Global temperature may rise record levels in next 5 yrs By NDTV | Last Updated: 23rd September, 2019, 17:03

"Basically we are on track to reach at least 1.2- 1.3 degrees centigrade (above pre-industrial levels) over the next five years," says Omar Baddour, WMO senior scientific officer

Global average temperature may rise record levels in next 5 years: WMO

Indonesia haze causes sky to turn blood red Indonesia haze causes sky to turn blood red

Skies over an Indonesian province turned red over the weekend, thanks to the widespread forest fires which have plagued huge parts of the country


Lingering Pacific heat wave threatens Hawaii coral

Lingering Pacific heat wave threatens Hawaii coral

Ocean temperatures are not uniformly warm across the state, Gove noted. Local wind patterns, currents and even features on land can create hot spots in the water


80m more to suffer from hunger by ’50 80m more to suffer from hunger by ’50

Averting a global crisis is possible but the window is closing. Implementing the right evidence-based policies and investments is urgently needed


The Amazon burns, But another part of Brazil is being destroyed faster The Amazon burns, But another part of Brazil is being destroyed faster

Brazil's Cerrado -- a "mosaic" habitat made up of savannah, grassland and forest -- is the world's most biodiverse such region, and spans around 200 million hectares


Swiss to hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

Swiss to hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

A wreath will be laid for the Pizol glacier, which has been one of the most studied glaciers in the Alps


Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

More than 700 mostly young activists attended the first of its kind Youth Climate Summit, according to Luis Alfonso de Alba, the U.N. special climate summit envoy


'Millions' protest in youth-led global climate strike 'Millions' protest in youth-led global climate strike

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America


Children rally against climate change in Dhaka Children rally against climate change in Dhaka

3,000 school and college students took part in a protest rally on Friday urging global leaders to act against climate change


Climate change takes toll on oceans, ice: UN report

Climate change takes toll on oceans, ice: UN report

Here are impacts highlighted in a summary slated for release on September 25: – Oceans warming 


Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970 Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions


Incredibly rare Polka-Dotted Zebra spotted in Kenya Incredibly rare Polka-Dotted Zebra spotted in Kenya

A polka-dotted zebra foal has caused massive excitement in the Maasai Mara National Reserve of Kenya


'Day Zero' looms in Australian Outback as climate change bites 'Day Zero' looms in Australian Outback as climate change bites

Authorities will have no choice but to truck-in water at a monthly cost of Aus$1 million ($690,000) -- a temporary reprieve expected to remain sustainable for just 12 months


Mumbai gears up for ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ today, schools closed

Mumbai gears up for ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ today

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted heavy rainfall and has issued a red rain alert for Mumbai and Raigad districts


Bangladesh rural poor bear financial burden of climate change: Study

Rural poor bear financial burden of climate change: Study

"It is unacceptable that the poorest people are shouldering the burden of spending for adapting to climate change in Bangladesh


Melting snowcaps spell water trouble for world's highest capital Melting snowcaps spell water trouble for world's highest capital

Instead of surrendering, the locals in Bolivia's capital La Paz are finding new ways to tackle the changing climate


Conflicts, climate crisis big emerging threats to children: Unicef Conflicts, climate crisis big emerging threats to children: Unicef

The Unicef conveyed it in an open letter issued by the organisation’s Executive Director Henrietta Fore


Tree-planting to offset carbon emissions: no cure-all

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This is the principle that the civil aviation industry is adopting with its initiative CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) starting from 2020


Giant panda death in Thailand leaves China asking questions Giant panda death in Thailand leaves China asking questions

Chuang Chuang had been at the Chiang Mai zoo since 2003, alongside his female companion


Steps taken for safe habitat for native birds Steps taken for safe habitat for native birds

Earthen pitchers on trees are being used as to make safe habitat for native species of birds at different…


Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show

Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show

The French models are among the first to be released, but others developed independently have come to the same unsettling conclusion, Boucher confirmed


US youngsters gear up for climate protests US youngsters gear up for climate protests

New York authorities have given their blessings to the one million children in over 1,700 schools in the US financial capital to miss school for the event


 More than half died since rescue at Thailand Tiger Temple More than half died since rescue at Thailand Tiger Temple

More than half of the 147 tigers which were rescued from a controversial Thai Bhuddist temple just three years ago have died


Heavy rainfall warning issued for Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Met office predicts heavy rainfall in parts of India

The weather forecasting agency also predicts that places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Assam, and Meghalaya will also witness heavy downpour


Large asteroid zip by Earth today Large asteroid zip by Earth today

An asteroid larger than some of the world's tallest buildings will zip by Earth 

 


US and Brazil agree to Amazon development US and Brazil agree to Amazon development

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has faced criticism for failing to protect the region


India capital to temporarily restrict cars to curb pollution New Delhi to restrict cars to curb pollution

New Delhi state chief minister Arvind Kejriwal appeals to people not to light firecrackers during the Diwali festival on October 27 to prevent smoke from accumulating in air


Forest fires destroying vital buffer against climate change

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Why are rainforests important in fight against global warming


Climate campaigners plan Heathrow drone shutdown

Climate campaigners plan Heathrow drone shutdown

"We're the fire alarm ringing in the middle of the night telling people to wake up, your house is on fire," Dell said


Fires in Brazilian wetlands quadruple in 2019: report

Fires in Brazilian wetlands quadruple in 2019: report

Neighboring state Mato Grosso declared a similar state of emergency on Tuesday


Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found

Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels in South America, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any other known animal


Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

"Industries are looking to expand plantations using fires


Beijing to exit 200 most polluted cities list Beijing to exit 200 most polluted cities list

The tiny particulate matter can lodge deep in the lungs and cause respiratory ailments, lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases


Climate change: 'Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt' Climate change: 'Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt'

The analysis was carried out by the Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science


World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report

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It is long seen as an issue only affecting poor and developing nations


UN sounds alarm over climate change's impact on human rights

UN sounds alarm over climate change's impact on human rights

"The demands made by environmental defenders and activists are compelling, and we should respect, protect and fulfil their rights

 


Government to use drones to protect Sunderbans Govt to use drones to protect Sunderbans

“The government has taken a number of initiatives including smart patrolling and rehabilitation of forest robbers who had surrendered to law enforcers to protect Sunderbans,” says a forest official


Amazon countries meet to bolster rainforest protection Amazon countries meet to bolster rainforest protection

The summit took place in the wake of an international outcry over months of raging fires that have devastated swaths of the Amazon in Brazil and Bolivia


Scientific hub planned to protect ocean carbon ecosystems Scientific hub planned to protect ocean carbon ecosystems

Australian Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne has announced the establishment of a new Perth-based…


‘Extreme mating’ killing tiny marsupials en masse: researchers ‘Extreme mating’ killing tiny marsupials en masse: researchers

Female kalutas mate frequently and with different males during each breeding season

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