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Window to reach climate goals ‘rapidly closing’, UN report warns

The world is not on track to meet the long-term goals set out in the Paris Agreement for limiting global temperature rise, a major UN report warned on Friday, calling for a commitment to decisive action.

From Death Valley to the Swiss Alps, extreme weather records hit new heights

As sweltering conditions continue to grip large parts of Europe, temperatures have “reached new heights” in Switzerland, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned on Tuesday.

Scorching ‘new normal’ as world buckles under extreme heat: WMO

Heatwaves sweeping large parts of the world offer yet another reminder that extreme weather events boosted by human-induced climate change have become “the new normal”, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned on Friday.

July 2023 is on track to be the hottest month on record, say experts

Geneva: According to ERA5 data from the EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the first three weeks of July have been the warmest three-week period on record and the month is on track to be the hottest July and the hottest month on record.

Extreme weather highlights need for greater climate action

New York: Scorching temperatures are engulfing large parts of the Northern hemisphere, while devastating floods triggered by relentless rainfall have disrupted lives and livelihoods, underscoring the urgent need for more climate action, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

Northwestern study links underground climate change to variations beneath urban areas

There is a “silent hazard” lurking underneath our major global cities, and our buildings were not designed to handle it.

Legal protection essential for people displaced by climate change: UN expert

New York: An independent UN-appointed climate expert on Tuesday called for full legal protection to be given to those displaced by the impacts of climate change, to guarantee their human rights.

Himalayan glacier thinning: Clear and present danger of outburst floods

The formation of new glacial lakes and expansion of existing ones in the Himalayas can potentially release catastrophic volumes of water and trigger glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), says a new study. GLOFs are natural disasters which can cause devastating impacts downstream, including loss of lives, infrastructure damage, and economic loss. Mongabay India writer Mudassir Kuloo reports how the changing climate has increased glacier thinning and heterogeneous mass loss globally.  

New study finds Hindu Kush Himalayan glaciers disappearing faster

Kathmandu/UNI: The glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya disappeared 65 percent faster in 2011-2020 than in the previous decade, and the changes driven by global warming to the region's glaciers, snow and permafrost are "unprecedented and largely irreversible," said a study released on Tuesday by a leading mountain institute.

Climate shocks set to worsen already fragile hotspots, Security Council hears

With an estimated 3.5 billion people living in “climate hot spots”, related peace and security risks are only set to heighten, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the Security Council on Tuesday, warning that action must be taken to avert ever-worsening effects.

Scientists find link between increased aviation turbulence and climate change

The skies aircraft fly through are bumpier today than four decades ago, scientists have found, after producing a new analysis showing that turbulence has increased as the climate changed.

Climate change could cause disease to 76.8 percent of corals by 2100

Sydney: Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) has estimated that 76.8 percent of corals across the world would catch disease by 2100 amid global warming.

New study warns climate change could push 30% of species to tipping points

According to a recent study published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, climate change could lead to an abrupt increase in the number of species pushed over tipping points. The research suggests that up to 30% of species could be affected as their geographic ranges reach unforeseen temperatures.

Promoting bamboo use and carbon-neutral life key to neutralise climate change: Experts opine at NE Regional Sustainable Summit

Agartala: Northeastern states can use bamboo extensively as part of an adaptation mechanism to fight the impending threats of climate change besides adopting a carbon-neutral lifestyle and climate-resilient behaviour, opined the experts while addressing the first Northeastern Regional Sustainability dialogue at Tripura University on Saturday.

New temperature records, food security threats likely as El Niño looms

New York: The development of an El Niño climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean this year is more and more likely, with dangerously high temperatures and extreme weather events expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.