Italian scientists have found pink coloured glaciers in the Alps. According to the them, the pink colour is formed due to an algae found in the ice. Highlights The Italian researchers recently observed pink coloured snow on parts of Presena glacier of the Alps. According to them, the colorization is due to algae and is ..
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According to a report published by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) named ‘Climate Summary’ on Wednesday, 8th January 9, 2020, since record-keeping commenced in the year 1901, 2019 was the 7th warmest year in India as per the records of previous 119 years available. From 1980-2010 the average of mean temperature is defined, as in ..
A study based on the WHO data from 101 countries highlighted the inadequate action of countries to tackle the impact of climate change on the population’s health. The report says that the countries are increasingly prioritising health and climate in the national policies. Some of the trends highlighted in the study are: Half of the ..
A recent study published by scientist Zeke Hausfather in the journal Geophysical Research Letters studied the accuracy of several computer models used to predict the climate change. The study found high levels of accuracy in these computer models with an average skill score of 69%. The ‘skill score’ was used to determine the success of ..
Recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change showed a link between the lower global carbon emission growth with India’s slowing economy. The growth in carbon dioxide emission has reduced in 2019 compared to 2018 according to the study and is linked to lower coal usage by India and China. China accounts for 50% ..
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 ..
Recent reports show that the level of carbon dioxide emission continues to grow despite the decline in coal consumption. The carbon dioxide emission is set to rise by 0.6% in 2019 according to the Global Carbon Project. Though this is lower than last year’s rate, the current emission rate will reach record high levels in ..
As per the G20 Brown to Green Report 2018, none of the G20 nations have their emission levels low enough to meet the 2030 targets. The report measures how the world’s top 20 economies nations are doing along the road to meet the guidelines set by the Paris Agreement. As per the report, Greenhouse gas ..