Explained: What will happen to fish as oceans warm?

Source: Indian Express What is the news? The rise in oceanic temperature due to global warming is affecting the aerobic capacity of the fish and could impair their physiological performance in the future. Context The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has warned that ocean warming will continue over the 21st century and… Continue reading Explained: What will happen to fish as oceans warm?

Explained: Status check on world climate

Source: Indian Express What is the news? In the last few weeks, the world has seen unexpected floods in Europe and China, record-breaking heat-waves in the United States, and deadly forest fires in Siberia, and Turkey and Greece. Amid gloomy predictions of a continued rise in the frequency and intensity of such extreme weather events,… Continue reading Explained: Status check on world climate

COP26 offers a chance to revise zero-emission targets

Source:  Livemint Relevance: Annual meeting of the UNFCCC (COP) is an important event where critical policy decisions related to global environment are deliberated upon. As a UPSC aspirant one must be aware of the outcomes of such events. Synopsis: COP26 (UNFCCC) assumes importance since the last COP meeting could not be held due to pandemic… Continue reading COP26 offers a chance to revise zero-emission targets

UN warns of rising seas, storm surges

A draft Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has warned that rising global ocean waterline could displace 250 million people by 2100. The report further noted that there could be a hundred-fold or more increase in the damages caused by superstorms. It noted that cryosphere has been damaged by man-made warming, with ice sheets… Continue reading UN warns of rising seas, storm surges

What is the new U.N. climate risk protocol, and what necessitated it?

Recently,institutional investors from 11 countries convened by the U.N. Environment Finance Initiative(UNEP FI) has made a report that helps investors understand how to calculate the risk companies face from climate change. This report was made as climate change is already impacting economies around the world.Several reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warn… Continue reading What is the new U.N. climate risk protocol, and what necessitated it?