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Countries’ climate promises still not enough to avoid catastrophic global warming: UN Report

New York: While plans submitted by most signatories of the Paris Agreement would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, they are still not ambitious enough to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, a new report by UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) warned on Wednesday.

Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

New York: Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Planet-warming trend continues: 2020 closes hottest decade on record – UN weather agency

New York: As 2020 draws to a close, it leaves in its wake the warmest decade on record and one of the three hottest years ever measured, according to the UN weather agency.

Climate change: Record northern heat, fuels concerns over US wildfire destruction

New York: The northern hemisphere experienced its warmest August ever, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday, amid searing conditions that have contributed to devastating wildfires on the west coast of the United States.

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees, finds new study

London/IBNS: Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.

2019 remained second hottest year on record: Study

London/IBNS: Temperatures in December 2019 were above the 1981-2010 average throughout Europe. It was especially warm in the east.

Climate experts pledge to scale up high-altitude fight against mountain melt

New York/IBNS: The UN’s weather watchdog and partners committed on Thursday to a new initiative to ramp up observation and prediction technology that will help address the challenges of climate change, melting snow and ice, and water-related hazards.

Alarming: Study finds melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years

New York, June 21 (IBNS): A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century.

Climate change: ‘A moral, ethical and economic imperative’ to slow global warming say UN leaders, calling for more action

New York, May 10 (IBNS): It is nothing less than a “moral, ethical and economic imperative” to take more action to mitigate the existential threat posed by climate change, said top executives from across the United Nations system on Thursday.

Research suggests glaciers are disappearing and sea levels are rising

Ontario, Apr 15 (IBNS): As part of an international research collaboration, Queen’s University scientist and lead Canadian researcher Laura Thomson examined the contribution of Canadian glaciers and ice caps to global sea level rise.

A billion people will be newly exposed to diseases like Dengue fever as world temperatures rise: Study

New York, Mar 30 (IBNS: As many as a billion people could be newly exposed to disease-carrying mosquitoes by the end of the century because of global warming, says a new study that examines temperature changes on a monthly basis across the world.

Two-degree temperature rise could melt half of glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalaya region, destabilizing Asia’s rivers: Study

Kathmandu, Feb 5 (IBNS): A comprehensive new study of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, known as the world’s “Third Pole” for its vast store of ice, and home to Mount Everest, K2 and other soaring peaks, finds that even the most ambitious Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century would lead to a 2.1 spike in temperatures and the melting of one-third of the region’s glaciers, a critical water source to some 250 million mountain dwellers and the 1.65 billion others living in the river valleys below.

Warming seas may increase frequency of extreme storms: Study

Washington, Jan 30 (IBNS): A new NASA study shows that warming of the tropical oceans due to climate change could lead to a substantial increase in the frequency of extreme rain storms by the end of the century.

Study sounds warning over greenhouse emissions from Arctic rivers

New York, Oct 22 (IBNS): A new study involving scientists from the University of Aberdeen has revealed that river networks bordering the Arctic Circle are responsible for a far higher level of carbon emissions than previously believed.

Global warming report, an 'ear-splitting wake-up call' warns UN chief

New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): A special report on limiting global warming released on Monday by a UN scientific panel, should be heard around the world as an "ear-splitting wake-up call" said UN chief António Guterres. He said the long-awaited findings show that "climate change is running faster than we are - and we are running out of time."