Global warming Current Affairs, GK & News

2022 : World’s Fifth-Warmest on Record

The world’s average global temperature is now 1.1C to 1.2C higher than in pre-industrial times, according to U.S. scientists. Last year was the joint fifth-warmest on record, and the last nine years were the nine warmest since pre-industrial times. This puts the 2015 Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to 1.5C in serious jeopardy. ..

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Decline of Polar Bear Population in Canada

A new government report has found that the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population in Canada has declined by 27 percent in the past 5 years. What are the key findings of the report? Currently, there are 19 polar bear populations spread across Russia, Alaska, Norway, Greenland and Canada. The polar bear population in Western ..

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“Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector” Report

A new report titled “Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector” was released by the World Bank in partnership with the state government of Kerala during the two-day India Climate and Development Partners’ Meet. What are the key findings of the report? India may soon become one of the first places in the world to ..

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2022 New Energy Outlook Report

2022 New Energy Outlook Report was released by the global, clean energy research provider BloombergNEF. The report analysed the Net Zero scenarios or pathways that limit global warming to 1.77°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050 with 67 percent assurance. What are the key findings of the report? The greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries, especially ..

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State of the Climate Report for Australia

The State of the Climate Report for Australia was released on November 23, 2022. It is a biennial report released by Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Bureau of Meteorology. It provides insights into the continent’s current and future climates. The report was released weeks after a ..

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‘Ambition on Melting Ice on Sea-level Rise and Mountain Water Resources’ Group

Eighteen countries have come together to form the ‘Ambition on Melting Ice on Sea-level Rise and Mountain Water Resources’ group. What is ‘Ambition on Melting Ice on Sea-level Rise and Mountain Water Resources’ group? Eighteen countries, led by two polar and mountain nations of Chile and Iceland, came together to form a new high-level group ..

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