths”: Study

World Bank report highlights the role of “Black Carbon” in the Himalayas

What is the News? The World Bank has released a report titled “Glaciers of the Himalayas, Climate Change, Black Carbon and Regional Resilience”. About the Report: The report studies the impact of Black Carbon (BC) on Glacier melting. It covers the Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush (HKHK) mountain ranges. In the end, it concludes that… Continue reading World Bank report highlights the role of “Black Carbon” in the Himalayas

“Climate Breakthroughs Summit” and “Race To Zero Campaign”

What is the News? The Climate Breakthroughs Summit is being held virtually. About Climate Breakthroughs Summit: Climate Breakthroughs Summit is a collaboration between the following. World Economic Forum, Mission Possible Partnership, United Nations Climate Champions and the United Kingdom Climate Change Conference (COP26) Presidency. Aim: It aims to demonstrate progress in critical sectors of the… Continue reading “Climate Breakthroughs Summit” and “Race To Zero Campaign”

Climate Change impact on Cave Arts of Sulawesi Island of Indonesia

What is the News? A new Australian study has suggested that climate change may be accelerating the degradation of Pleistocene-era rock paintings located in the Sulawesi Island of Indonesia. It is the world’s oldest cave art. About the study: Australian and Indonesian archaeological scientists conducted the study.  The scientists examined around 11 caves and rock-shelters in… Continue reading Climate Change impact on Cave Arts of Sulawesi Island of Indonesia

“Beema Bamboo”: A clone of “Bambusa balcooa” can mitigate climate change

What is the News? Tamil Nadu Agricultural University(TNAU) has designed an ‘oxygen park’ within its premises at Coimbatore with Beema Bamboo. About Beema Bamboo: Beema or Bheema Bamboo is a superior clone selected from Bambusa balcooa. It is a higher biomass yielding bamboo species. A clone is an animal or plant that has been produced… Continue reading “Beema Bamboo”: A clone of “Bambusa balcooa” can mitigate climate change

“Global Methane Assessment” :The UN Report on human-caused methane emissions

What is the News? Climate and Clean Air Coalition(CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report titled “Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions”. Objective: The report has suggested that the world needs to dramatically cut methane emissions to avoid the worst of climate change. Key Findings of… Continue reading “Global Methane Assessment” :The UN Report on human-caused methane emissions

A report on “Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions”: India is the 3rd-largest emitter

What is the News? The research and consulting firm, Rhodium Group, has released a report on Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Key Findings of the report: Global Greenhouse gas emissions including emissions of all six Kyoto gases have reached 52 gigatons of CO2-equivalent in 2019. This is an 11.4% increase over the past decade. The six… Continue reading A report on “Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions”: India is the 3rd-largest emitter

Climate Change is Shifting Earth’s Axis of Rotation

Synopsis-According to a new study, loss of water on land is shifting the earth’s axis of rotation. The reasons behind loss of water are ice melting and human-induced factors [such as excessive groundwater pumping]. Introduction- According to a study published in the Journal Geophysical Research letters, Earth’s axis of rotation has been rotating faster than… Continue reading Climate Change is Shifting Earth’s Axis of Rotation