Climate

Why are climate activists calling for reparations?

The climate crisis is a manifestation of interlocking systems of oppression, and it's a form of colonialism, said Belgium-based climate activist Meera Ghani.

published on : 25th September 2022

World counts on India to mobilise credible actions to deliver on 2030 Agenda: UN chief 

'Showcasing the India-UN Partnership in Action', the UN chief underlined that as home to the largest youth generation in history, India will be decisive in the success of the SDGs.

published on : 24th September 2022

City’s own idiosyncratic autumn

Autumn marks the transition to winter, where canopies burst into a riot of colours.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Heavy property damage: Gustnados an emerging climate crisis in Kerala

Gustnados/gust wind, a whirlwind-like phenomenon, is becoming an emerging concern in Kerala, inflicting heavy property damage and putting lives at risk.

published on : 21st September 2022

CSM Tech signs climate pledge

The company is the seventh Indian firm and the first from Odisha to be the signatory to the pledge.

published on : 21st September 2022

PM Sharif describes Pakistan as a 'sea of water' after floods; calls for immediate climate action at SCO

He stressed the dire need for assistance from international community to help Pakistan overcome the problems in wake of floods, including relief, rehabilitation and control of water-borne diseases.

published on : 16th September 2022

Not just climate change, Pakistan's overall vulnerability too worsened floods, study finds

What happened in Pakistan “would have been a disastrously high rainfall event without climate change, but it's worse because of climate change,” the study's senior author, a climate scientist, said.

published on : 16th September 2022

Climate change: Assam has 15 of India’s 25 most vulnerable districts

Assam is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its geographic proximity to the delta region and poor socio-economic conditions.

published on : 16th September 2022

Report calls for rethink as 29 per cent of Chennai city may be inundated in five years

Use Chennai Corporation’s draft city climate action plan as base to frame developmental projects, say activists.

published on : 16th September 2022

'Earth now our only shareholder': Patagonia's billionaire founder gives away company to save planet

'Even public companies with good intentions are under too much pressure to create short-term gain at the expense of long-term vitality and responsibility,' Yvon Chouinard, 83, said.

published on : 15th September 2022

UN sums up climate science: world heading in wrong direction

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cited the floods in Pakistan, heat waves in Europe, and droughts in places such as China, the Horn of Africa, and the US—and pointed the finger at fossil fuels.

published on : 13th September 2022

Pakistan scrambles to deliver aid as flood death toll rises

Authorities said the overall death toll reached 1,422 on Tuesday, with 31 more people dying in rain-related incidents this week.

published on : 13th September 2022

‘Clairvoyant’ 2012 climate report warned of extreme weather

The report was exactly what a climate report should do: Warn us about the future in time for us to adapt before the worst stuff happens. And the world proceeded to do what it usually does.

published on : 13th September 2022

Andhra Pradesh: Priority to energy efficiency in building sector

The construction sector in India is accounting for around 44% of all material demand.

published on : 12th September 2022

Where there’s smoke, there's a car

Cars changed society with ease. Road trips brought families together. America's Model T and India's Maruti 800 transformed economies and history.

published on : 11th September 2022

UN chief slams climate change 'insanity' on Pakistan flood visit

Pakistan says it will cost at least $10 billion to rebuild and repair -- an impossible sum for the deeply indebted nation -- but the priority is food and shelter for 33 million people affected.

published on : 9th September 2022

Bommai appeals to Central team to study changing rain pattern 

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday appealed to the central team, which is in the state to assess rain damage, to study the strange rain pattern in Karnataka.

published on : 8th September 2022

Moody’s retains India rating with stable outlook

It sees India’s debt burden stabilising around 80% of the GDP, which is still higher than similarly-rated countries.

published on : 7th September 2022

PSG face backlash for 'inappropriate' mockery of train plea

"We had a chat with our travel organisers earlier to see if we can travel by sand-yacht," Galtier said, of the sailed beach buggies popular on certain French beaches.

published on : 6th September 2022

Flood devastation: States impervious to huge losses; only 4 enforced floodplain zoning law

Experts have warned of 'dire consequences' if floodplain zoning is not done at the earliest in view of the rise in the number of floods due to climate change.

published on : 4th September 2022
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