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Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster Than Global Warming Levels: Report

The latest evaluation of the Arctic sea reveals the ice melted by half in the last three decades and it would be almost free of sea ice by 2040, and no ice by 2070, rising the sea level and submerging many island regions on Earth. Satellite data collected by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme found that projections for the ...

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August 2016 Turns Out Hottest Month Ever in 136 Years: NASA

Amid global clamour over climate change or global warming, NASA has come out with another indicator in the direction saying August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years. A monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York revealed that the seasonal temperature cycle typically peaks in July, and August ...

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Earth Day: 150 Nations to Sign Paris Pact as Google Doodle Celebrates, Key Facts, Celebrity Quotes, and More

As Google with its beautiful doodle reminded people around the world about the Earth Day on April 22, nearly 155 nations will sign the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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Climate Change Impact? USGS Says Permafrost in Central Alaska Thawing Faster Than Believed

One-fourth of the permafrost underneath Alaska could thaw by the end of the century, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists after using statistically modeled maps drawn from satellite data. The survey projected that the near-surface permafrost that currently underlies 38% of boreal and arctic Alaska would be reduced by 16% to 24% by 2100. Permafrost declines are more likely in ...

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Climate Change? Coastal Marshes Have Self-Rising Mechanism to Resist Sea-Level Rise: Study

Amid heated debate on climte change, global warming that may push sea levels to rise affecting the coastal areas and small island nations across globe, here is a news that should soothen the environmental critics. The coastal marshes are more resilient than previously believed to the sea-level rising, says a new Duke University study. The research shows that there is ...

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NASA Data Shows Chennai Floods Rare in Last 115 Years (Video)

NASA Earth Observatory map by Joshua Stevens, using IMERG data provided courtesy of the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Science Team’s Precipitation Processing System (PPS). Caption by Mike Carlowicz. NASA Earth Observatory data shows that rains in Chennai in 24 hours on December 1 and 2 surpass all the records in 115 years, say from 1901, authenticating the worst-ever floods in ...

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PM Modi’s Speech at Cop-21 on Climate Change (Full Text)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pitched in for developed nations to pay for their reckless automation that resulted in increased fossil fuel emissions in the last two decades crossing the safety barrier of 2 degreee celsius, which can be reversed only when all countries agree to adaptation of new technology and cap their carbon emissions. Here is the full ...

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Paris Climate Change Talks: India Should Focus on Agriculture Fund

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Team India should focus on agriculture fund among other major issues at the Climate Change Conference (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015, while solar and wind energies may naturally figure prominently in their agenda of green house gas (GHG) emissions, said experts. India’s stand on climate change responsibility has been "Equity and Common ...

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PM Departs for CoP-21 Climate Change Summit at Paris, India Faces Biggest Challenge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Climate Change Confererence (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015 to face one of the major challenges to his government’s diplomatic efforts in the global arena. Mr Modi will address the meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande and attend ‘Mission Innovation’ being hosted by US ...

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British Scientists Invent ‘Porous Liquid’ to Trap Carbon Dioxide, Future Potential High

British scientists have made a breakthrough with success in the so-called “Carbon-Capture” technology that has potential to turn around the climate change debate forever. The scientists at Queen’s University, Belfast have made a “porous liquid” which can dissolve unusually high amounts of gas, which are absorbed into the ‘holes’ in the liquid. Prof. Stuart James of Queen’s School of Chemistry ...

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Microfinance FINCA Chief Joins Obama’s Forum for Off-Grid Clean Energy Markets

The White House Forum on Catalyzing Markets for Off-Grid Clean Energy Access has gathered momentum with more industry players joining the campaign. FINCA International’s President and CEO, Rupert Scofield, has announced the organization’s commitment to provide affordable solar energy products to benefit 1.5 million people in Africa by 2019. FINCA will also facilitate the off-grid market by fostering other social ...

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Antarctica’s Ice Sheet to Disappear Due to Global Warming, Says Study

Researchers have simulated a futuristic scenario of Antarctica due to global warming to provide a gloomy picture of how the ice-sheet would disappear and the bare deserted land would stare at the mankind. In their study published in the journal Nature, Victoria University’s Antarctic Research Centre and GNS Science researchers provided their simulated findings to predict how the Antarctic ice ...

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Global Warming to Alter the Planet’s Shape

Climate change affect not just temperature, but it also alter the Earth’s shape according to the Scientists from the University of British Colombia. One of the most rapidly warming regions of the world, the Canadian Acrtic will feel these effects acutely. More than 4 degree celsius of warming over the last 50 years, the glaciers will be seen flowing up ...

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Crocs face Extinction Soon Due to Human Expansion: Australian Expert

Many of the world’s 27 species of crocodylians will soon be either totally or locally extinct due to human population expansion and intensive land-use for agriculture depleting the water bodies, which provide succour to crocs, said a University of Queensland researcher. Emeritus Professor Gordon Grigg of UQ says the fact that these reptiles had survived millions of years was no good ...

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Forget Global Warming, Earth May Witness ‘Little Ice Age’ from 2030 to 2040: Russian, UK Scientists

In this 1677 painting by Abraham Hondius, "The Frozen Thames, looking Eastwards towards Old London Bridge," people are shown enjoying themselves on the ice. CREDIT Museum of London

The recurrence of the intense cold period similar to the one that raged the Earth during the “Little Ice Age” freezing the world in the 17th and early 18th centuries may occur again from 2030 to 2040, said scientists in their conclusions at the the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno in Wales. The alarming findings were presented by Prof. V.Zharkova ...

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2014 Confirmed Officially as Earth’s Hottest Year: NOAA Report

The State of the Climate in 2014 report compiled by NOAA has confirmed the NASA and NOAA report released earlier stating that the year 2014 was the hottest year on record based on insights collected from 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world. [Also see: 2014 Warmest Year on Record, Says NASA; Global Warming on Rise?] The inputs pondered indicators ...

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Global temeprature anomaly highest since 2009-10, says Report

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) published Friday a comparison between global average temperatures over the last few months and the last 30 years. Twelve-month averages of global temperatures relative to 1981–2010 reached a value in June 2015 that is comparable with peak values experienced in 2005 and 2009-10, according to figures released by ECMWF. The 12-month period up to ...

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Earth’s Surface Temperature Cooling Down as Pacific, Indian Oceans Accumulating More Heat: NASA Study

A NASA study of ocean temperatures from 2003–2012 found that despite increase in greenhouse gases, the global surface temperature is cooling down, a strange phenomenon that climate contrarians term as merely a “hiatus.” The study said one of the leading explanations could be that extra heat was being stored in the ocean. The Pacific Ocean is trapping ocean heat energy ...

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