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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019)

Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019) was released on September 1, 2021. Key Findings According to the atlas, developed nations incurred the bulk of $3.6tn in economic losses because of severe weather events in past five decades. High death tolls in poorer countries have been partly reduced by ..

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Study: Global warming can cause malaria, dengue to billions

According to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health, a 3.7 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures from pre-industrial level by 2100 might lead to fatal outbreaks of malaria and dengue. Key Points Global warming has always increased spectre of deluge and drought. But now it adds diseases to it. Researchers used an integrated multi-model multi-scenario ..

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Heat deaths due to Global Warming

Recently a study was conducted to calculate human cost of climate change. According to it, more than one-third of world’s heat deaths are related to global warming each year. Key Findings According to scientists, more people die from other extreme weather which increases due to global warming like storms, flooding and drought. They highlight, heat ..

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World’s Largest Floating Solar Farms being built in Singapore

The largest floating solar farm of the world is being built in Singapore. The country has resorted to set up the energy plants off the coasts and reservoirs across it. Highlights This floating solar farm is being set up in the light that despite being one of the smallest countries across the world, it is ..

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Scientists of China & United States develop a statistical model that predict pollution levels using oceans’ memory

Researchers from China and the U.S. have developed a novel computer model that can help accurately predict air pollution levels in the region a season in advance. The statistical model uses certain climatic patterns related to the oceans which have a regulatory effect on the wintertime air pollution over northern India. The new model could ..

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