IPCC Current Affairs, GK & News

Study: Amazon Rainforest close to Tipping Point

Recently, a study on the Amazon rainforest was published in the Nature Climate Change journal. Observations Using 30 years of satellite data and statistical tools, the researchers observed that around 75% of the Amazon rainforest is likely heading towards a tipping point. Amazon rainforest is losing its ability to bounce back from extreme events such ..

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IPCC Assessment Report

Even if greenhouse gas emissions are decreased, several disasters caused by climate change are likely to happen in the next two decades, according to a report compiled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Overview: India will be severely impacted if emissions are not reduced, according to the second installment of the IPCC report. ..

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Antarctica heads towards Climate Tipping Point by 2060

A new study states that Antarctica ices sheets are headed towards Climate Tipping Points by 2060. Climate Tipping in Antarctica There are several ice shelves in Antarctica. As these ice shelves break up, the towering ice cliffs may not be able to stand on their own. The study found that these ice shelves are breaking ..

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Climate Action Tracker: Global warming by 2100 to be at 2.4°C

The Climate Action Tracker recently released a report calculating the impacts of the recent US Climate Summit. According to the report, even after implementing the ambitious climate goals of the summit, global temperature will increase by 2.4°C by 2100 as compared to that of pre-industrial levels. About the report The report tracked the policies of ..

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National level Climate Vulnerability report to be released

The Department of Science and Technology is to release a National Level Climate Vulnerability report. The title of the report is “Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India using a Common Framework”. About the report The report was generated based on a joint exercise by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Department ..

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COP26 postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 1, 2020, the United Nations announced that the Conference of Parties (COP 26) that was to be held in Glasgow in November 2020 has been pushed to 2021. This is being done over the threat of COVID-19 virus and its impact on the world. Highlights The COP 26 which is considered as an ..

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