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Climate Change body elects South Korea’s Hoesung Lee as new chairperson

Hoesung Lee, who was the vice-chair of the IPCC, will lead this scientific body in preparing the sixth assessment report over the next five or six years.

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Global warming can alter Earth’s shape: study

In a five-year study, researchers compared glaciers in Patagonia and in the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Better weather

PM’s articulation of environment commitments indicates a welcome shift in India’s climate diplomacy.


Climate change: China pledges fund of $3 billion for developing nations

The China South-South Climate Cooperation Fund will also enhance their capacity to access the GCF, according to a China-US joint presidential statement on climate change.

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India may choose Gandhi’s birth anniversary to announce INDCs on reducing emissions

All eyes are on India, a fast-growing economy, on what its INDCs will be as nations prepare to meet in December this year for the crucial Paris Climate Change Summit.


Full text: PM Modi’s address at United Nations Sustainable Development Summit

Full text of Prime Minister Modi’s address at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Climate talks: Expect India to play constructive role, says White House

The White House reiterated its support for India’s bid for a permanent membership of the UN Security Council.


Video: How the world map would change if all the ice on Earth melted

If all of the ice on planet Earth melted, several cities in the world would just disappear

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Paper Clip: Bigger, frequent ‘grey swan’ storms on way

Climate change will see powerful “grey swan” cyclones hitting cities along the Persian Gulf, parts of Florida, and Australia more frequently over the next century, according to the study. Unlike “black swan” events, which are entirely unexpected, grey swans may be anticipated by combining physical knowledge with historical data. “Grey swan” tropical cyclones can whip […]


Germany and Brazil join forces on climate change action

Merkel and Rousseff focused mainly on environmental cooperation during a 24-hour visit by the German leader that was also aimed at boosting trade and investment in Brazil’s stagnant economy.

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Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti’s humanitarian crisis: UN

According to UN data, nearly 20,000 people have been affected and 170 killed by the disease since the beginning of the year.


‘Marry before your house is swept away’: Climate change is giving child marriages a boost

The World Health Organisation has estimated that more than 88 per cent of the existing global burden of disease due to climate change occurs in children under the age of five.

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Climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked: Obama

Obama’s move represented a challenge to the rest of the world to take serious action as a global summit to finalize a landmark climate change treaty approaches at the end of this year.

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As plans go

Obama’s climate action agenda is the most ambitious by a US president yet. It is not enough.


From the lab- Wilting under heat: Climate change and transforming flora

Rising temperatures could alter vegetation in Jammu and Kashmir by the end of the century.