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Underutilisation of Environmental Relief Fund defeats the “Polluter Pays” principle

January 11, 2021 7:07 pm

In the nearly 30 years of its existence, it has become doubtful if the Fund has been achieving its purpose as accounts of underutilisation and indifference by the authorities keep surfacing.

2011-2020 warmest recorded decade ever: World Meteorological Organisation

December 29, 2020 9:00 pm

The main reason for such consecutive warm decades is the record levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases present in the atmosphere.

Delhi’s real test on climate change is on building political consensus to adapt to changed reality

December 08, 2020 8:47 am

Despite contrasting approaches, China and US share goals on environment. In underlining climate change as an important area of engagement with Biden, Delhi has signalled its readiness to deal with a new phase in the global politics of environment.

Greenland ice sheet faces irreversible melting, say scientists

December 03, 2020 5:27 pm

According to the researchers, the ice sheet is seven times the area of the UK, and stores a large amount of the Earth's frozen water.

Joe Biden will take a clear climate mandate into the White House

November 08, 2020 12:59 pm

Global warming was on the ballot, to a surprising degree. Biden promised to embrace international climate diplomacy and spend more than $2 trillion backing clean energy and green jobs.

Earth saw its warmest September on record: European Union

October 07, 2020 3:55 pm

The Paris Agreement, of which many UN nations are signatories, has nations aim to cap global warming "well below" 2 degrees Celsius and at 1.5 degrees if possible.

UN report: Increased warming closing in on agreed upon limit

September 09, 2020 6:09 pm

The world already has warmed nearly 2 degrees (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 1800s, and the last five years are hotter than the previous five years, the report said.

Global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction, researchers say

July 21, 2020 2:00 pm

The fate of polar bears has long been a flashpoint in the debate over human-caused climate change, used by scientists and environmentalists as well as deniers in their arguments.

'The changes the world has made to stop the spread of COVID-19 are promising'

July 15, 2020 6:59 pm

At a time when the world is struggling with climate change, global warming, extinction of wildlife, loss of forest cover, and disease and destruction, Kristine Tompkins asks if we are prepared to do whatever it takes to change the end of this story

UN: World could hit 1.5 degree warming threshold in 5 years

July 09, 2020 7:27 pm

The UN weather agency says the world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial average for the first time in the coming five years.


Greenland residents grapple with global warming

January 15, 2019 7:31 am

As scientists study the threats posed by a warming climate, some of the immediate effects of climate change have been a double-edged sword for some in and around Tasiilaq.


Climate change is real and it is making hurricanes worse. Here's how

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Rising ocean temperatures have fueled some of the most devastating storms in recent years. Kendra Pierre-Louis, a reporter on The New York Times’s climate team, explains how.