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Study finds the validity of computer models for predicting climate change

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 ..

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 ..

Centre scraps plan to bring changes to Forest Act

On 15 Nov, the Union Environment Ministry withdrew a draft amendment that proposed updates to the Indian Forest Act, 1927. Activist groups and some State governments have opposed this proposed law. The Indian Forest Act, 2019, was envisaged as an amendment to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 and an effort to address contemporary challenges to ..

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum begins in Pakistan

The 7th International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Asia Regional Conservation Forum , one of Asia’s most important nature conservation events – Started on 14 Nov. Under the theme of “Greening Asia for Nature and People”, the forum will focus on themes related to nature-based solutions to address societal challenges. The Forum was inaugurated ..

Panel to declare Dal Lake as eco-sensitive zone

The Jammu and Kashmir   government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s famous Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), following concerns over its shrinking size. Pollution and encroachments have resulted in the Dal Lake shrinking from its original area of 22 square kilometers to about 10 square ..

International Conference on Soil and Water Resources Management for Climate started in New Delhi

In New Delhi, the International Conference on Soil and Water Resources Management for Climate has been organized jointly by the Soil Conservation Society of India in association with World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC), China and International Soil Conservation Organization (ISCO), USA  on November 6, 2019. The aim of the 5-day long conference ..

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 ..

Preventing the death of wildlife from Electrocution

The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) headed by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has made the following recommendations to prevent the death of elephants and other wildlife from electrocution: Developing a nationwide strategy for long-term planning of electricity grid networks. Burying transmission lines underground. Setting up reinforced ..