India worst affected by climate change among G20 says report

News: A study titled ‘Brown to Green’ by Climate Transparency (CT) has said that India is worst affected by climate change among G20 countries. Facts: Key Takeaways from the study India, Russia, France, Italy and Germany are the top 5 for average climate related annual deaths at 3,661. India, China, EU, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia… Continue reading India worst affected by climate change among G20 says report

BASIC nations urge developed countries to fulfill their climate finance commitments

BASIC countries namely Brazil, South Africa, India and China has held its 28th Ministerial meeting on Climate Change in Sao Paulo,Brazil. During the meeting,BASIC countries have jointly urged developed countries to fulfill their climate finance commitments under Green climate fund. Green Climate Fund(GCF) mechanism provides that the developed countries are expected to jointly mobilize $100… Continue reading BASIC nations urge developed countries to fulfill their climate finance commitments

July hottest month on record for the earth

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that July was the hottest month on record (records date to 1880). The global average surface temperature in July 2019 was 0.95 degree Celsius warmer than the 20th century average. The previous hottest month on record was July 2016. The areas that had the most notable… Continue reading July hottest month on record for the earth

Earth is warming at faster pace than in last 2,000 years: study

According to studies published in the journals Nature and Nature Geoscience, world temperatures rose faster in the late 20th century than at any other time in the last 2,000 years. The paper published in Nature examined regional temperature trends over time. While, the paper published in Nature Geoscience examined rates of surface warming, averaged over… Continue reading Earth is warming at faster pace than in last 2,000 years: study

‘June was hottest ever recorded on Earth’

According to the data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Union, June 2019 was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide. Globally Earth was 0.1 degree Celsius hotter than the previous June record in 2016. European temperatures were around 2 degrees… Continue reading ‘June was hottest ever recorded on Earth’

Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast since 2000: study

According to a new study published in Science Advances, that rate of ice loss in the Himalayan glaciers from 2000 to 2016 is double that from the period 1975 to 2000. The researchers constructed a 40-year record with 3D modelling, using declassified Cold War-era spy satellite images and more recent satellite photos According to the… Continue reading Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast since 2000: study

U20 leaders call on G20 to accelerate SDG goals progress

Recently,Tokyo has hosted the second U20 Mayors Summit.The summit took place one month ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit. Mayors of 30 major cities from across the world has urged the Global leaders to act fast on climate change, social inclusion and sustainable economic growth. The issues highlighted by the mayors and city governors will… Continue reading U20 leaders call on G20 to accelerate SDG goals progress

UN report warns of greater economic threat to nations not investing in DRR

Recently,Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) has warned of new and much larger threats due to extreme climate changes to economies in particular the Asia Pacific region. The GAR was launched at the ‘Global Platform’ organised by the by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction(UNISDR). The report has outlined major risk… Continue reading UN report warns of greater economic threat to nations not investing in DRR

415.26 parts per million: Carbon Dioxide levels hit historic

Recently, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii has recorded CO2 levels at 415.26 parts per million (ppm) baseline. It is the first time on record that the observatory measured a daily baseline above 415ppm. According to scientists, the last time Earth’s atmosphere contained this much CO2 was 3 million years ago. The Mauna Loa Observatory… Continue reading 415.26 parts per million: Carbon Dioxide levels hit historic

Islanders complain to UN over Australia’s climate change inaction

A group of Torres Strait Islanders have decided to lodge a complaint with the United Nations Human Rights Committee against the Australian government, alleging climate inaction. The Torres Strait Islands are a group of small islands which lie in Torres Strait. Torres Strait is the waterway separating northern continental Australia’s Cape York Peninsula and the… Continue reading Islanders complain to UN over Australia’s climate change inaction