Climate change: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

State of Climate Services Report of WMO: Key Facts

The World Meteorological Organization of United Nations recently released the “State of Climate Report”. Key Findings of the Report One on three individuals are not covered by disaster warning systems Frequency, severity and intensity of extreme climate events and weather have increased More than 108 million were affected by disasters such as floods, storms, droughts ..

Zoological Survey of India: Climate Change has driven butterflies and moths to higher Himalayas

The Study conducted by the Zoological Survey of India says that climate Change has driven Lepidoptera species to higher habitats of Himalayas. Himalayas is home to 35% of Lepidoptera species that are found in India. Lepidoptera species include butterflies, skippers and moths. Skippers are intermediate groups between moths and butterflies. The study was funded by ..

Iodic Acid drives Arctic Amplification: Key Facts, Reasons, Impacts, Causes

An International team of scientists from the Stockholm University have identified that the iodic acid is the key driver of aerosol particle formation in The Arctic. These aerosols are responsible for the Arctic amplification. Their presence in the region has increased lately.  What is Arctic amplification? In the past 30 years the Arctic region has ..

World Bank: Biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity report

On October 7, 2020, the World bank released the biennial poverty and shared prosperity report. According to the report, around 150 million people are likely to enter extreme poverty due to covid-19 pandemic in different countries. To counter this, countries should prepare for a different economy by allowing labour capital skills and innovation to move ..

European Union Parliament voted for 60% Emission cut by 2030

On October 6, 2020, the European Union Parliament voted updating its climate target to reduce emissions by 60% by 2030 as compared to 1990 levels. Earlier EU had set a goal of reducing 40% emission by 2030. Highlights The World Wildlife Fund and other Non-Governmental Organizations were insisting on at least 65% emission reduction by ..