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Planet at risk of heading towards “Hothouse Earth” state

New York, Aug 7 (IBNS): An international team of scientists has published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, there is a risk of Earth entering what the scientists call “Hothouse Earth” conditions.

New study shows climate change is wreaking havoc on delicate relationship between orchids and bees

London, Apr 21 (IBNS): The first definitive demonstration of climate change upsetting the vital interdependent relationships between species has been revealed, thanks to a study led by the University of Sussex.

Climate change could raise food insecurity risk: Study

London, Apr 2 (IBNS): Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests.

Far northern permafrost may unleash carbon within decades: NASA

Washington, Mar 6 (IBNS): Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic -- formerly thought to be at least temporarily shielded from global warming by its extreme environment -- will thaw enough to become a permanent source of carbon to the atmosphere in this century, with the peak transition occurring in 40 to 60 years, according to a new NASA-led study.

Global temperature targets missed within decades unless carbon emissions reversed: Study

London, Jan 31 (IBNS): New projections by researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton, and the Australian National University in Canberra, could be the catalyst the world has sought to determine how best to meet its obligations to reduce carbon emissions and better manage global warming as defined by the Paris Agreement.

Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Washington, Jan 19 (JEN): Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

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.

Surging heat may limit aircraft takeoffs globally, says study

New York, July 14 (IBNS): Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study.

Deadly heatwaves could affect 74 percent of the world’s population

Washington, June 20 (JEN): Seventy-four percent of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Even if emissions are aggressively reduced, the percent of the world’s human population affected is expected to reach 48 percent.

Trump’s decision deals death blow to Paris Agreement, says CSE

New Delhi, Jun 2 (IBNS): With the US President’s latest assault on the global fight against climate change, meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement will become an uphill task, an official CSE release stated.

Villagers of Assam's Dima Hasao district convert a wasteland into a green hill

Guwahati, May 16 (IBNS) : While destruction of forest continued and it is at the peak, villagers of a remote village in Assam's hills district Dima Hasao have transformed a wasteland into a green forest by plantation drive.

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).