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Climate Change

Climate Climate is often defined as ‘average weather’. Climate is usually described in terms of the mean and variability of temperature, precipitation and wind over a period of time, ranging from months to millions of years (the classical period is 30 years). Forcing The climate system evolves in time under the influence of its own ..

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Assam Floods and Landslides

Assam has been experiencing unprecedented floods and landslides over the last one week. This has affected million people and left people dead too. In last 34 hours, 10 people were killed and 7 went missing. What are the factors behind unprecedented floods? Pre-monsoon rains-Average rainfall in Assam for March-May 2022 was 719 mm, against 434.5 ..

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Massive Wild Fires in Spain and Germany

Germany, Spain, and Greece have been facing worst of Europe’s extraordinary heat wave. Apart from that, wildfires have also ravaged the three countries. Key Points Countries have witnessed temperatures rising to record highs even before the official start of summer that is before summer solstice on June 21. The Sierra de la Culebra Mountain range ..

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European Parliament Ban on Petrol and Diesel Cars

Members of the European Parliament recently voted to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035. Key Facts This voting was held on an amendment, that would have allowed some auto emissions through new vehicles after 2035. This amendment was rejected by Members of Parliament. European Union assembly voted in Strasbourg, France for ..

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2022 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

2022 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) was released recently, ranking 180 countries on 40 performance indicators in 11 issue categories of climate change performance, ecosystem vitality and environmental health. Key Facts In the index, India has been ranked at 180th position, bottom of the 2022 Index. India has scored lowest among 180 countries. The index measured ..

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Iraq Dust Storms

In the last six weeks, around eight dust storms hit Iraq. NASA’s satellites captured the images of skies turning orange. These dust storms reduce visibility, increase the risk of accidents, give rise to respiratory problems, and severely disrupt lives. Which winds are driving the dust storms? The dust storms are driven by northwesterly winds, also ..

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