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May 14, 2022 Climate change is real. What are its implications for India? This book presents a first of its kind national forecast on the impact of global warming on climate in India.
Climate change is real. What does it mean for India? (Image Source: Robert Hensley/Wikimedia Commons)
March 29, 2022 The intensity and duration of heat waves is predicted to increase in India and human induced anthropogenic changes are to blame.
A man sits under the scorching heat of the sun in front of Amer fort in Jaipur (Picture courtesy: Prabhu B Doss, Flickr Commons: CC-By-NC-ND-2.0)
December 26, 2021 Strengthen governance and institutional capacity to mainstream climate adaptation into ICT policies
There is a need to include climate adaptation projects in regional cooperation platforms such as Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway that advance digital development (Image: ESCAP)
December 15, 2021 This book by ICIMOD and SANDEE draws on stories from seven countries in South Asia to highlight how communities are building resilience to climate change.
Joining hands to cope with climate change (Image Source: Usha Dewani Das)
November 27, 2021 Floods are becoming the most frequently occurring extreme events leading to high deaths in India.
The floods in Kerala in 2018 (Image: Ranjith Siji, Wikimedia Commons: CC BY-SA 4.0)
November 5, 2021 Chilly winters due to La Nina may lead to more air pollution
A farmer burning crop residue in his farm to prepare the farm for monsoon crop (Image: Abhiriksh, Wikimedia Commons)
Assessment of climate change over the Indian region
Climate change is real. What are its implications for India? This book presents a first of its kind national forecast on the impact of global warming on climate in India. Posted on 14 May, 2022 11:42 AM

Climate change presents growing challenges to human health, safety, quality of life and the economy of the country. This book titled 'Assessment of climate change over the Indian region' by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, edited by R.

Climate change is real. What does it mean for India? (Image Source: Robert Hensley/Wikimedia Commons)
Char Dham road widening: Activists up in arms against cutting of deodar trees
News this fortnight
Posted on 10 May, 2022 02:20 PM

Activists up in arms against the plan to cut down deodar trees for the widening of Char Dham roads

Rich, diverse forest of Uttarakhand (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Need for robust forecasting mechanism: Landslides and flash floods
Smaller-scale weather events need better prediction Posted on 03 May, 2022 08:33 PM

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has generated a long-range forecast for the upcoming southwest monsoon season, which brings rainfall across the country from June to September.

Image: Vinoth Chandar, Wikimedia Commons
Climate Asia, a new initiative launched to deal with the climate crisis
Need to focus on geographically specific solutions Posted on 26 Apr, 2022 08:26 PM

A new initiative “Climate Asia” attempts to build a robust climate ecosystem in Asia, by working with climate organizations to strengthen the workforce.

Building and strengthening the climate ecosystem in Asia (Image: Tumisu, Pixabay)
This is how your kid’s life will be like in 2050
It is almost certain that today’s kids are doomed to live in a world that would be two-degree centigrade warmer compared to the average global temperature of the 1850s. But what would that world be like? Posted on 22 Apr, 2022 03:04 PM

Scientists might be forced to listen to self-serving politicians but climate change shall not.

Children's lives are under threat due to climate change. (Image: Max Pixel)
34 percent of India's coastline suffers from erosion, West Bengal worst affected
News this fortnight Posted on 18 Apr, 2022 10:00 AM

West Bengal's coastline suffers the worst erosion while Goa's remains stable

Coast along the southern tip of the country (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Heat waves, extreme weather events and climate change
Increased heatwave conditions are more prominent in central and northern India Posted on 10 Apr, 2022 12:27 AM

India Metrological Department (IMD) declares a heatwave based on temperature data. A heatwave is declared when the highest temperature at a station surpasses 45 degrees Celsius. If it exceeds 47 degrees Celsius it is referred to as a severe heatwave.

Heat waves sweep across India (Image: Maxpixel, CC0 Public Domain)
India gears up for second spell of intense heat
Climate change nightmares coming true Posted on 29 Mar, 2022 03:58 PM

Heat wave engulfing parts of Central and Northwest India during the summer season is nothing new for India. However, mercury soaring beyond 40 degrees Celsius during the middle of March seems to be the new normal.

Maximum temperatures breaking records are now here to stay with the rise in global mean temperatures (Image: Frau Katze, Pixabay)
India, in the hot seat!
The intensity and duration of heat waves is predicted to increase in India and human induced anthropogenic changes are to blame. Posted on 29 Mar, 2022 03:31 PM

The India Meteorological Department has warned of severe hot weather conditions across large parts of India this month.

A man sits under the scorching heat of the sun in front of Amer fort in Jaipur (Picture courtesy: Prabhu B Doss, Flickr Commons: CC-By-NC-ND-2.0)
Eastern India highly vulnerable to climate change, says study
Study analyses the historical climate and projects, the temperature and rainfall of the four eastern states Posted on 23 Mar, 2022 10:46 AM

Climate data gathering at the district level is essential for risk planning, developing coping strategies, and adaptation, especially considering that the impacts of climate variability, climate change, and extreme events are visible globally and in India.

Climate projections for the eastern states at the district level for the period 2021–2050 (the 2030s) indicate a warmer and wetter future (Image: Save the Children)
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