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Climate chaos to continue in 2018, UN chief warns; Will the world rise to challenge?

New York, Mar 30 (JEN): Climate change “is still moving much faster than we are,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday, calling for the political will, innovation and financing to cut global emissions by at least 25 per cent over the next two years.

The world must come together at COP23 to raise ambition despite the US pullout, says India-based think tank

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IBNS): The twenty-third meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is scheduled to begin in Bonn, Germany, from November 6.

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Mumbai showcasing solutions to combat climate change

Mumbai, Oct 29 (IBNS: The ‘Rainbow Warrior’ is a flagship of Greenpeace whose journey’s across the oceans has led her from island shores to the big port cities around the world.

Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks, study finds

Washington, Oct 13 (IBNS): Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika , malaria and dengue fever, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Climate change a buzzkill for coffee lovers, finds study

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS): Global warming could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America — the world’s largest coffee-producing region — by as much as 88 percent by 2050.

Climate change one of the biggest threats to global prosperity and stability: British High Commissioner

Kolkata, Aug 24 (IBNS): British High Commissioner to India, Dominic Asquith, said climate change is one of the biggest threats to global prosperity and stability at the ‘Environment and Energy Conclave’ organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry here on Thursday.

Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air, finds study

Toronto, Aug 23 (IBNS): Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change.

Climate change could put rare bat species at greater risk

London, Aug 2 (IBNS): An endangered bat species with a UK population of less than 1,000 could be further threatened by the effects of global warming, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.

US President Donald Trump announces decision to withdraw from Paris agreement

Washington, June 2 (IBNS): In a major development, US President Donald Trump has announced his nation will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary meets Indian Environment Minister, appreciates India’s climate actions

New Delhi, Apr 18 (IBNS): United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, met the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Anil Madhav Dave, here on Tuesday.

Canada: A news study promotes action on climate change

Toronto, Apr 4 (IBNS): A new study “Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being” by Tero Mustonen and Kaisu Mustonen has been published on Friday in science, indicating some species moving to cooler areas of the planet to survive the climate change, media reports said.

Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017, says WMO

London, Mar 21 (IBNS): The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Canada: Climate change causes bird's plumage to evolve, study suggests

Toronto, Jan 29 (IBNS): According to a new study white head patch on male species of Ficedula albicollis-- a small bird that breeds in Europe and overwinters in sub-Saharan Africa-- was found to shrink as climate warms, media reports said.