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World Meteorological Organisation report

In light of the ongoing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain, the World Meteorological Organisation has released its annual report predicting a grim outlook for the global climate change. Some of the reports highlights are as follows: Marine heat-waves are to become more common. The average temperatures of both 10 year and ..

Bill Gates authors book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”

The book titled “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need” has been authored by founder of Microsoft Corporation and American philanthropist Bill Gates. In the book, Gates will explain why he cares so deeply about climate change and what makes him optimistic that the world can prevent ..

Land Use and Climate Change

Since land acts as both the source as well as a sink of carbon, Land use, and changes in land use forms an integral part of the conversation on climate change. On one hand activities like agriculture and cattle rearing are a major source of methane and nitrous oxide. Both the gases are hundreds of ..

Climate changes curses Children’s lives in Bangladesh

UNICEF has announced that environmental disasters referring to climate change have threatened the lives of around 19 million children in Bangladesh. Climate change has laid adverse effects and environmental threats faced by Bangladesh’s poorest communities families, leaving them unable to keep their children properly housed, fed, healthy and educated. Climate change has the potential to ..

Canada is warming twice the Global rate : Government Report

The Government report by Environment and Climate Change say that Canada is warming twice as fast as the global warming. This is mainly because of burning of fossil fuels. The report was authored by 43 government scientists. The key findings of the report are as follows The report says that deadly heat waves and heavy ..

WMO launches ‘The State of Global Climate’ report

‘The State of the Global Climate’ report has recently launched by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report presented a grim picture of the accelerating physical signs and socio-economic impacts of the climate change across the world as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels. UN Chief Antonio Guterres has asked ..

US flodding to continue till May

The historic US flooding due to the torrential rain and snow melting is expected to continue till May, said the NOAA – NAtional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Scientists say that this unprecented flood season is mainly due to the warming of the earth. With climate change affecting globally, today there are more than 200 million ..

Wallace Smith Broecker, renowned Climate scientist passes away

Wallace Smith Broecker (87), a scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term “global warming”, has passed away in New York, United States. He brought “global warming” into common use with a 1975 paper that correctly predicted rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere would lead to pronounced warming. He was ..