GLOBAL WARMING

  • Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank 4 days ago

    Washington: Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank has warned. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts...
  • Modi proposes 'Digital India project', focus on the need to be tech-savvy November 19, 2014

    Samabula (Fiji): Not just education, but today's youth need to be tech-savvy to take on the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering at the Fiji National University. The PM promised among other things, double scholarship to Fijian students studying in India. Insisting on the need to...
  • Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: UN November 3, 2014

    Copenhagen: Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September...
  • India, China serious about climate change, says UN official September 25, 2014

    Washington: A top UN official has played down the absence of the heads of state of India and China from the Climate Summit in New York this week, saying the two countries are very serious about an agreement on global warming. UN Secretary-General Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson...
  • UN summit rallies global action on climate change September 20, 2014

    United Nations: Some 125 world leaders are expected to commit to action on climate change at a UN summit on Tuesday called to inject momentum in struggling efforts to tackle global warming. The gathering will be the largest ever of governments and heads of states on climate change and the first...
  • Mysterious giant hole appears in northern Siberia July 18, 2014

    Moscow: Russian scientists say they believe a 60metre wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Centre of the Arctic, told the AP Thursday that the crater was mostly likely the result...
  • Development in India and China adds to the CO2 emission: Obama June 27, 2014

    Washington: The fast developing economies of India and China are adding to the emission of carbon dioxide, US President Barack Obama has said asking Americans to be ready and adopt more and more green technologies. "Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher incidents...
  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries March 29, 2014

    London: Lights will be switched off in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30 p.m. Saturday for an hour to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour. Millions of people around the globe will participate in the celebration of the eighth edition of the Earth Hour to show their support for environmental issues...
  • 'Frequent destructive storms as global warming intensifies' October 12, 2013

    Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said on Saturday. "Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent in the future as global warming intensifies. Even a small increase in the ocean's warmth can turn tropical disturbances into hurricanes or...
  • Greenland ice melt seen at lower temperatures: study August 13, 2013

    London: The complete melt of the Greenland ice sheet could occur at lower global temperatures than previously thought, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change showed on Sunday, increasing the threat and severity of a rise in sea level. Substantial melting of land ice could contribute to longterm sea level...
  • Nitish Kumar seeks students' support to make 'green mission' a success August 12, 2013

    Noting that there was grave threat to the earth due to global warming, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday urged the students to take active part in making the green mission a success in Bihar. "We have set out on a green mission to extend forest cover in Bihar to...
  • 'Global warming may up flood risk in India, Southeast Asia' June 11, 2013

    Tokyo: Unchecked global warming may increase the risk of flooding at the end of this century in 42 per cent of the Earth's land surface, including parts of India, Southeast Asia and Africa, a new study has warned. According to a research team led by Yukiko Hirabayashi at the University...
  • UN urges world to eat insects to fight hunger May 13, 2013

    Rome: The latest weapon in the UN's fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a lowfat, highprotein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the UN, they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
  • Antarctic summer ice melting ten times faster April 15, 2013

    London: Antarctic summer ice melt is now occurring 10 times faster than it did 600 years ago, with ice loss speeding up the most since mid 20th Century, new research has warned. The 1000year Antarctic Peninsula climate reconstruction published in the journal Nature Geoscience, shows that summer ice melting has...
  • 'Melting of Arctic ice to affect India, China' April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Himalayan nations, including India and China, will be affected in a big way by the melting of the ice in Arctic and the glaciers in Himalayas, Iceland President lafur Ragnar Grmsson on Friday warned as he asked parties and organisations to hold dialogue to deal with the issue....
  • Curbing climate change will cost $700 bn a year: Report January 22, 2013

    Oslo: The world must spend an extra $700 billion a year to curb its addiction to fossil fuels blamed for worsening floods and heat waves and rising sea levels, a study issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF) showed on Monday. As government and business leaders prepare to meet at the...
  • 2012 was among 10 warmest years: Report January 16, 2013

    Washington: 2012 was among the top 10 warmest in the modern global record, two US climatewatching agencies reported on Tuesday, less than a week after 2012 was declared the hottest ever in the contiguous United States. The US space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jointly issued...
  • Global warming has stalled since 1998: UK Met office January 9, 2013

    London: Global warming has stalled since 1998, and in the next few years Earth's temperature will not rise as rapidly as feared, UK Met officials have claimed. Over the next five years temperatures will be 0.43 degrees above the 19712000 average, instead of the previously forecast 0.54 degrees a 20...
  • Biofuels cause pollution, not as green as thought: Study January 7, 2013

    Oslo: Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more biofuels could actually worsen a littleknown type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday. The report said trees grown to produce wood fuel seen as a cleaner...
  • Solution to terrorism lies in Indian spirituality: Modi January 6, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Hailing Indian spirituality for having solution to problems such as global warming and terrorism, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the world was yet to realise its full potential. "The world has accepted the power of our youth in information technology, but it has yet to realise...
  • UN to launch new round of talks on global warming November 26, 2012

    Doha: As nearly 200 countries meet in oilandgasrich Qatar for annual talks starting Monday on slowing global warming, one of the main challenges will be raising climate aid for poor countries at a time when budgets are strained by financial turmoil. Rich countries have delivered nearly $30 billion in grants and...
  • Monsoon may fail more often due to climate change November 6, 2012

    Oslo: The Indian monsoon is likely to fail more often in the next 200 years threatening food supplies, unless governments agree how to limit climate change, a study showed on Tuesday. The monsoon rains could collapse about every fifth year between 2150 and 2200 with continued global warming, blamed mainly...
  • Climate engineering may impact biodiversity: Experts October 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: Can the impact of global warming be lessened by deploying sunshields in space and by injecting sulphates in the upper atmosphere to reduce the amount of solar energy reaching the earth? Environmental scientists and other experts are currently grappling with the proposed geoengineering technologies and are studying the impact...
  • Gandhi's ideals offer solutions to global warming: Modi October 3, 2012

    Porbandar: Ideals of Mahatma Gandhi offer solution to overcome various universal issues including global warming, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on the occasion of the 143rd birth anniversary of Father of the Nation at his birth place. "If we try to understand ideals of Gandhiji, we shall find that...
  • 100 mn to die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate September 27, 2012

    More than 100 million people will die and the global economy will miss out on as much as 3.2 per cent of its potential output annually by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday. As global average temperatures rise due...
  • World set to 'switch off' for Earth Hour today March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: People across the world are expected to observe Earth Hour by switching off lights on Saturday. Earth Hour is an initiative by the international wildlife and environmental body WWF where citizens and organisations around the globe show their support for action on climate change by turning off lights...
  • Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters March 29, 2012

    Washington: Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists said in a new report issued on Wednesday. The greatest threat from extreme weather is to highly populated,...
  • 2011 was ninthwarmest year since 1880: NASA January 20, 2012

    Washington: The global average temperature in 2011 was the ninthwarmest in the modern meteorological record, continuing a trend linked to greenhouse gases that saw nine of the 10 hottest years occurring since the year 2000, NASA scientists said on Thursday. A separate report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
  • Simple measures can reduce global warming: NASA January 13, 2012

    Washington: Simple and inexpensive ways to cut back on two major pollutants soot and methane could slow climate change for years to come and significantly reduce premature deaths, particularly in South Asian countries like India, Nepal and Bangladesh, according to a latest NASA study. The study, led by Drew...